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    Why I Gave

    Read what some of our Los Angeles-area alumni have to say about their Syracuse University experiences and the reasons they give back to SU.


    "This [SULA Semester] program allows us to give back to the SU community in a meaningful way, while also providing the next generation of industry executives with a richly rewarding experience.”
    - Rob Light 78, SU Trustee and managing partner/head of music at Creative Artists Agency


    “SU gave me hands-on practice at everything from what to wear to how to audition and, of course, the skills to be a great actor. It also taught me to take chances and use everything around me to help push forward. I wouldn’t even be in Los Angeles working as an actor if it wasn’t for a professor’s suggestion that I hit the open road westward.”
    - Jason Mesches 08, actor


    “I shall be forever grateful to SU for providing me a scholarship and making it possible to get a college education. I have been providing gifts to the college for many years, and in 2010, I created the Ginsburg-Klaus Art in Los Angeles Practicum Week, which supports my belief in education and the arts as key to developing a quality of life that makes it all worthwhile.”
    - Marylyn Ginsburg-Klaus 56, G57, VPA Advisory Council Member and founder of Art in LA immersion program


    “It’s important to remember where you came from and give others the same opportunities. It’s also important to support Syracuse, because it’s an investment in an education you believe in.”
    - Alexis Korycinski 07, Director and American Film Institute Directing Workshop for Women fellow 


    “I’ve lived in Los Angeles since 1978 and, even though I attended two other universities and have two other degrees, I have always felt most connected to SU. Over the years, I’ve made regular contributions to the College of Law and have participated in many SU events held in the Los Angeles area. Of course the law school means the most to me, but the basketball team is a close second!”
    - Doug Frye L74, partner at Frye & Hsieh, LLP