University of Rochester Business School Receives $20 Million Gift

The University of Rochester has announced an unrestricted $20 million gift to its Simon Business School from an alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous.

With the gift, the largest ever to the business school, the school has exceeded its $85 million fundraising goal, part of a university-wide campaign that ends June 30. "This is a historic day for the Simon Business School," said university president and CEO Joel Seligman. "Today, an anonymous business person, motivated by a desire to strengthen the Simon School, joins a distinguished list of philanthropists whose generosity has helped build and shape this university."

"This extraordinary gift is a great tribute to a distinctive program that over the years has given so many of us a coherent framework for addressing business challenges in all their complexity," said alumna (MBA '78) and university trustee Janice Willett, who serves as campaign chair for the Simon Business School and is a member of the school's advisory council. "It is gratifying and humbling that one of our alumni has achieved such a significant measure of success and has chosen to share that success with the Simon School. I am enormously grateful on behalf of Simon alumni everywhere and the generations of students to come."

"Simon Business School Receives $20 Million Gift Commitment." University of Rochester Press Release 03/10/2016.