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New Scholarship, Additional Gifts Enrich Economics Department

Brown and SpitzCollege of Liberal Arts and Economics major alumnus Charlie Brown '09, a financial advisor at Northwestern Mutual’s Boston Group and our Economics Department Honors Dinner speaker in 2013, has recently announced a pledge to endow an Economics scholarship in honor of Joanne Spitz. He is the youngest alumnus ever to make such a significant gift, and was featured speaker at the University’s Annual Celebration of Support held on March 25, 2014. Thank you, Charlie!



James Gajewski (BA/MA, Class of 2014) has set a record for speed in making an alumni contribution! Just weeks after obtaining his degree, he sent in a donation with the note, “This donation is in gratitude for a tremendous effort on the part of the faculty in applied economics to make the first wave of the program a resounding success. The education that myself and the rest of my cohort received has been no less than life altering, and I look forward to contributing regularly for the remainder of my life.”

We very much appreciate the support that alumni have given to the Department. The alumni-funded student computer lab, Honors Dinner, student prizes, visiting speakers, and other activities enrich our program in these tight-budget times. We 
also sincerely thank those of you who have provided us information about job possibilities for our graduating majors, or have participated in job networking events. 

If you would like to make a gift to the department, use the button below and indicate "Economics" in the in the "Other" field on the from. You may also give by sending a check made out to "UMass Boston Economics Department" to University Advancement, UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125-3393.




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