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Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University
Established: May 2007
Donation: $15 million
Pedestrians strolling through downtown Toronto will be well accustomed to seeing the Rogers name on stores, streets and billboards, but the moniker of Ryerson’s business school is perhaps the most fitting tribute to telecom titan Ted Rogers.
"Loretta and I believe strongly that education is a great enabler,” Rogers said of his gift, which created 52 student awards and scholarships and funded a research chair. “Education can remake a country, a city, a community into a different place. For almost 60 years, Ryerson has combined academic rigour and relevant practical experience with accessibility and diversity to produce so many graduates who have contributed to the fabric of this country.
“It is our pleasure today to support the Ryerson management school and its students to help ensure even greater accessibility for many of Canada's business leaders of tomorrow."
It wasn’t the Rogers’ only contribution to Ryerson—the family has given over $27 million to the university. One of the country’s newest business faculties, the Ted Rogers School of Management ranked tenth on our annual list of the country’s top MBA programs.