Chadha family donation 

The Chadha Family Foundation, headed by the Hon. Baljit Singh Chadha along with his wife Roshi, has made a contribution to the John Molson School of Business in the form of an executive classroom in the building now under construction.

Chadha is a member of the Board of Governors. As president of Balcorp Ltd., a prominent trade and marketing company, he is one of Concordia’s most successful and generous supporters.

Twenty-five years ago, he was a graduate student struggling to establish his business career. As he told Maclean’s magazine’s Peter C. Newman in an interview several years ago, the support he got from Concordia’s business school was key to his initial business success. Now an active philanthropist, he is member of the Privy Council, which advises the prime minister.

He has been generous to Concordia, giving scholarships and bursaries, taking an active role in Board affairs and now, providing the resources to equip a 50-seat teaching space on the sixth floor of the new building.

The 15-storey JMSB building is expected to open its doors to students, faculty and staff in the fall of 2009, grouping all JMSB departments under one roof.
In a statement, Chadha said, “As recent immigrants, we are giving back to our adopted country by sharing our successes and pouring our efforts into fostering education and philanthropy in our community. We feel strongly that supporting university students, the leaders of tomorrow, ultimately benefits society as a whole.”

The donation was celebrated at a reception in the EV building on May 7.


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