Our Donors

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Alan E. Cober

The family and friends of Alan E. Cober created an endowed fund in order to honor his memory and his body of work, and to advance graphic illustration. Cober (1935-1998), one of America’s foremost illustrators, was a visiting artist in the UB Art Department from...

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Amena and Hatim Nakoda, and Moeez Nakhoda, BS '91

Moeez Nakhoda is a director with a Singapore-based company that trades in such diverse commodities as spices, petrochemicals, foodstuffs, educational books and wastepaper. In 2007, when he and his family created the Amena and Hatim Nakoda Family Scholarship Fund,...

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Arthur and Louise Wasserman; and Mindy Singer

Arthur, who died in 1998, was an active member and president of the Balfour Lodge of B’nai Brith, a life member of Hadassah, an honorary life member of the Hillel Foundation Board, a board member of the Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies, a member of the University...

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Beth Cheshire Moran, BS '86

The Beth Cheshire Moran Award was established by Theodore Moran, BS EE ’86, Thomas Cheshire, AAS ’57, and Nancy Cheshire; honoring the late Beth Cheshire Moran, BS CS ’86; awarded to CSE undergraduate students, with preference to those of strong personal character...

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Beuline Alexander Crawford, BA '50

Beuline Alexander Crawford (1928-2015), held an undergraduate degree from UB in sociology and graduate degrees from Wayne State University and the University of Detroit Mercy. She was known for providing scholarships for young people, stipulating that the recipients...

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BlueCross BlueShield of WNY

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York established a scholarship fund in 2008, which supports graduates of the Buffalo Public Schools who demonstrate financial need as incoming UB freshmen. Announcing the multi-year endowed fund, then-CEO Alphonso O’Neil-White...

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Bruce W. Challen, BA '30

The late Bruce Challen, a Buffalo native and 1930 UB graduate, spent most of his working life outside of Western New York. He lived in Chicago while working at Kraft Foods; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; then lived in Virginia while working at the U.S....

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Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs

The Buffalo Federation of Women’s Clubs, founded in 1905, focused its mission on citizenship, education and philanthropy. Some of the organizations early efforts included advocating for the need for school nurses, covering the salary of the City of Buffalo’s first...

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Charles A. Bauda, MD '42 and Philomena Bauda

The late Charles A. and Philomena Bauda established numerous student support funds in the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering and Nursing. Charles Buada recevied his degree in medicine from UB in 1942 and Philomena earned earned a nursing certificate from UB...

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Charles and Myra Jacobowitz

Charles S. Jacobowitz was a prominent, civic-minded Buffalo businessman and bank director, who watched the then private University of Buffalo grow from the days when it took the first steps toward becoming the modern university it is today with the establishment of...

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David M. Benenson

The David M. Benenson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the wife and daughters of David M. Benenson to honor his lifelong dedication to fostering academic excellence in the field of engineering. Scholarships from the Benenson Fund are intended to help...

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De Alva Stanwood Alexander and Anne Bliss Alexander

The late Mrs. Anne Bliss Alexander established a scholarship fund in honor of her husband, De Alva Stanwood Alexander (1846-1925), an American journalist, lawyer, historian and member of the United States House of Representatives. A native of Maine, at 15 Alexander...

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Dennis Domkowski

This scholarship was established In memory of Dennis Domkowski by his peers and colleagues of the Professional Communicators of Western New York (now called Brainstorm). This endowed scholarship funds students enrolled in the UB Department of Art who show exceptional...

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Division of University Communications

The Division of University Communications is a team of nearly 40 professionals focused on advancing UB’s reputation by telling compelling stories with creativity, passion and authenticity. The office leads communications efforts for the university, and provides...

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Dr. Alison L. Des Forges

UB faculty member Roger Des Forges, in collaboration with the Alison L. Des Forges Memorial Committee, established the Alison L. Des Forges Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2012 to pay tribute to his late wife, historian and internationally recognized human rights...

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Dr. Marie Dellas, PhD '70 and MS '67

Marie Dellas,’70 PhD, ’67 MS, created a scholarship to be awarded to UB Honors students pursuing bachelor of science degrees in the Department of Biological Sciences or in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Creative thinking and behavior interested Marie...

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Dr. Sandra M. Donaldson, BA '68

The Nielsen-Donaldson Women’s Scholarship was established in 2015 by Sandra M. Donaldson, BA ’68, to provide scholarships to female students in the UB College of Arts and Sciences in honor of the unheralded work of women exemplified by her mother, Margaret Nielsen...

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Dr. Sharon Bob Young BA '71

Sharon Bob Young is a specialist on higher education policy and regulation at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, a law firm in Washington, DC. Her mother, Ruth, worked in the UB the Office of Admissions for 20 years. When she established the fund, Sharon Bob Young said...

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Edward L. Curvish Jr., EdM ’60, BA ’58

The Dr. Edward L. Curvish, Jr. Award was established in 2000 by Edward L. Curvish, Jr., EdM ’60, BA ’58 to support a graduating history student. Edward is a second-generation UB alumnus, as his father, Dr. Edward L. Curvish Sr., MD ‘29, graduated from UB’s medical...

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Eleanor V. Millonzi

Eleanor Millonzi was born in Michigan in 1912, and lived and raised her family in Buffalo. She was committed to civic activity, with an emphasis on the arts. She served in a variety of volunteer leadership roles with the Arts Council of Buffalo and Erie County, the...

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Engineering Alumni Association

The UB Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) awards scholarships to engineering students in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who demonstrate leadership skills through involvement in campus and community activities as well as scholastic...

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Felix Infausto '32 and Clara Infausto

Felix was born in 1909 in Jacobs, Pa. Despite losing both hands in an industrial accident as a teenager, he graduated with honors from high school and won a scholarship to the University of Buffalo, where he received both his undergraduate and law degrees. After 11...

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Frances R. and Louis B. Morrison

The Frances Morrison Memorial Scholarship was established jointly in 1984 by her niece, Nancy Schwartz, her husband, David Schwartz, and Louis Morrison. Frances loved to paint and this was a meaningful way to memorialize her. “Aunt Fran” was the beloved aunt of...

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Frank B. Silvestro, MA ’68, BA ’62

After serving in the Navy, Buffalo native Frank Silvestro, MA ’68, BA ’62, graduated summa cum laude from UB while working at the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory. During his studies, he benefitted from the financial assistance of a local foundation. That help...

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Frank J. Puskar, BS ’79, and Mary F. Puskar

Frank J. Puskar, BS ’79 is the founder of Energo Engineering, a KBR subsidiary located in Houston, Texas, providing advanced structural engineering for the offshore platform oil and gas industry. He is an expert on the design of platforms for extreme loads including...

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Frederick J. Schoellkopf and Toby Bloom Schoellkopf, BA '72

In 2005, Frederick J. Schoellkopf established the Toby Bloom and Frederick Schoelkopf Award for Study Abroad to honor the memory of his wife, Toby Bloom Schoellkopf, BA ’72. The fund provides an annual award to an undergraduate student in the Department of History in...

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Gretchen A. Hodgdon, MD ’00, and Travis Hodgdon, DO

Gretchen A. Hodgdon, MD ’00 is a 1985 graduate of Bennett High School. Gretchen and Travis are first generation college graduates and each benefitted from generous scholarships when they were undergraduate students. They are strongly committed to the concept of “pay...

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Gustin L Reichbach, BA '67

After majoring in political science at UB, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Gustin Reichbach graduated from Columbia Law School. He was active on the Columbia campus during anti-Vietnam War protests, which led to a two-year delay in his admission to the New...

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Harold James Levy, MD ’46 and Arlyne Levy

The Levy family has a strong legacy at UB. Three generations of the family received medical degrees: Harold’s father, Sidney H. Levy, M.D. ’15 was a pioneer radiologist in Buffalo, then Harold’s medical degree in the centennial class of 1946 and then, in 1986,...

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Hsinchun Chen, MBA ’85 and Hsiao-Hui Chow, PhD ’89

An acclaimed information technology scholar and entrepreneur, Hsinchun Chen is the Regents Professor and Thomas R. Brown Chair of Management and Technology at the University of Arizona and founding director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab. Hsiao-Hui (Sherry) Chow...