Paul DeLomba ’60: Proud alumnus has given back more than half a century
As a young graduate, Paul DeLomba ’60 was earning $425 a month at Price Waterhouse and supporting a young family. He celebrated his promotion to manager in 1965 with his first gift to Bryant, beginning a legacy of continuous giving that has spanned more than 50 years.
“Giving is important to me because it shows a sense of pride,” explains DeLomba, who readily admits that Bryant has first priority for his philanthropy. “The quality of a Bryant education is outstanding and that’s a source of pride. It’s a world-class institution.”
“Giving is important to me because it shows a sense of pride. The quality of a Bryant education is outstanding...it's a world-class institution."
SUPPORTING MANY BRYANT PRIORITIES
DeLomba’s generosity has included gifts to the Bryant Fund, the Campaign for Bryant in 2000, and the current capital campaign. He and his wife have established the Paul and Ruth DeLomba Endowed Scholarship, to which they contribute regularly.
He also has supported the scholarship program for Bryant students sponsored by PwC throughout his life-long career there. PwC’s practice of matching employee gifts to qualifying organizations has greatly increased the impact of DeLomba’s sustained giving.
POSITIONED TO COMPETE SUCCESSFULLY
DeLomba credits Bryant with helping him realize that his skills were a natural fit for the accounting profession and positioning him to compete successfully with graduates from schools that were more prestigious at the time. He passed his CPA exam on the first sitting and was the first Bryant alumnus to be named a partner in the firm.
“It takes both inclination and means to give,” notes DeLomba, “We couldn’t be more proud of the institution Bryant has become. I hope new grads feel the same way.”
To find out how you can make a difference, call (877) 353-5667 and ask for a development officer, or go to bryant.edu/giving.