March 30th, 2015

The Questrom School of Business

Allen and Kelli Questrom give record gift

Boston University trustee Allen Questrom (Questrom’64), retired chief executive officer of several of the nation’s largest department and specialty stores, and his wife, Kelli, have given Boston University $50 million, the largest gift in University history, through The Allen & Kelli Questrom Foundation. The gift, which includes $10 million given in 2012, renames the School of Management the Questrom School of Business. It will be used to endow 10 faculty chairs and enable planning to establish a new graduate program facility.

“We are enormously grateful for this magnificent gift,” says Kenneth Freeman, the school’s Allen Questrom Professor and Dean. “Allen Questrom is a retailing industry icon, having restored to profitability many companies during his turnaround career, while demonstrating the highest integrity, exceptional leadership, and tireless service in support of others.” The endowed deanship and professorship were given by the Questroms in 2007.

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2 Comments on The Questrom School of Business

  • As an alumni of Boston University I feel grateful for such generous donations… it is sad to see that the only thing that counts is : YOUR NAME 50 MILLION $ + SMG.

    So if next year someone gives 100million $ to BU they will change again the name of SMG ?

    I guess anyone wants to give money to put his or her name at CLA or CAS !!

  • I am very happy to see the gift. However, I agree with previous comment. When someone donate $100 million, BU will change the name again? Abedi School of Business?
    Not happy to see the name change for $50 million.

    Toronto, Canada

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