Thank you to the donors who are investing in Just Imagine: the Campaign for the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Meet the students and faculty members whose lives are transformed through your generosity.

Giving Back by Supporting Faculty

"It may sound clichéd, but I could not have achieved what I have without UMass Boston,” says Dave McPherson ’89. He and his wife, Gail, have established the McPherson Family Faculty Endowment Fund at the College of Management.

Investing in Education for Boston Nurses

When a Brookline-based nonprofit wanted to enhance healthcare in Boston, it decided to invest in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences because it prepares significant numbers of graduates who serve as clinicians in the city's medical centers.   

Patrick Chair Promotes Social Equity

Chancellor Motley announced the founding of the new Deval L. Patrick Chair in Social, Political, and Economic Innovation at the Golden Gala on June 4. Over $1 million has been raised in support of the chair.



Charitable Trust Extends Educational Access

The late Harold and Ella Brehm were not UMass Boston alumni, but both expressed a fervent belief in the value of public education. Because of them, Brehm scholarship recipients will attend UMass Boston tuition free for four years.

Scholarship Extends Alumna’s Legacy

When the Rodick family tragically lost their daughter and sister, Julie Rodick '83, they turned their grief and love of running into something positive: a new scholarship to further her legacy of service.

Partnership Benefits Veterans

Developing innovative approaches to serving veterans is at the heart of the mission of the UMass Boston’s William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences. A new gift from the band Dropkick Murphys will supports combat veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder and other challenges.  

Sanofi Genzyme Supports Student Success

Henry Lo, Yuna Farah, and John Angell are three of the young researchers benefiting from Sanofi Genzyme Research Fellowships at UMass Boston.


Strong Public Higher Education Impacts Us All (video)

Just imagine what we can build together: a great public university that knows no bounds in research, teaching, and service—where students have every opportunity for success and the financial resources to pursue their passions.