KPMG Foundation Commits to New CSUN Endowment by Linda Kossoff, CSUN Today
The KPMG Foundation, the charitable arm of KPMG Global, a global network of independent member firms that offer audit, tax and advisory services, believes that investing in business education helps bring about systemic change in business and society through an increase in the diversity of ideas.
In an affirmation of its ongoing support for CSUN business students, KPMG Foundation has committed to a gift of $150,000 to fund the KPMG Endowment for Workforce Development in CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. Established as a matching gift to donations from alumni and friends of CSUN, the new endowment fund will help provide the college with the technology and tools needed to fulfill the CSUN Nazarian College’s mission of educating students to become successful leaders in the workplace.
At the discretion of the dean, the support can include the design and delivery of co-curricular programs, experimental courses and formal curricula, the licensing and integration of technology, tools and platforms, or the creation and/or execution of marketing and outreach campaigns to gather and engage students, faculty, alumni and the business community.
KPMG Global has worked with countless businesses, public-sector agencies, nonprofits and governments in 153 countries. The firm has long supported the college, financially and by recruiting graduates from the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.
“KPMG is a great place to start and grow your career,” said Carl Carande ’87 (Organizational Systems Management), vice chairman, KPMG Advisory. “Our priority continues to be our people and our clients. That is why we invest in continuous learning that enables us to constantly provide people with new opportunities to deepen their technical proficiency, broaden their skill sets and experiences, and achieve the career they aspire to. For us at KPMG, this investment is a symbol of our firm’s commitment to lifelong learning and development. I encourage CSUN students to embrace the opportunity to continuously challenge themselves to be innovative and collaborative and meet the challenges of a dynamic marketplace.”
Regularly ranked by the Princeton Review among the top-rated business schools in the United States, the CSUN Nazarian College serves a diverse student body of more than 6,000. It offers a stellar business education with enhanced career development, workshops, networking events, executive mentoring, a financial lab with real-time NYSE readings, scholarships, internships, study-abroad programs and more. In an era of emerging global markets, major demographic shifts in the workforce and rapidly advancing technology, the need to fully prepare business students has never been greater.
“This KPMG Foundation gift is a significant investment in our future,” said Chandra Subramaniam, dean of the college. “It is an investment in our business program, and in our country’s future as a whole. Partners such as KPMG make it possible for us to help create a new generation of business leaders that will truly reflect our country’s diversity.”