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Donor Notes

Find out what our donors think about Ivey.


I support Ivey because...

I believe in the value of quality business education.

Mark Hyatt, MBA'85

May 26, 2017

I support Ivey because...

I truly believe that the education that I received from Ivey has provided me with the foundation to succeed in the business world.

Teresa Ho, HBA'91

May 20, 2017

I support Ivey because...

great training.

Paul Hadlow, MBA'93

May 13, 2017

I support Ivey to...

help the school continue to provide the quality education I was fortunate to receive from the school.

Bruce Harrop, MBA'91

May 11, 2017

We support Ivey because...

of our family tradition at Ivey and the desire to encourage entrepreneurship to build a better sense of community in our beautiful World.

Rob and Sharon Staffen, HBA'80, MBA'02

May 11, 2017

I support Ivey because...

Ivey made a big difference in my skills and self confidence and the two years in the HBA program was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. It makes sense to me to, in my very small way, try to help someone get that experience who might not otherwise do so via our HBA'77 scholarship fund.

Steve Shillington, HBA'77

May 8, 2017

I support Ivey because it was the best year of my life.

Jiexin Wang, MBA'17

April 29, 2017

I support Ivey because...

it is a great school and want to provide opportunities to others to experience the same.

Fuad Aghabi, MBA'05

April 25, 2017

I support Ivey because...

helping students in financial need helps broaden the talent pool of potential leaders at Ivey.

Janet Griffin, MBA'88

April 21, 2017

I support Ivey because I loved my experience.

Mary Catherine Littlejohn, MSc'16

April 19, 2017

I support Ivey because it changed my life.

Wendy Murdock, MBA'82

April 17, 2017

I support Ivey because...

that's a big family bonding every Ivey person.

Hui Dong, MBA'14

April 13, 2017

I support Ivey because...

Ivey is an institution which creates leaders for tomorrow's world. Leaders who put ethics, values and trust before anything else. The world and Canada needs more of them. This is also a contribution to Francis. A sincere, straightforward and honest person. We have definitely missed out on a good leader.

Venkatramanan Gowrishankar, MBA'17

April 6, 2017

I'm so thankful for my time at Western.

The experiences both in and out of the classroom were so enriching and I often think back fondly to the late nights, tight timelines and moments that we would pull together to achieve something greater than we ever thought we could. Some of my classmates have become my closest friends and I'm extremely grateful for the faculty, staff and students that made Western an unforgettable memory!

Matt Mills, EMBA'13

April 5, 2017

I support Ivey because...

it's important to the future of business.

Mary Townshend, HBA'00

April 4, 2017

I support Ivey because...

the school provides real leadership skills to the best of the best.

Eric Jensen, MBA'89

April 4, 2017

I support Ivey because...

it's a school that cares about its students and the community in which it operates. Ivey provides its students a safe and comfortable environment, where the students learn to think globally, act strategically, and contribute to the societies in which they operate.

Javed Khan, MBA'17

April 3, 2017

I support Ivey because...

I had an excellent education and want others to benefit also.

David Edwards, MBA'70

March 30, 2017

I support Ivey because...

I believe in the positive impact that Ivey is making.

S.K. Lim, PhD'09

March 30, 2017

I support Ivey because it is my second family.

Rui Bei, MBA'17

March 30, 2017

I support Ivey because Ivey is a wonderful work place.

Larry Menor

March 30, 2017

I support Ivey because...

it is a great school and gave us a great foundation for business.

Doug Emerson, HBA'67

March 28, 2017

I support Ivey because...

they helped me get a great job in investment banking in Los Angeles.

Lorcan Kilmartin, HBA'07

March 28, 2017

I support Ivey because...

I got an excellent education from Ivey.

Akhil Bhandari, MBA'88

March 28, 2017

I support Ivey because it is worthwhile to give back!

Keji Olaleye, MBA'17

March 2, 2017

I support Ivey because of its outstanding business management programs.

David Walsh, HBA'67

March 24, 2017

I support Ivey because...

I am contributing to the Shelagh Donovan Memorial Fund.

Irene David

March 23, 2017

I support Ivey because...

Canada needs new young business leaders equipped with a quality education.

John Donald, MBA'63

March 23, 2017

I support Ivey because...

I am an HBA '77 Alumnist and believe in developing bright young minds for the business world.

Joanne Abbott, HBA'77

March 23, 2017

I support Ivey because...

somebody else supported Ivey when I was there! That allowed me to get a good education and start in life...so it's only reasonable that I pay that forward by supporting somebody else.

John Whitehead, HBA'85

March 23, 2017

I support Ivey because...

I was a fellow partner of Shelagh's at EY and want to support her legacy.

Kimberly Connors, Friend

March 22, 2017

I support Ivey because...

my time at Ivey completing my was memorable and extremely valuable for the remaining of my career. As a very mature student at Ivey I had amazing support from faculty and staff.

Diane Moldaver, MBA'88

March 22, 2017

I support Ivey because...

of the opportunities it has presented me in life and the enjoyable time I had at the school.

Jeff Hendry, HBA'95

March 22, 2017

I support Ivey because...

it provides an incredible education and experience.

Jeannine Pereira, HBA'95

March 20, 2017

I support Ivey because...

of education excellence and opening the door to career opportunities.

Frederik von Ompteda, HBA'67

March 16, 2017

I support Ivey...

in honour of Shelagh Donovan of EY (whom I did not know personally) but am influenced by the goodness she stood for.

Odilia Stapleton, Friend

March 13, 2017

I support Ivey because it set me up for success in the workplace.

Ian Rosen, HBA'11

March 12, 2017

I support Ivey because Ivey changed my life.

Andrew Rankin, MBA'14

March 9, 2017

I support Ivey because...

our dear friend Shelagh Donovan cared about the School.

Kerrie MacPherson, Friend

March 8, 2017

I support Ivey because it was a good experience.

Reinhold Drygala, MBA'02

March 6, 2017

Thanks for an amazing education Ivey! Cheers.

Kevin Mako, HBA'07

March 2, 2017

I support Ivey because...

I have very happy memories from my LEADER project experience as well as my time at Ivey.

Alison Thompson, MBA'93

February 27, 2017

I support Ivey because it gave me opportunities.

Gregory Martin, MBA'94

February 24, 2017

I support Ivey because...

it is the best business school in Canada.

Jacques Grise, PhD'73

February 24, 2017

I support Ivey because...

the LEADER Project is a great initiative.

Gerrit Kamps, MBA'14

February 23, 2017

I support Ivey because...

my years at Ivey opened many doors to interesting and satisfying work. Now, I want to help open similar doors for others.

Linda Colwell, MBA'89

February 17, 2017

I support Ivey because...

it was one of the best decisions of my life.

Ryan Fleming, MBA'12

February 16, 2017

I support Ivey because...

the education I received at the school has been invaluable to the development of my professional career. A chance to give back in a small way as a token of appreciation.

Brian Roy, HBA '83

February 9, 2017

I support Ivey because...

it has provided an amazing experience for my daughter. The faculty and the staff have been very supportive and the "case method study" has been a very hands-on approach for the MBA program. I am a proud parent and I feel that Ivey Business School has had a very positive impact on my daughter.

Yasmin Kurji, BSc '79

February 9, 2017

I support Ivey because...

they let me in, put up with me, educated me, got me my dream job and pretty much just run the show.

Sasha Gerster, MBA '17

February 8, 2017

I support Ivey because...

it is an incredible program that produces incredible results and puts each student on the path to an awesome future not only for themselves and their community, but the world at large!

Amin Lalji, Parent

February 6, 2017

I support Ivey because...

I would like to give back to the school and support the programs that create future leaders.

Sarah Shu, MBA '09

January 29, 2017

I support Ivey because...

I would like others to experience the excellent education experience that I received.

Robert Simpson, HBA '78

January 25, 2017

I support Ivey because...

of people like Mary Gillett, David Wood, and all staff that make learning an exciting experience.

John Fountas, HBA '15

January 27, 2017

I support Ivey because...

my salary has doubled since getting my degree.

Derek Bezaire, MBA '10

January 24, 2017

I support the Ivey Israel trip because...

of the long term benefits it has had on me.

Morgan Moskalyk, HBA '16

January 23, 2017

I support Ivey because...

of the incredible opportunities it provides to a diverse group of Canadian undergrads.

Chris Albinson, HBA '90, MBA'93

January 21, 2017

I support Ivey because...

Canada needs top business schools.

Graham Carter, MBA '88

January 20, 2017

I support Ivey because...

of the learning opportunity that set me off on a new path.

John Samuel, MBA '92

January 4, 2017

I support Ivey because...

I am a huge supporter of the evolution of the program that gave me such a good foundation for my career.

Gordon Sandford, HBA '93, MBA '99

December 31, 2016

I support Ivey because...

education is a key for success.

Daryn Wyllie, HBA '98, MBA '05

December 31, 2016

I support Ivey because...

of the opportunities that come from being an Ivey graduate.

Sarah Kirzinger, MBA '04

December 31, 2016

I support Ivey because...

my 2-year MBA program was the most demanding education I had, and it set me up for a rewarding career.

G. Christopher Phillips, MBA '70

December 31, 2016

I support Western because...

my case writing training at Ivey was critical to passing the chartered accountant UFE the first time around.

James Dol, HBA '86

December 31, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I want the excellent educational experience that I received over 20 years ago to be continued for the betterment of other young minds.

Trevor Wright, HBA '93

December 31, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I want to support the best business school in Canada.

David Looi, MBA '11

December 31, 2016

I support Ivey because...

my time at Ivey helped me to discover a bigger world.

Haochen Zhao, HBA '12

December 30, 2016

I support Ivey because...

they helped teach me the basics and how important paying it forward can be.

Kerri Golden, HBA '82

December 30, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I am grateful for the opportunities and rewards this fine business school allowed me to be blessed with. Ivey was my first home as a newcomer to Canada in the late 1980s and faculty, fellow students, and alumni were vital in helping me to be grounded and develop. I have deep gratitude. Thank you.

Rizwan Ahmad, MBA '90

December 30, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I am able to apply what I have learned at work.

Catherine Jian, MBA '02

December 29, 2016

I support Ivey because...

of the great teaching and research that the school provides.

Michael Sprung, MBA '78

December 28, 2016

I support Western because...

of the opportunities I had to learn and develop meaningful skills.

Jim Ramsay, BA '93, MBA '03

December 28, 2016

I support Western because...

of its outstanding MBA program and follow-up.

Robert Keller, MBA '68

December 28, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I believe it is important to give back. Ivey set me on a path to becoming a successful entrepreneur and I want others to have the same opportunity.

Stephen Lister, MBA '85

December 27, 2016

I support Ivey because...

it gave me the academic foundation for the business success I now enjoy.

Paul Szabunio, MBA '03

December 27, 2016

I support Ivey because...

the school gave me a great foundation for my future.

Herald Krimmer, HBA '81

December 26, 2016

I support Ivey because...

of my colleagues I met and the program and professors, I got a new view of life.

Greg McLean, MBA '96

December 23, 2016

I support Ivey...

because it made a big difference in my life.

Brian Thompson, MBA '84

December 23, 2016

My MBA education...

taught me a collegial, analytical and practical problem-solving approach which has served me well all my life.

Susan Harper, MBA '83

December 22, 2016

I support Ivey because...

of the preparation I received for my working career and the work it has done over the years. Best wishes to all at this holiday season.

Harold Hutner, HBA '69

December 21, 2016

I support Ivey because...

it got me to where I am today!

Mark Wellings, MBA '96

December 20, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I want to give back and help students realize their education, professional and personal development goals as I had the opportunity.

Aaron Minocha, HBA '05, MBA '08

December 20, 2016

I support Ivey...

to assist incoming students in participating in the highest quality business education experience in Canada, and to help ensure the program maintains its status as such.

Mark Bishop, MBA '90

December 20, 2016

I support Ivey because...

those years taught me more than my graduate degree.

Ainslie Simmonds, HBA '92

December 19, 2016

I support Ivey because...

the Ivey experience helped to fundamentally transform my thinking and my career, and I have a desire to invest in the Ivey brand and to contribute to future of other talented leaders...in the same way that others had done before me.

Kevin Teslyk, MBA '01

December 20, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I enjoyed a great business career and Ivey was a significant contributor to my success.

Peter Conrod, MBA '80

December 17, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I want others to benefit from the school that has allowed so much for me.

Jean-Pierre Boudrias, MBA '02

December 17, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I want to help the university prosper.

Mark Singh, MBA '80

December 16, 2016

I support Ivey because...

the Ivey learning experience is a gift to be passed on.

Victor Aideyan, MBA '00

December 14, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I am grateful for what I learned and for my time there.

Layla Chadha, MBA '07

December 13, 2016

I am supporting the Ivey Israel Trip because...

it taught me a lot about business but also about myself. I've been to many places in the world and lived in a couple cities but Israel is truly unique, and this goes beyond the business aspect. I would like other students to have the opportunity to experience Israel. Also, I think the committee have done a great job on selecting people who will appreciate this trip.

Oscar Linares, HBA '13

December 14, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I was able to attend thanks to the generous donations of others and I believe in paying it forward.

Todd Blyth, HBA '15

December 8, 2016

I support Ivey...

in appreciation of my time as a student.

Derek Gould, MBA '98

December 3, 2016

I support Ivey because...

it is a great business school.

Theodore B. Metzing, MBA '68

December 1, 2016

I support Ivey because...

it needs funds to remain as top business school in the world.

Linda Chan, MBA '77

December 1, 2016

I support Ivey because...

the school has made a major contribution to my professional and personal life.

Karl Hinds, MBA '61

December 1, 2016

I support Ivey because...

it continues to provide one of the most flexible business degrees in Canada.

Darrell Wheeler, HBA '88, MBA '91

November 30, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I want to make sure it continues to remain one of the best business schools in the world.

Muneer Hirji, MBA '85

November 30, 2016

I support Ivey because...

my education process was very good!

Gus Leach, MBA '62

November 29, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I would like to give back.

Ying Dong (James) Chen, MBA '07

November 27, 2016

I would like to...

help others benefit, as much as I did, from a UWO education.

Ken Hollingshead, MBA '85

November 27, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I was able to have a better career with the education that Ivey (the Western Business School) provided.

Steven Burtch, MBA '90

November 25, 2016

I support Ivey because...

it was one of the best times of my life. Friends made in Section 3 are still coming to Homecoming and it is such fun to get together with them.

Sandra Ballinger, MBA '83

November 25, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I have fond memories of my quality education received at such an outstanding business school.

David Dolman, MBA '70

November 23, 2016

I support Ivey because...

we all should.

Ron Wild, MBA '85

November 19, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I like to give something back.

Michael Bolitho, MBA '88

November 19, 2016

I support Ivey because...

Ivey gave me a great education and opened the door for me to experience an incredible career.

Kevin Clark, MBA '85

November 16, 2016

I support Ivey because...

the experience changed my life. I have been afforded great career opportunities as a result of my degree and I made lifelong friends.

Dominique Hansen, MBA '96

November 16, 2016

I support Ivey because...

it helps pave the way to a more prosperous future for all of us.

Mark Winson, HBA '79

November 16, 2016

I support Ivey because...

of its outstanding programs and to allow it to maintain its high ranking among international business schools.

Samir Kasem, MBA '86

November 15, 2016

I support Ivey because...

it is a valued Canadian institution.

James White, HBA '74, MBA '75

November 4, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I graduated from there with an MBA, as did my wife.

Lyle Kerr, MBA '91

November 4, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I want future students to have the wonderful experiences I had the opportunity to have.

Jingge Cui, HBA '16

October 31, 2016

I support Ivey because...

gave me a great start to a career that I enjoyed. Taught me how to think.

Brian Foster, HBA '75

October 27, 2016

I support Ivey because...

Ivey became a critical part of my career and life from the day I was accepted to Ivey. We benefit a lot from the education and resources Ivey provided to us and the generous gifts other alums gave so it only makes sense for us to carry this on and help maintain Ivey's reputation as the best business school in Canada and one of the best business schools in the world.

Yongsheng Li, MBA '05

October 16, 2016

I support Ivey because...

the experience was stimulating and challenging which made it terrific!

Ed McHugh, MBA '84

October 13, 2016

It's a great way to invest

in the School's future, its student population and in its reputation - meets short, medium and long term goals of all!

Larry Ross, HBA '86

September 30, 2016

I support Ivey because...

this leading business school gave me a life changing opportunity to do what I wanted in life and pursue my goals and ambitions.

David Thomas, MBA '96

September 30, 2016

I support Ivey because...

my years at Ivey were some of the best years of my life and because of the great friends I have made there. Also, what I've taken away from my time at Ivey has allowed me to have a career - and a life - that I could only have dreamed of before.

Frederic Lesage, MBA '01

September 29, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I can't imagine a better business education programme in Canada and I am grateful to have participated. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

John E. Golf, HBA '06

September 27, 2016

I support Ivey in memory of Greg.

Jennifer Hanniman, MBA '03

September 26, 2016

I support Ivey because...

these bright minds are our future and they need our support to help them succeed.

Dave Postowoj, HBA '85

September 23, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Western,

especially the Ivey years, and it helped set me on the path to success. As I celebrate my 20th reunion and reflect on the many years of growth and achievements, it's time to give back! I hope many generations to come will continue to benefit from this great establishment.

Mish Kumar-Misir, HBA '96

September 17, 2016

I support Ivey because...

the experience was unique and definitely a memorable experience. I truly believe and support the internationalization of the school. And I hope that incoming students can at enjoy at least the same experience that we had. Regards, Roman

Roman Matkiwsky, MBA '91

September 11, 2016

I support Ivey because...

because the school made an incredible and lasting impact on my life and I would like to ensure others benefit as much as I did by going to the School!

Anthony Ostler, MBA '97

August 29, 2016

I support Ivey because...

they have provided me with a great education and I want to help the school continue to grow in importance as a top global business education institution.

Mark Newman, MBA '91

August 22, 2016

I support Ivey because...

Ivey supported me. Now it is my turn to give back. And what better time than our 10-year Homecoming where we can all look back and smile at our accomplishments - both personally and professionally.

Philip Pfeiffer, HBA '06

August 13, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I received a great education, met great people and it advanced my career. Hopefully, my donation will help others have a similar experience.

Eric Rosen, MBA '01

August 10, 2016

I support Ivey because...

attending the school was a great experience, and others deserve to have a similar one.

John Peter Evans, MBA '81

August 10, 2016

In honour of the 1981 MBA Class, Section 4

Malcolm Hamilton, MBA '81

August 8, 2016

I support Ivey because...

1) The school has given me so much during my formative years 2) I want generations after me to have access and experience the same opportunities I was given 3) Supporting my class goals to give back!

Edwin Li, HBA '06

July 27, 2016

I support Ivey...

in an attempt to give back to the educational institution that has provided me with new life opportunities.

Greig Garland, MBA '99

July 14, 2016

I support Ivey because...

it's a way for me to give back to Ivey for all the valuable lessons I've learned in Quantum Shift Class of 2016.

Debbie Fung, Quantum Shift Class of 2016

July 4, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I want to pay it forward to the next generation of Canada's great leaders!

Ian Friedman, HBA '06

June 23, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I have benefited from the education there tremendously, and I hope others could benefit from their Ivey experience too.

Timothy Hoffman, MBA '00

June 10, 2016

I support Ivey because...

past, present and future you are creating the minds of advancement in the business community.

P. Creighton Johnson, MBA '10

April 26, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I want to ensure Ivey continues to provide a relevant and top notch education for its students.

Vidyalyer, MBA '93

April 25, 2016

I support Ivey because...

of the many benefits it provided to me and a desire to assist current Ivey students to receive those benefits.

John Ricketts, HBA '60

April 20, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I have learned a ton from my study and benefited tremendously from the alumni community.

Yikun Xu, MSc '12

April 22, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I believe in what it strives to achieve, and because of what it has helped me to achieve, in terms of both professional and personal growth.

Graham O'Neill, MBA '15

April 18, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I would like to give back to the school that gave me so much.

Kevin Condon, HBA '91

September 1, 2016

I support Ivey because...

others donated for me and it's important to pay it forward.

Philip Lacombe, HBA '07

April 8, 2016

I support Ivey because...

I value the education I received and I continue to benefit from my experiences at Ivey.

Alexa Nick, MBA '95

April 2, 2016