George Frost, a Boston businessman and philanthropist, offered a loan to pay the college tuition of our founder, Gleason Archer. When Archer later tried to pay back the debt, Frost refused it, saying, “If you ever have the chance to pass this favor along to others, do it for me.”
A Legacy of Generosity
Archer made good on the debt by founding Suffolk University. And more than 100 years later, our 80,000+ alumni are using the knowledge and inspiration they gained here to change the world and change lives. At Suffolk, we understand the immense benefits of "paying it forward." Grateful for what we have been given, we give back.