Chris Balfe, the President of Mercury Radio Arts, is best known around the office as the man tasked with the unfortunate responsibility of reigning in some of Glenn's
crazier more agressive ideas. But he's also known for his love of two things: Dave Matthews Band and The University of Connecticut. And while he certainly has given DMB a fair amount of money over the years (along with "Loco" LJ he attends several concerts every year), Chris has really made an effort to give back to his former college and give students and entrepreneurs incredible opportunities.
A former University of Connecticut student who left to pursue his dreams during the dot-com boom of the late-1990s, and now oversees a leading national media company, has dramatically expanded a scholarship he established in 2007 to support undergraduate students in the School of Business.
Christopher Balfe attended UConn from 1997 to 2000, majoring in management information systems. Today, he is the president / chief operating officer of Mercury Radio Arts, Inc. in New York City. Among other projects, the company produces online, print and broadcast content, as well as speaking tours, for Glenn Beck.
Balfe says that since 2007, he has realized that while he enjoyed the act of giving philanthropically to support students, he also wanted to do more, something he will accomplish with the $250,000 pledge to the fund, which is named in honor of his parents.
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