Couple Loved Syracuse University and Embraced Maxwell School Mission

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Publish date: 04-08-2021


“My parents literally grew up with nothing. Their own parents were poor immigrants from Ukraine and Bessarabia—an area that is now Moldova and part of Ukraine,” says Mitch Katz ’88, of his parents, Stanley ’54, G’56 and Cecilia Katz ’55. “The University is where they met, fell in love and began their life journey together, which took them all over the globe. The Maxwell School opened a window into that world for my dad.”

“My folks were proud of the Maxwell School’s mission of educating students about their responsibilities as citizens of the world and directing them to use their talents and success to provide opportunities to others,” says Mitch. And now, through the Katz’s recent $2 million gift to Syracuse University’s Forever Orange campaign, graduates of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs may be similarly inspired to make an impact on the world.

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Alt text: Cecilia and Stanley Katz