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Ultimate Medical Academy Supports Bottom Line – New York

April 4, 2017, New York, New York – The New York office of Ultimate Medical Academy, a nonprofit higher education institution, recently donated $1,500 to support Bottom Line’s 6th Annual Spring Reception being held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today at the Loeb Memorial Boathouse in Central Park. This reception brings together more than 350 people to support Bottom Line, a nonprofit organization that helps low-income and first-generation-to-college students get to and through college. This is the second year UMA has participated in the Spring Reception.

UMA’s Chief Financial Officer Thomas Rametta said, “UMA’s mission is to equip and empower students for success in healthcare careers, so we are inspired by Bottom Line’s vision to ‘transform urban communities by producing thousands of career-ready college graduates who are breaking the cycle of poverty.’ We are honored to support the Spring Reception each year and meet their participants.”

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, UMA provides allied health diploma and associate degree programs. The UMA experience includes individualized student services throughout all phases of the student journey, from admissions to the job search. The institution also guides alumni, helping them to find new jobs, progress in their current positions and enhance skills to remain competitive in the job market. UMA is proud to have supported more than 40,000 students through graduation and beyond.

The Spring Reception seeks to raise up to $500,000 to support Bottom Line’s program, in which trained counselors deliver one-on-one, high-touch advising at no cost to students for up to seven years during high school and through college graduation.

“Bottom Line is pleased to receive support from UMA for our Spring Reception,” said Ruth Genn, Executive Director of Bottom Line’s New York office. “We serve students from all five boroughs, including more than 1,700 college students at 21 colleges across the state and are committed to building strong connections with our students, providing them with individual support, and ensuring they have the guidance they need to persist and earn a college degree. We depend on the generosity of private donors to deliver our program – and the Spring Reception is always a critical part of our development efforts.”

Bottom Line was founded in 1997 as a small nonprofit organization supporting 25 high school seniors in Boston. The organization has grown dramatically over the last 20 years and now serves 6,200 students across Massachusetts, New York, and Chicago. Bottom Line’s historical college graduation rate is 79%, which is up to four times better than the national average for low-income, first generation college students. Learn more at