Jeffrey Bolduc and Justine Cohen-Bolduc: Offering students a stronger bridge to life after college
Jeffrey Bolduc ’04 and Justine Cohen-Bolduc ’04 have given $25,000 to The Bates Campaign to support Purposeful Work internships.
Their decision to help Bates prepare students for success after college is motivated by Jeffrey’s gratitude for his own career-launching opportunities, including a summer internship as an an analyst in the antitrust practice at Analysis Group, the economic consulting and strategy firm co‐founded by Trustee Emeritus Bruce Stangle ’70, P’96.
“That really helped to propel me in my career,” says Jeffrey, who earned an M.B.A. at the University of Chicago and is now senior portfolio manager at AQR Capital Management in Greenwich, Conn. “We chose to give to Purposeful Work so that more Bates students can have similar career-enhancing experiences before reaching the competitive job market.”
“Jeffrey and Justine’s generosity will help Bates offer students a stronger bridge to life after college,” says Rebecca Fraser-Thill, director of program design for Purposeful Work. “Internships are central to the Purposeful Work ideal because they help our students determine the work that will bring meaning to their lives after Bates. And for students from families without strong professional networks, these internships are especially important in furthering Bates’ equity promise.”
Justine says supporting the campaign is a natural extension of the values they learned at Bates.
“Bates’ emphasis on giving back to the community inspired us to be involved with the college, both financially and as volunteers,” says Justine, who is a lead class agent at Bates and has worked in educational development. “We’ve been able to build our lives on a Bates foundation. We have a great appreciation for the education we received and the relationships we made — ones we will cherish our entire lives.”