UMass Boston students were pleasantly surprised during their college graduation ceremony when they received their diplomas along with an unexpected bonus gift. Each of the over 2,500 graduates was given $500 and an additional $500 to gift to a family member, supporter, or local organization that had been instrumental in their academic journey. The announcement was made by keynote speaker and philanthropist Robert Hale, Jr., who is known for his generous donations to various institutions. Hale's gesture of giving back has touched the hearts of many students and families, as he continues to make a positive impact in the lives of others through his philanthropic endeavors.
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