Becker College Capital Campaign Update

Published on Monday, March 10th, 2008

Thanks to the generosity of many alumni, trustees, friends and foundations, Becker College’s capital campaign, "Transforming Lives Through Education,” has reached $3.5 million in gifts as of February 29, 2008.   Becker kicked-off the public phase of this multi-year initiative on October 19, 2007 with $3.1 million raised at that time.

Over 1,800 individuals and organizations have already contributed to “Transforming Lives Through Education,” toward the $7.5 million goal.

Profiles in Giving

Jerrianne Seger, MD
UMass Memorial Healthcare
Member, Board of Trustees, $25,000 campaign pledge

"It’s no secret that the rising cost of a college education can be an obstacle as future generations seek educational opportunities as a path to a better life. As a member of the board of trustees, I am committed to doing what I can to help Becker fulfill its mission. That is why my husband and I have pledged $25,000 in support of the "Transforming Lives Through Education” capital campaign."

Ted Duprez
Becker College
Professor of Management, $5,000 campaign pledge

"Becker College is a unique institution of higher education and I am proud to be a faculty member here. It is obvious to me that the Becker faculty and staff make a profound difference in the lives of many young people; by helping them build an educational and social foundation that prepares them to fulfill their maximum potential in life.

"Just today, I bumped into a student I had met two years ago, because at that time, he was on the verge of academic dismissal. Presently, he is carrying a very respectable 3.5 grade point average, due to his hard work and the extra support provided by Becker’s faculty and staff.  That is what Becker College is all about. In my opinion, that is the core of this college’s raison d’être.

"Catherine, my wife, and I chose to make a $5,000 commitment to Becker’s capital campaign because we want to ensure that the College remains a financially secure and vibrant center for the long term future. My parent’s names are permanently inscribed on a cobblestone in front of the entrance to the Weller Academic Building. That stone and the college will be here ad infinitum if others join in to help make the capital campaign a success."