Baruch Alumnus Gives Transformational Gift to Name the School of Public and International Affairs
Austin W. Marxe (BBA '65 - Accounting) has given Baruch College a $30 million gift to endow and name the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs (MSPIA). Mr. Marxe's philanthropy is the largest single gift ever to Baruch College, and it ties for the second largest contribution in the history of The City University of New York (CUNY). The CUNY Board of Trustees approved this name change on Monday, September 26, at its regular meeting. Baruch is now the only college in the CUNY system to have all its schools named and endowed. MSPIA joins the Zicklin School of Business and the George and Mildred Weissman School of Arts and Sciences in this distinction.
President's Message to Students, Faculty, and Staff
A gift of this magnitude will have a major impact on the School's visibility, prestige, programming—and most of all, the students and faculty of the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.Read more >
Wall Street Journal
"My thought process was that if we can graduate more students who are really qualified for
governmental agencies and charities, then over a period of time we can have a real impact on the
world," Mr. Marxe said in an interview.
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NPR - Morning Edition: Baruch College Getting $30 Million Gift
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