Published 12/12/13

Strengthening Bryant's reputation through philanthropy

Students at IDEA program

Excerpted from the Fall 2013 issue of Bryant magazine

Since its founding, Bryant University has provided exceptional education preparing graduates for real-world success. Today, its innovative academic programs and experiential learning that is purposefully integrated with student life opportunities have achieved national recognition as a transformational experience that is changing the way students learn.

Students at left take part in IDEA, a component of the First-Year Gateway Program.

Philanthropy helps to enable this success. Were it not for the generous support from benefactors who recognize the benefits of a Bryant education, the University would not earn such rankings as No. 2 on U.S. News & World Report ’s “up-and-coming” list for innovations that include the Archway Investment Fund and the First-Year Gateway Program

Benefactors are creating transformational experiences for students

Alumni, parents, and members of the Bryant community who know firsthand the lifetime benefits of a Bryant education are among the University’s strongest supporters. They understand the value of a Bryant education. For example:

  • David ’61 and Barbara Allardice, donors since 2000. “A major reason I’ve been successful is because of the education I received at Bryant,” says David Allardice. A management major at Bryant, he enjoyed every day of a 33-year career as a financial consultant to municipalities, including 22 years running his own business, Allardice & Associates, Inc., in Canandaigua, New York.
  • Parents such as Carol J. and James J. Ansaldi P’15, make annual gifts of $1,000 or more and are members of the Parents Council. They play an integral role in strengthening Bryant’s reputation through philanthropic support, admission outreach, and special event participation.
  • Susan and William Pappas P’11, were the first major Sophomore International Experience (SIE) donors. Recognizing the positive impact Bryant’s distinctive SIE program had on their son they wanted to help other students benefit from this transformational program.