$250,000 gift will benefit current and future Farmer School students in several ways, including scholarships for underrepresented students
Submitted by KeyBank
The gift includes scholarships for underrepresented students, making the dream of a Farmer School education more easily obtainable. Current students will benefit from additional funding for academic advising, wellness, and tutoring. Finally, the gift includes support for curriculum development in the key growth areas of cyber security, analytics, and financial modeling.
"As a graduate, I am extremely proud of The Farmer School’s long and distinguished track record of developing students from all backgrounds to be leaders in the dynamic world of business,” said Christopher Gorman, CEO and Chairman of KeyCorp. “On behalf of KeyBank, I am pleased that this gift will help ensure that The Farmer School will continue to graduate students who are well-prepared for both the challenges and opportunities ahead.”
Jenny Darroch, Farmer School dean and Mitchell P. Rales Chair in Business Leadership, said, “KeyBank has been a tremendous supporter of our students and the school for many years. Employees and executives have served as mentors, participated in semester-long class projects, spoken to small and large groups of students and faculty, offered internships to our students and employment to our graduates, as well as providing critical insights and guidance through membership on advisory boards. If I were asked to design the perfect business-college partnership, KeyBank would be the model.”
This newest gift brings the total investment KeyBank has made in the Farmer School to more than a half million dollars.
“KeyBank’s latest investment represents another path forward for students interested in careers in banking and finance,” said Michael McCuen, Market President for KeyBank in Dayton and Cincinnati. “We are proud to support the work they do to provide opportunities by connecting teaching, research, and practice.”
KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $176.2 billion at March 31, 2021. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of approximately 1,100 branches and more than 1,400 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.
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