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Robert L. DePiro '57 Undergraduate Scholarship in Accounting

Robert L. DePiro was born and lived his entire life in New Jersey. After graduating from Belleville High School in 1953, Bob attended the University of Maryland College Park, where he was a proud brother of Sigma Chi. After college, Bob passed his CPA and started his 35+ year public accounting career in Manhattan with Bacon, Taylor and Beairsto, which merged with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. and ultimately became KPMG. He was made partner in 1968, eventually leading audits of large multinational clients out of the Newark and then Short Hills office.

Bob served as Trustee of the Newark Museum, the Board of his golf club, and the NJ Seniors Golf Association. During his retirement, he volunteered regularly at the Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair. Bob and his wife of 62 years, Louise, developed lifelong friendships throughout the world through golf and business. Bob influenced and mentored so many and accomplished so much.

Always a loyal TERP, he supported the Accounting Development Fund at the College of Business and Management, now the Smith School of Business, for over 40 years; in 2009, he solidified his legacy by funding an undergraduate scholarship that supports aspiring accounting students from New Jersey.

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