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Demonstrating commitment to the world community

Ronya and George KozmetskyThe Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance was established through a $3 million gift from Ronya Kozmetsky and her late husband, George. The couple, noted for their philanthropic leadership in Central Texas, established the RGK Foundation in 1966 and since then have awarded grants totaling more than $60 million to support humanitarian concerns in the areas of education, community and medicine/health.

Ronya and George Kozmetsky envisioned a Center of Excellence in Global Finance that would make an impact far beyond the campus of St. Edward's, benefiting not only students at the university — through interdisciplinary scholarly activities on campus and in international forums — but also individuals around the world who will be affected by sustainable financial stability.

"My parents funded this center because they believe in St. Edward's and the role this university can play in improving the lives of so many," said Gregory A. Kozmetsky, a 1970 alumnus of St. Edward's University who served on the Board of Trustees. Read more about our mission and vision. Read our program objectives.

"By addressing issues of social justice through economic policy, the work of the Kozmetsky Center will serve as an important extension of the mission and values of St. Edward's University," said President George E. Martin.

Some resources & publications on the contributions and legacy of George and Ronya Kozmetsky

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To learn more about the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward's University, contact the Kozmetsky Center at 512-233-1678.