• SRPAA Leadership Fund for Black and Indigenous Communities

    Immediate Impact: In partnership with the Schulich Real Property Alumni Association (SRPAA) and the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure at the Schulich School of Business, a founding group of alumni and friends came together in October 2021 to raise $250,000 in record speed to support eight incoming students over the next four years with renewable awards. The leading initiative is supporting Black and Indigenous Youth to obtain a business degree and to graduate with a career path. We celebrate this milestone but are committed to do more—to create more awards, support more students, and do so permanently.

    One year later, and in response to an overwhelming participation from our community, we are launching a new campaign goal of $1.75M, to be raised/pledged by April 2023, to ensure we can permanently establish the SRPAA and Partners Leadership Awards for Black and Indigenous Communities once the renewable awards have been depleted. The awards will continue to provide support for tuition and be augmented by a mentorship and internship program to advance the professional development of students.

    Scroll down to learn more about how you can help us reach our $1.75M goal




    Are You a Student Looking to Apply? Please contact finaid@schulich.yorku.ca.

    Applications for FA2023 open in January 2023.

    The SRPAA and Partners Leadership Awards for Black and Indigenous Communities will be given annually to incoming Black and Indigenous domestic BBA/iBBA students who have demonstrated leadership characteristics, resilience, and community involvement. Preference will be granted to individuals with the greatest financial need. Recipients will also have optional access to an internship and mentorship program with a range of corporate partners and our distinguished alumni community. Up to two recipients entering Schulich each year over the next four years will receive $30,000 each ($7,500 per year of study). After this initial period, our endowment will award up to six students per year with $10,000 each ($2,500 per student per year).

Support the SRPAA Leadership Awards for Black and Indigenous Communities

  • Individual Donors: Click the Donate Now button and make a gift that is meaningful to you. 100% of your donation will help build our endowment to fund these awards permanently.

    • For alumni gifts of $1,000 or more, your name will be proudly and permanently recognized on the Schulich Alumni Donors Wall, located in the Seymour Schulich Building. Additionally, alumni donors will be enrolled in the Dean’s Society program for one year from the date the donation is received.

    Corporate Donors: Become a lead partner with a pledge of $100,000 and help advance equity, diversity, and inclusion at Schulich and in the Canadian business community.

    • As a lead partner, you will receive a range of benefits, including engagement with Schulich students, optional access to a pipeline of talent, and recognition.

    Thinking of making meaningful donation of another size? Contact us to discuss the opportunity, your engagement, and recognition: advancement@schulich.yorku.ca.

    All donors of $25 and more will be recognized on the listing below. For all donors, gifts of $5,000 or more will be recognized on the Schulich Lifetime Giving Donor Wall, located in the Seymour Schulich Building.

    If you are based in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, or Singapore, please contact us at advancement@schulich.yorku.ca for details on how to make a tax-deductible or tax-effective donation.




Meet the volunteer Campaign Cabinet leading this initiative:

Honorary Chair

Phil Gillin, MBA ’78

Former Executive Vice President, Bentall GreenOak (Retired)

Cabinet Co-Chairs

Michael Lewis, MBA ’09

Partner, Financial Services and Real Estate, Boyden

Anthony Ottavino, MBA ’11, iBBA ’07

Instructor, Real Estate Finance, Schulich School of Business


Abdel Ali, MBA ’21

Investment Analyst, Relay Ventures and Alate Partners

Lois Anaide, BBA ’19

Financial Analyst, Acquisitions & Asset Management, Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd.

Lyndsay Brisard, MREI ’21

Analyst, Investments, Canada Infrastructure Bank

Andrew Garrett, EMBA ’11

Senior Principal, Real Estate Portfolio, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario

Suhan Hannan, MBA ’04

Portfolio Manager, AIMCO

Asad Hanif, BBA ’07

Vice President, Acquisitions, InterRent REIT

Aleks Karamarkovic, BBA ’07

Vice President, Corporate Development, Graywood Developments

Veronica Maggisano, MBA ’07

Vice President, Development, Oxford Properties Group

Sandra Tran, MBA ’00

CFO, McMaster Innovation Park

Our Generous Donor Community – Thank you!

  • Leader ($50,000-$99,999) Leader ($50,000-$99,999)

    Schulich Real Property Alumni Association

    Fellow ($25,000-$49,999)     Fellow ($25,000-$49,999)    

    Patrick Iaboni, MBA ’94, BBA ’93

    Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure

    Dorsay Development Corporation

    Ambassador ($10,000-$24,999) Ambassador ($10,000-$24,999)

    Remco Daal

    Phil Gillin, MBA ’78

    Geoffrey Grayhurst, MBA’91 and Madeline Lunney

    Suhan Hannan, MBA ’04, and Family

    Andre Kuzmicki and Nadine Rabinovitch

    Sky McLean, MBA ’12, iBBA ’06 and Basecamp Properties

    Sandra Tran, MBA’00

    Gary Whitelaw and Linda Mollenhauer Foundation

    Supporter ($5,000-$9,999) Supporter ($5,000-$9,999)

    Asad Hanif, BBA ’07

    Aleks Karamarkovic, BBA ’07

    Belmont Equity Partners

    Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd.

    Michael Lewis, MBA ’09

    Naram Mansour, MBA ’11, BBA ’07

    Anthony Ottavino, MBA ’11, iBBA ’07

    Professor Akolisa Ufodike, FCPA & Chioma Ufodike, FCPA

    Patron ($1,000-$4,999) Patron ($1,000-$4,999)

    Abdel Ali, MBA ’21

    Pauline Alimchandani, BBA’05

    Jim Clayton and Sue

    Pranavan Ganeshalingam, MREI ’18, iBBA ’12 and Niroja Arulananthan

    Bill Graham, MBA ’86

    Luan Ha, MBA ’10

    Amber Lam, MBA/JD ’14, BBA ’10

    Veronica Maggisano, MBA ’07

    Anh Minh Ngo

    Associate ($25-$999) Associate ($25-$999)

    Bryna Abtan

    Lois Anaide, BBA’19

    Michael Brooks, MBA’93

    Julie Bulgaretti

    Robert Cerullo, MBA’10

    Charline Chau, MBA ’18

    Muhammad Dasuki, MREI ’19

    Solange de Billy-Tremblay, MBA’84

    Christopher Edey, MBA’11

    Andrea Goldstein

    Luan Ha, MBA ’10

    Ume Kanga, MREI ’19

    Richard Matthews

    James McKellar

    Anh Minh Ngo

    Christian Petersen, MBA ’13

    Clayton Reynolds

    Soryl Rosenberg

    Jonathan R Shell

    Ronke Soluade, MBA ’07

    Preyaa Soni, MBA ’20

    Elyse Sunshine

    Daniel Viner

    Podium Development Corp

For more information, or to receive assistance, please contact our Office of Development at advancement@schulich.yorku.ca.