Walsh College Establishes Kaufman Endowed Student Success Fund

Walsh College has established the Alan Jay and Sue Kaufman Endowed Student Success Fund, which will match up to $100,000 for gifts directed to support free tutoring for students for course work and written or verbal presentations. The Fund is based on a gift from the Kaufmans.

“The Kaufmans’ generosity will help deserving business students achieve greater success in development of communication skills so critical for classroom and professional success,” said Audrey Olmstead, vice-president and chief development officer, Walsh College.

“It affirms their long-standing support of the quality business education and academic rigor that mark Walsh College. In addition, the matching gift program will accelerate that legacy well into the future.”

Alan Jay Kaufman has served on the Walsh College Board of Trustees since 2002. He is chairman, president, and CEO of the Kaufman Financial Group, a global specialty insurance organization headquartered in metropolitan Detroit. He is also the founding senior partner of Kaufman, Payton & Chapa, a Detroit and Farmington Hills law firm.

The Student Success Fund seeks to raise $500,000. When fully endowed, the Fund will provide a projected $25,000 per year for one-on-one tutors. Donors may choose to create their own success fund with a gift of $25,000 or donate to the College’s general student success fund.

Walsh professors have collaborated on the Kaufman Financial Group’s emerging leadership and advance management programs as part of a long-term partnership, among other initiatives. Walsh College curricula have been offered to the Kaufman Financial Group through the company’s internal corporate university.

Donors to Walsh College have several scholarship- and fund-giving options available, including named endowed, named annual, student hardship, and general fund scholarships.

For more information about giving, go to www.walshcollege.edu/giving. To apply for scholarships, visit www.walshcollege.edu/scholarships.

Founded in 1922, Walsh College is a private, not for profit institution offering upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs. One of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online.

Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, which provides solutions for businesses through training, continuing education, and consulting. Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.