Paying it forward
Giving back isn’t just a moral obligation for Ken Taubes ’80—it’s an economic principle he believes in.
“That’s how it has always worked in this country,” he says. “The current generation helps pay for the future generation.”
For Taubes, Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Investment Management for Amundi and Amundi Pioneer in Boston, supporting UC is the best way to give today’s students the same chance at success he was afforded as an accounting major in the late ‘70s.
A Long Island native, Taubes paid his UC tuition through a “patchwork” of loans, merit scholarships, and work-study funds. He spent summers working as a camp counselor to help pay for books and supplies.
Today, as a leader in the financial world and two decades spent with Amundi, Taubes understands how a college education provides a powerful economic advantage, and that has inspired his longtime philanthropy through UC’s Pioneer Society. Through his endowment of the Kenneth J. Taubes Scholarship, Taubes supports accounting students in financial need.
“It’s important to me to give today’s students a break, because education is the best way to succeed economically and professionally.”
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