“My mother was my mentor,” says Lengvari. “Having lost everything after the war, she always said that education was the one thing that could never be taken away from us.”
Today, the alumna gives back to her roots with a $1-million planned gift to Concordia.
“I think Concordia has become a founding element in Montreal,” says Lengvari. “To be able to give back to the university now — and into the future — is energizing.”
Lengvari, who is president and CEO of Lengvari Financial Inc. — a boutique insurance firm in Montreal — made the announcement at Concordia’s John Molson School of Business (JMSB) on April 19.
The Christine Lengvari Endowment Fund will support scholarships for female students in the Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program at JMSB and will also promote research at Concordia’s PERFORM Centre.
“Christine is investing in the future of next-generation leaders and researchers,” says Concordia President Alan Shepard. “Her generous gift will contribute to supporting and empowering our students to go beyond expectations and pursue bold ideas.”