Building a Foundation for a Better Future

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Image from the 2016 Faculty and Staff Donor Reception.   

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 15, 2017) – Even a few dollars deducted from a paycheck can go a long way, especially when it comes to helping those who want an education to get one.
Members from the UAlbany community gave a range of reasons why donating to the UAlbany Fund this year proved to be a rewarding decision.
Aran Mull, assistant chief of police at UAlbany, said that investing in students’ lives will always have a lasting impact, and in more ways than one.
“Every single person who comes to this University – all of the students – they’re going to eventually leave the University and go back to their communities,” he said. “We can help good, civic-minded people go back to those communities and make our broader society a better place.”
Lisa Trubitt, assistant chief information officer and chief of staff of information technology services, cited the investment as a sort of “sure thing.”

“In higher education, we provide people with the skills they can use to change the world,” Trubitt said. “A college education is something that you’ll never be sorry you got, and that no one can ever take away from you.”
Mull, who joined the University community in 1995, said that even a small amount can make a big difference.
“We’re catching a bunch of people at a point in their lives where they’re building a foundation that will really impact their lives going forward,” he said. “We can help that foundation be a better platform for their success.”
Mull said he’s a veteran giver to the University. He said his donations this year will go towards the University Progress Fund, Athletics and Student Affairs.
A Positive Cycle
Tributt, who’s received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from UAlbany, said giving back was a natural reaction to …

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