Donation made in support of risk management education in Canada
The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) has pledged a $30,000 U.S. contribution to the William H. McGannon Foundation, a Canadian foundation providing financial resources and career development opportunities to risk management students and practitioners.
The funds will go toward the development of risk and insurance management student enrichment programs and grants.
“We are confident that this donation will be used to continue-and expand-the Foundation's fine work in supporting promising students in the discipline.
Janice Ochenkowski, RIMS president and managing director for Jones Lang LaSalle
Janice Ochenkowski, RIMS president and managing director for Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc., said: ‘As the leading association for risk professionals, RIMS feels an obligation to support and educate the next generation. MS is impressed with the William H. McGannon Foundation's dedication and successes in supporting risk management education, and we are confident that this donation will be used to continue-and expand-the Foundation's fine work in supporting promising students in the discipline."
Joe Restoule, CIP, CRM, president of the William H. McGannon foundation and leader of risk management for NOVA Chemicals Corp., commented: "RIMS is well-known in Canada for its devotion to raising the profile of the risk management profession and this donation will provide the necessary funds to help the William H. McGannon Foundation grow and prosper. The Foundation is truly honored to receive recognition and support from the premier risk management association. This donation is testament to RIMS commitment to educating and advancing the next generation of risk professionals."