EMBA Charitable Gift Fund
The Boston University Executive MBA Charitable Fund was inaugurated in May 2000 to provide an opportunity for students and alumni to give back to the community and school that enriched their lives.
Each year, the graduating Executive MBA class spearheads fundraising efforts to support both the EMBA Fund and a charitable organization. The EMBA 24 class has continued this generous tradition by supporting Medical Missions for Children in addition to the Charitable Fund. Medical Missions for Children was established 22 years ago when a physician went on vacation to South America and saw a need to provide medical care for poor children with no access to medical care, who suffered from cleft lip and cleft palate deformities. The organization started with one mission to Peru and now has 15-16 missions per year to countries all over the world included Rwanda, Ukraine, China, Peru, Philippines and India. The scope of medical care has been expanded to include other congenital head and neck deformities, dental issues and thyroid issues.
The class raised over $23,000, a major achievement. Medical Missions for Children received $12,000 and the remainder of the funds was put into the EMBA Charitable Fund.
For the third year, the EMBA Fund was in a position to disburse funds to Boston University. The 24th EMBA class chose to support two MBA summer internships, one for the Public Non-Profit Program and one for the Health Sector Program.
The following charities have benefitted from the generous donations made by previous EMBA classes:
- Boston University EMBA Charitable Gift Fund
- Boston University School of Management Fund
- Medical Missions for Children
- Marshall Legacy Institute
- Cradles to Crayons
- Fisher House
- The Carriage Barn Equestrian Center
- The Jimmy Fund
- Ray Tye Medical Foundation
- Exchange City
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Dorchester Cares
- Crittenten Hasting House
- Boston Medical Center