A $200,000 pledge from KPMG LLP will help complete a major renewal and expansion of Brock University’s Goodman School of Business in St. Catharines.
The announcement was made Wednesday by KPMG representatives Bobbi-Jean White and Ruth Todd and by Brock President Jack Lightstone. The gift will support the Goodman School expansion project and is specifically earmarked for a new 45-seat smart classroom on Level 300.
“At KPMG, we are passionate about giving back to the communities in which we work and helping young people develop to their full potential,” said Ruth Todd “Our donation to the business school’s capital infrastructure campaign is just one way we can help support post-secondary education.”
“We are thrilled that KPMG has made this contribution to Brock University,” said Lightstone. “This commitment to our business school plays a significant role in helping to develop Canada’s future leaders.”
The Goodman School of Business has 2,890 undergraduate and 519 graduate students. It offers three undergraduate and three graduate degrees, as well as some of Ontario’s most successful co-op programs.
A groundbreaking event will be held Friday to kick off the $22-million expansion project of the Goodman School. Besides reconfiguring and modernizing Goodman’s current facilities in Taro Hall, the project will increase the number of classrooms and add interview rooms, offices and a large atrium that will become a striking new feature adjacent to two other University landmarks: the Schmon Tower and the bronze sculpture of Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock.