Michael Savoy, CPA and Prize Recipient Danny Vivier

Gumbiner Savett Inc., a Santa Monica-based full-service accounting, taxation and consulting firm, recently congratulated the recipient of the UCLA Department of Economics ‒ Gumbiner Savett Inc. Endowed Undergraduate Prize for 2014-2015.

“We are proud to support future business leaders in accounting and finance in Southern California with this prize”, said Michael Savoy, Managing Director at Gumbiner Savett Inc. “Meeting bright and focused individuals like this year’s recipient lets us know that the prize is helping.”

The yearly scholarship of $5,000 is available for standing seniors in the Department of Economics at UCLA. The firm instituted the endowment 10 years ago as a way to give back to the alma mater of the firm’s founding partners, Chuck Gumbiner and Lou Savett.

This funding will go a long way in reducing the tuition expense of attending UCLA. I hope to pursue an MBA one day, and the firm’s generosity will help bring me closer to that goal,” said Danny Vivier, the prize recipient this year. Vivier, originally from San Diego, is a Business Economics Major who will be graduating in June 2015. He is currently a financial analyst at Alpha Diagnostics and a Senior Consultant at Bruin Consulting—an organization established and managed by undergraduate students providing implementable consultancy services for clients across a broad range of industries.

“The endowment is a testament to the commitment the firm has had to the community for over 65 years,” said Clare Sataloff, HR Director at Gumbiner Savett Inc., “We are fortunate to have an excellent pool of candidates that are eligible for the award at UCLA.” Savoy hosted Vivier at the Gumbiner Savett Inc. office in Santa Monica where they discussed hobbies, sports and the finance industry and Savoy provided insight to Vivier about a long term career in accounting and finance.

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