YORK COLLEGE FOUNDATION RECEIVES GIFT TO CREATE ENDOWED FUND FOR ANTI-FRAUD EDUCATION

January 26, 2009 | York College

York College, The City University of New York (www.york.cuny.edu), has received a significant donation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to provide an endowment for anti-fraud education. The gift, establishing the ACFE Endowed Professor of Fraud Examination, will support the College’s first endowed faculty position. The ACFE (www.ACFE.com) awarded the endowment as part of its commitment to encourage anti-fraud education and research in institutions of higher learning around the world. This is the first such gift awarded by the ACFE to any college or university.

“Our first endowed professorship is a trailblazing moment for York College,” said President Marcia V. Keizs. “We will use this generous gift to leverage our efforts to prepare the next generation of accountants and develop a niche in anti-fraud education at the Masters level. This is an extraordinary commitment to York College students now and into the future.”

ACFE Founder and Chairman Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA said the endowment is an important demonstration of the ACFE’s commitment to supporting the future of fraud examination. “This endowment for anti-fraud education at York College will lay the foundation for generations of students to learn the skills needed to fight fraud effectively,” Wells said. “As tomorrow’s leaders, these future fraud examiners will help safeguard the economy from the ever-present threat of fraud.” Founded in 1988 by Joseph T. Wells, the ACFE proudly celebrates its 20th anniversary as the leader in the global fight against fraud.