Robins School of Business

Paying it forward

September 12, 2023

University News

The generosity of a Robins School of Business alum will ensure future generations of Spiders can follow in his footsteps. A $10 million donation from the alum, who prefers to remain anonymous, will establish an endowed scholarship fund for Robins School students.

“This generous gift will support students pursuing careers in finance, management, economics, marketing, analytics, accounting, and more,” said Mickey Quiñones, business school dean. “Many of our students receive scholarship support to attend Richmond, and I’m grateful this alum was inspired by his own experiences to help make that possible for even more students.”

The alum, who studied accounting and finance, worked his way through college, stocking groceries to fund his tuition and other expenses. He says he established this scholarship to help make a Richmond education accessible for other ambitious students like himself. The alum hopes the scholarship recipients will one day pay it forward by adding to the fund.

“This gift will have an incredible impact on our ability to enhance financial support for remarkable students, and it is an inspiring example of Spiders helping Spiders. I am profoundly grateful to this alumnus for his commitment,” said President Kevin F. Hallock.