Babson Magazine

Winter 2019

The Spirit of Giving at Babson

Pam Buckley ’89

Pam Buckley graduated from Babson in 1989, following in the footsteps of her father, Raymond J. Acciardo Sr. MBA’69. She has enjoyed a successful career in banking and compliance, and currently lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with her husband, Tim, and their college-bound twins. Buckley has been donating to Babson since 1996, and for the past two years has been volunteering as a class agent for the Class of 1989. Buckley also is a member of the Reunion Committee, having just enjoyed a very successful 30th reunion!

Photo: Paige Brown

Pam Buckley ’89 and her father, Raymond J. Acciardo Sr. MBA’69, who also celebrated a milestone—his 50th reunion, joining the ranks of the Half-Century Club.
Photo: Paige Brown

What’s your favorite way to start the day?
Generally, with a cup of coffee and often a spin or TRAIN class at B/Spoke, when not immediately jumping on the laptop and getting right into my work day. I wake up, greet my family, read the Daily Skimm, and then hit the ground running. I’m a morning person, so I like to get right into the day!

Your twins are in the middle of the college search right now. Has that process given you a new perspective on Babson?
Absolutely! It’s been so fun touring colleges and universities around the country, realizing how fortunate I am to have attended Babson. The College always provides great opportunities to network, learn from others, engage with alumni, and connect with current students. The Babson community is unique in that it attracts so many interesting, intelligent, and ambitious people from around the globe.

What motivated you to become a class agent?
As a cancer survivor, I’ve always believed in giving back and the importance of volunteerism. It’s core to who I am. Before my husband and I had children, I dedicated 10 years to the Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston, serving as treasurer and secretary. Tim and I also rode in the Pan-Mass Challenge eight times, raising money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where I was treated for Hodgkin’s disease in 1990 (shortly after graduating from Babson). This was an exciting time to re-engage with Babson’s Centennial with my 30th Reunion in sight.

You’ve been donating consistently to Babson for nearly 20 years. Why?
Babson is near and dear to my heart. I look back and am so appreciative of all the opportunities I had on campus. I received a phenomenal education here, which positioned me well for a successful career and a happy, comfortable life. I’m just delighted to give back, and hopefully incent others to do the same. – Jason Lynch