A ticket to opportunity…
In the late spring of 2018, Jack Goodman was getting ready to fly back from the United Kingdom after spending his junior year at the London School of Economics. Before starting his senior year at Allegheny, Jack was looking forward to a pivotal summer internship at Berkshire Hathaway Inc. But he didn’t have the money to pay rent and other expenses while spending the summer in New York City. The internship wasn’t going to happen, Jack thought, because he couldn’t afford to live there. “I had been emailing back and forth with Jim Fitch in Career Education and Beth Ryan in the Economics Department,” Jack says. “They were all scrambling to pull together some money for me.”
Before boarding his flight home from London, Jack called his contact at Berkshire Hathaway. He said he wasn’t sure he could take the position, but he would call with a decision when he got back in the United States. Nervous and dejected, Jack got on his six-hour flight, wracking his brain about how he could come up with thousands of dollars in less than a week. “By the time I landed, everything had changed,” Jack says. As he got off the flight, his cell phone chimed with a flurry of emails from Allegheny. Thanks to support of donors, the College had funding to cover his living expenses during the internship.
Jack has made the most of his opportunity, completing the Berkshire Hathaway internship and graduating in May 2019. He is now working at Zurich North America as a middle markets underwriter.
Jack Goodman made his first gift to Allegheny when he was a sophomore. He donated $5 during the College’s annual fundraising event, Gator Give Day, and he has made it a priority to give to Allegheny every year since. “To be able to make a moment like I experienced happen for someone else is the best feeling in the world,” Jack says.
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