February 18, 2008

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Pat and Robert Maurer and Dean Rodney Rogers (left to right) talk with accounting professor Dr. Alan Lord at the Maurers’ gift presentation.

Pat and Robert Maurer and Dean Rodney Rogers (left to right) talk with accounting professor Dr. Alan Lord at the Maurers' gift presentation.

BG couple endows accounting professorship

Longtime BGSU supporters Robert and Patricia Maurer have again given a gift that will assist students for many years to come. The Bowling Green couple made a $1 million gift to benefit students in business and accounting. Their donation will fund the Robert W. Maurer Family Endowed Professor of Accounting within the College of Business Administration.

The Maurers, who both attended the University as accounting majors, want the gift to reflect their belief in the importance of a strong accounting background and to demonstrate their support of the University.

“We know firsthand how important accounting is to help run a business,” said Patricia Maurer, who operates and manages Greenbriar Inc., the family-owned real estate property management and development company.  “A foundation in accounting provides the nuts and bolts of a business,” she added, which is why the Maurers encouraged their own children to study accounting. In fact, she said, four of their five children have accounting degrees.

The couple also agreed that by establishing a fund to support a professorship, their gift would touch more lives.


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