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Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP To Make Lead Gift

Firm to provide $25,000 lead gift for future Advisory Council Executive Suite.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 1-24-2013

Mankato, Minn. – The Advisory Council for Minnesota State University’s College of Business announced that accounting firm Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP, will provide a $25,000 lead gift for a $200,000 Advisory Council Executive Suite in the future College of Business Global Solutions Center.

The commitment from Abdo, Eick & Meyers brings the total amount raised for the Advisory Council Executive Suite to $50,000. The Advisory Council intends to raise the entire $200,000 through the financial support of current and former College of Business Advisory Council members. The funds raised are a component of Minnesota State’s $75 million “Big Ideas” comprehensive campaign.

The Advisory Council Executive Suite, which will be housed on the third floor of the Global Solutions Center, will be used by College of Business faculty, students, and partners for executive education along with partnership and leadership meetings. The Global Solutions Center building will have state-of-the-art technology that fosters interdisciplinary approaches to real-world problems.

Jay Abdo, Tom Olinger, Scott Danger and Don Kreye from Abdo, Eick & Meyers, all Minnesota State Mankato alumni, have served on the Minnesota State Mankato College of Business Advisory Council over the past 20 years.

Kreye, current Advisory Council member and Development Committee chair, said the future Advisory Council Executive Suite would help make the Global Solutions Building one of the premier facilities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

“Our firm strongly believes the College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato, is making a significant impact in the current and future success of our firm and business community,” said Kreye. “We are confident that by pledging our resources to the Advisory Council Executive Suite, we are contributing to that future success, and all the students and business leaders who will utilize this room. We look forward to partnering with the other current and past members of the Advisory Council to make the Advisory Council Executive Suite and Global Solutions Center a reality.”

College of Business Dean Brenda Flannery said the leadership of the college’s Advisory Council is an example of the pride of Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Business alumni and the commitment of those alumni to make the Global Solutions Building a place for future generations to build their own big ideas.

“The support and partnership we have with Abdo, Eick, and Meyers is exceptional,” said Flannery. “The firm has demonstrated active leadership in countless ways to positively impact College of Business students, faculty, staff and the Mankato business community. So much of Abdo, Eick, and Meyers’ history and talent have ties to the Mankato community, including Minnesota State Mankato, and their lead gift for the Advisory Council Executive Suite is deeply appreciated.”

For more information on the Minnesota State Mankato College of Business Global Solutions Building Advisory Council Executive Suite, please contact Leah Pockrandt, director of development, by email at or by phone at 507-389-2578.

Abdo, Eick and Meyers, LLP is a progressive certified public accounting firm that assists its clients in “Going Beyond the Numbers” by partnering with businesses to grow the value of their firms, government audit clients, to operate more efficiently and comply with standards, and providing the very best in tax planning and preparation services. Established in 1963 in Mankato, Minn., the firm has established itself as a mid-sized leader in the Mankato and Twin Cities accounting arena. The firm is ranked as a “Top 25 Accounting Firm” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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