Professor Paul Griffin has made a $25,000 pledge that, along with matching gifts, are providing scholarships and support to recruit talented students to the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program.
“Joining the MPAc program is one of the best decisions that I have ever made, and I am extremely proud to be the recipient of the program’s first Founder’s Fund award. It meant a lot to have been recognized as having the potential to become a leader in the accounting profession. The financial support is of great help in terms of preparing for the future as this award has significantly eased the burden of managing debt.”
- Dylan Lee MPAc 16
First Recipient, Founders’ Fund Award
Griffin has committed to match gifts at a 1:1 ratio up to $25,000 to inspire accounting firms and individuals to join the new MPAc Founders’ Fund and support students in the program.
“Thanks to my colleagues we have a great program at the GSM,” said Professor Paul Griffin. “I fervently hope that fund recipients will look back and conclude that their MPAc Founders’ Fund Scholarship made a difference.”
The first scholarship recipient this year is MPAc student Dylan Lee, who received $6,000 in support. Lee has an offer to join the San Francisco office of PricewaterhouseCoopers as an assurance associate after he graduates in June.
Initial corporate contributors to the fund include Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Cohn & Resnick
To become a Founders’ Fund member, a gift of $1,000 or more are accepted by June 30, 2016.
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