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Boston College Names Scholars Program After Mario Gabelli

Mario Gabelli

Mario Gabelli

Boston College’s Presidential Scholars Program, which provides an integrated educational experience within the University’s honors program for approximately 72 of BC’s most accomplished students, has been named the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program following a major gift from the Gabelli Family Foundation.

“It is fitting that this program be named in honor of Mario Gabelli, who has been so committed to advancing it over the past 25 years,” said University President William P. Leahy, SJ. “I am grateful to the Gabelli Family Foundation for its generous gift in support of our Presidential Scholars.”

A Boston College trustee and chairman and CEO of GAMCO Investors, Mario Gabelli has been one of the program’s most generous and ardent supporters since its inception in 1991. “This program gives the students an excellent foundation in academics, leadership skills, and Jesuit values upon which to build their lives,” said Gabelli.

A summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University, Gabelli holds an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. A member of the Board of Trustees of Boston College, Gabelli is also a member of the Board of Directors of The American-Italian Cancer Foundation and The Foundation for Italian Art & Culture. For further information on the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program, visit http://www.bc.edu/centers/psp

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