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Donor of the Month: October

Thu. Sep. 8, 2022

Bob and Eileen at Collegiate meeting in Convocation Halll

For a couple who met on campus during the university’s early days, Bob and Eileen Stuebing have made a point as donors to pay their generosity forward in support of students and alumni projects at The Collegiate. A graduate of The Collegiate himself (1965), Bob notes the Ivey School of Business and The Collegiate as pivotal to the success he has enjoyed over the course of his working life, a journey that saw him start in banking with CIBC to eventually co-founding Dore, Sutherland and Stuebing Inc. in 1980. This company ultimately became the MCAP Group, the largest non-bank mortgage banking company in Canada with over $150 billion in mortgages currently under administration, and MCAN Mortgage Corporation, a mortgage investment company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Having recently celebrated their 52nd anniversary as a married couple, the two have supported The Collegiate annually since 2009 when they donated the funding for the grand piano in Convocation Hall. “I never would have made it into university but for The Collegiate,” says Bob in reference to the life-changing impact Dean Lorne Tomlinson had on him. His passion for The Collegiate led Bob to introduce and champion the idea of a separate and distinct Collegiate Alumni Association with mentorship from Dr. James MacDonald (1964) and Dr. Susan Thompson (1967). After pitching the idea to Foundation President and CEO, Javier Schwersensky, Bob offered to underwrite the Foundation’s financial requirements in order to move the project forward beginning in the fall of 2021. This led to the creation of the Collegiate Advisory Committee, whose members provided critical advice and support in the development of exciting initiatives designed to benefit the Collegiate community and future alumni members.

Officially launched in September of this year, the Collegiate Alumni Association stands ready to fill the need for greater alumni engagement based on the framework and guidance set by the Advisory Committee. In addition to their numerous efforts, the Stuebings have also generously committed funds to help establish an endowment fund for the Association to help cover the cost of operating and aid in funding future events.