Ken Rowe at the announcement of his $15 million gift to Dalhousie's School of Business.
(Photo: Nick Pearce)
A Gift of Confidence
October 20, 2011
Ken Rowe has presented the largest gift ever to Dalhousie University by a Nova Scotian – a $15 million donation to the School of Business as part of Bold Ambitions: The Campaign for Dalhousie. It will be used for programming initiatives which contribute to enhancing the school’s quality.
"Dalhousie’s School of Business has an important role to play in developing a generation of innovative leaders who value quality and integrity,” said Mr. Rowe. “Not only will a concerted focus on excellence strengthen the School’s reputation and overall performance but it means that Nova Scotia and beyond will benefit from business graduates who are ready to get the job done."
Mr. Rowe says that we are facing unprecedented economic challenges in the world economy and that Canada, including the Atlantic region, needs to be more innovative in expanding our global trade in an increasingly competitive world. “To do this, we and other business schools need to train our future business leaders to a maximum level of excellence.”
Dalhousie’s Dean of Management Peggy Cunningham is confident Mr. Rowe's donation will be transformative for the School. “Through this gift, he is helping the School realize its mission of being the international leader in values-led management education.”
The fund will be dispersed over the next 10 years and will be used for scholarships, cirriculum development, visiting scholars, faculty research, reputation building and many other programs.
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