DeGroote School of Business

Meet the Donors

The DeGroote Experience Fund was established through the generosity of donors who saw the value in investing in our future leaders. These are the motivations from a few of the donors who support the Fund and enhance the student experience at DeGroote.

Mary Lou Profile

“Championing diversity in the workplace is extremely important to me. That’s why I contribute to the DeGroote Experience Fund. I want students at DeGroote from all walks of life to be able to access key resources and contacts outside the classroom. Sometimes, all it takes is a little support to help students make the next big leap in their lives and careers. We all have the power to make a difference.”

Mary Lou Maher, B. Com. ’83

Business Unit Leader, GTA Audit and Chief Inclusion Officer, KPMG

Mark Thompson Profile

“When I was a student, money was very tight. My father had just passed away. I had to take every odd job I could just to get by. I want to alleviate some of that financial stress for DeGroote students, so they can make the most of their time at university. There’s a significant upside to getting involved in activities outside the classroom.”

Mark Thompson, B. Com. ’83

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc.

Roger Brown Profile

“You want to make sure the students at your alma mater are well positioned to enjoy success. I was able to make it in the Canadian corporate world, and I feel a responsibility to help others get there as well – especially DeGroote students who are trying to make connections outside the classroom, and may not have the resources to do so. I want to assist the next generation, however I can.”

Roger Brown, B. Com., ’10

Relationship Manager, Commercial Real Estate Banking, Scotiabank


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