Giving to an organization you gained from yourself is “an easy choice,” says UWindsor alumnus Mike Jones, who has created the Richard and Kathleen Jones Entrepreneurial Scholarship to honour his parents.
“I credit my parents for installing their entrepreneurial spirit in me, and the University for helping me get started in my field,” says Jones, principal owner of Blackrock Project Management. “My goal with this scholarship was to create a legacy piece in honour of my parents, and support like-minded business students on their road towards entrepreneurship in our community.”
His gift of $25,000 will fund an award of about $1,000 per year to a business student pursuing entrepreneurship.
Odette major gift officer Kelly Gosselin said the school is grateful for Jones’ generosity.
“The business school relies on donors to help create viable paths for future generations of students,” she says. “Their support provides the significant advantage that an Odette degree offers.”