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The Finish Line Fund was created to make an impact

Students nearing graduation and suddenly faced with an obstacle that could prevent or delay them from finishing their education at Rutgers Business School, can get a helping hand from a special fund created by Dean Lei.

Rutgers Business School Dean Lei Lei created the Finish Line Fund in 2016 as a way of directing generous Giving Day gifts to a specific use that would benefit students.

The fund offers students who encounter financial difficulties in the semester leading up to graduation with the financial support to complete their education or as Dean Lei puts it – to reach the finish line.

“The Finish Line Fund helps to ensure that a financial difficulty or complication doesn’t stand in the way of a hard-working student completing his or her education at Rutgers Business School,” Lei said. “Contributions to Rutgers Business School on Giving Day will make an impact by sustaining this fund.”

Show your support for Rutgers Business School and its amazing students, participate in Giving Day! On the drop down menu, click on other and then write in RBS Dean's Finish Line Fund.

The fund is used to help with such expenses as books, course costs, transportation and other essential costs that suddenly become a hardship capable of derailing a student’s ambition of graduating and beginning a career.

Giving Day provides everyone – alumni, staff, faculty and students – an opportunity to express their pride and support in Rutgers Business School. With the fund created by Dean Lei, it also offers a chance to make an impact on a student’s life with a contribution of $5 or more.

Read how the Finish Line Fund helped Kayla Dredden, a 2017 graduate of Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick, and Suliman Olatunji, who finished at Rutgers Business School-Newark in January.

“The Finish Line Fund is there during times of greatest need for our RBS students,” said Rich Knupp, associate dean for advancement at Rutgers Business School.  “I have no doubt that the entire RBS community – staff, faculty, alumni, friends and students – will rally around this meaningful cause.”

-Susan Todd

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