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The Centennial Challenge Matching Gift

Help Us Secure $14 million for MBA and PhD Scholarships

A second historic gift of $35 million to Fordham University from Mario Gabelli, BS ’65, and Regina Pitaro, FCRH ’76, will further transform the Gabelli School of Business. With $7 million of the gift dedicated to providing scholarships for our MBA and PhD students, we hope to double the impact of this gift with a Centennial Challenge Matching Gift opportunity.

Mr. Gabelli and Ms. Pitaro will match dollar-for-dollar scholarship gifts for the Gabelli School’s MBA and PhD students, up to $7 million.

With these funds, Donna Rapaccioli, PhD, dean of the school, seeks to shape 15 annual full scholarships (either endowed or current use) which will help the Gabelli School better attract a diverse and highly accomplished group of professionals to Fordham, further enhancing the reputation of our business school and elevating the value of a Gabelli School degree.

Don’t miss your chance to participate in this momentous Centennial Challenge as part of our Centennial Campaign.

If you are interested in learning more about the Gabelli School Centennial Challenge Matching Gift, please contact Rose McSween, EdD, Senior Director/Centennial Campaign Manager at