Featured Donor - Dina Palozzi
Dina Palozzi (MBA ’76) Returns to Schulich
This past October, Dina Palozzi returned to Schulich, where her long and successful business career began.
It was very different when I was part of the School of Administrative Studies. In those days, what I call BD – before Deszo – Dean Horvath was still teaching. Interestingly, before coming to Toronto, Deszo used to teach at the University of Vasteras (Sweden), the city where I was born. A lot has changed since my days as a student. Now, everyone knows about the Schulich School of Business. It’s remarkable just how far the School has come.
Prior to her recent retirement, Mrs. Palozzi was employed for 30 years in the Ontario public service, holding senior appointments as Deputy Minister of Correctional Services, Deputy Minister of Revenue and Financial Institutions and CEO and Superintendent of Financial Services for Ontario’s Financial Services Commission. Then, to round out her experience, Mrs. Palozzi spent the last six years of her career in the private sector working as Executive Vice President of Client Relations with BMO Nesbitt Burns and Senior Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer of BMO Financial Group.
I am twice retired now and really enjoy this phase of my life which gives me an opportunity to spend more time with my family and friends. My husband and I have been blessed with three children and three grandchildren. They are our pride and joy.
Mrs. Palozzi has been very supportive of Schulich. She and her family are very generous donors and Mrs. Palozzi also volunteers her time to mentor Schulich students.
I feel it is important to support great educational institutions like Schulich. Our future is in hands of our young generations. My son attended courses offered through Schulich’s Executive Learning Centre and I hope that my grandchildren will also one day attend the School. During a conversation with Bill Graham (MBA’86), the President of Schulich’s International Alumni Association, I learned about the recent “Schulich Alumni Challenge.” The need for support prompted me and my family to “dig deep” and make the current contribution to the School. We plan to stay connected to Schulich for many years to come. And our hope is that the Palozzi name will again be on the list of Schulich students.
Palozzi family (from left): Ennio ,Rachel, Dina, Lucas and Michael