Dave Porter and Tim Porter '11.Impressed with his son’s experience at Elon and by the caliber of Elon students who have worked as interns at his company, Elon trustee David C. Porter announced in February 2011 a major gift to endow the Porter Family Professional Development Center.

The center provides resources to assist students in preparing for and acquiring internships, full-time employment or graduate school placement after graduation.

In his announcement, Porter, owner and managing partner of Baystate Financial Services, LLC, in Boston, thanked the LSB and its faculty for the education his son, Tim Porter ’11, received while earning his bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship. Porter hopes his gift will help students receive a great education, lead them to make a meaningful contribution in their profession and encourage them to give back to Elon in the future.