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 Maher“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“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 BrownYou 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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