MassMutual Foundation, UMass Amherst to enrich data science, cyber security programs

MassMutual Foundation, Inc. has provided USD15 million to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to further strengthen its data science and cyber security research and education programs in Western Massachusetts, the company said.

The company said the grant will be administered over a 10-year period. The grant, a signature contribution of the MassMutual Foundation was outlined by Nick Fyntrilakis, MassMutual´s vice president of community responsibility and president of the MassMutual Foundation, at a briefing at the UMass Center at Springfield, located in Tower Square, which will house the new cyber security initiative.

MassMutual Foundation is a dedicated corporate foundation created by MassMutual to manage eligible charitable contributions. The foundation´s long term goal is to provide a total of USD100 million through targeted charitable investments over the next five years. Over the past 10 years, MassMutual has given back nearly USD80 million to the communities where the company´s employees and agents live and work.

The MassMutual Foundation strives to broaden economic opportunity for America´s youth and their families by investing in economic development, academic achievement & workforce development locally, and financial education across the United States. The Foundation is a reflection of MassMutual´s longstanding dedication to corporate citizenship and its unwavering commitment to the communities in which we do business. To learn more about the MassMutual Foundation please visit www.massmutual.com/responsibility.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.