1. Big boost on campus: Massachusetts could offer a match for donations to UMass, public universities, community colleges

    Big boost on campus: Massachusetts could offer a match for donations to UMass, public universities, community colleges

    Donors to endowment funds at state universities and community colleges, including University of Massachusetts campuses, could see their dollars partially matched under a supplemental budget pending on Beacon Hill. "Their money goes further, and who doesn't want their money to go further," said Erica Broman, vice president for institutional advancement at Westfield State University and executive director of the Westfield State Foundation.

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    1. Their money goes further, and who doesn't want their money to go further.
    2. It was a game-changer in being able to invest in our faculty and financial aid.
    3. We deeply appreciate the support of House Speaker Robert DeLeo, Senate President Karen Spilka, their leadership teams and, of course, our local delegation of Representatives Mindy Domb, Natalie Blais, Dan Carey, Paul Mark and Lindsay Sabadosa as well as Senator Jo Comerford.
    4. This will be an enormous help when it comes to fundraising.
    5. We need to play catch-up with the private universities in terms of creating a culture of philanthropy on our campuses.
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