Athens, Ga. — KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm, has pledged a gift of $400,000 to the Tull School of Accounting at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.
In recognition of the pledge, which will be paid over five years, the Tull School of Accounting will designate a KPMG Teaching Fellow. Funds from the KPMG gift will be used to support faculty research and teaching, graduate fellowships, student organizations, and other priorities in the Tull School of Accounting. A portion of the pledge will be directed to other donor funds at the Terry College.
“KPMG has been a long-term supporter of the Tull School, as well as an outstanding source of career opportunities for our students,” said Ben Ayers, the school’s director. “We greatly appreciate KPMG’s investment in the education of our students and the success of our programs. They are true partners in our commitment to accounting excellence.”
“The Tull School is recognized for having one of the best accounting programs in the country,” said Rand Meyer, KPMG partner and chair of the fundraising campaign for the Tull School of Accounting. “Many of our most successful professionals at KPMG are the beneficiaries of a Tull School education. We are pleased to make this pledge to help ensure the success of future students.”
UGA’s School of Accounting was one of the first in the nation to be established as a separate professional school within a college of business. In 1982, it was renamed the J.M. Tull School of Accounting after receiving an endowment from the J.M. Tull Charitable Foundation of Atlanta. The school’s undergraduate and master’s programs are ranked among the top 10 by Public Accounting Report, and it is rated among the top 20 undergraduate accounting programs by U.S. News & World Report. The school’s faculty is well known for its teaching, research and service to the accounting profession.
KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm, operates from 87 offices with more than 23,000 employees and partners throughout the United States. KPMG LLP is a member firm of KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. For more information, visit www.kpmg.com.