Over 40 years later and having enjoyed a highly successful business career, Bob Briscoe and his wife Raye are paying that support forward with a major donation to the John Molson School of Business (JMSB).
The gift will help establish the Bob and Raye Briscoe Centre in Business Ownership Studies, in addition to two new scholarships through the Bob and Raye Briscoe Endowment for Student Awards in Business Ownership Studies.
“Concordia is truly grateful that Robert Briscoe is setting the pace by giving back to his alma mater,” says Concordia President Alan Shepard.
“The Concordia community is inspired by his generosity. Bob and his wife Raye will help the next generation of students reach their full potential and the JMSB chart new territory in business studies.”
JMSB Dean Steve Harvey says the Briscoes’ gift creates a new focus on research and teaching in business ownership — an underrepresented area of entrepreneurship.
“Bob is a great example of someone who has given back abundantly to the institution he credits as providing him the tools to succeed,” Harvey says.
“I feel we owe it to Concordia,” says Bob Briscoe, who earned his two degrees by enrolling in night classes, part-time, over 12 years while also working full-time.