Manhattan Formally Dedicates O'Malley School of Business

A $25 million gift from Thomas O’Malley ’63 will allow the College to enhance programs and financial aid to all students.

On Tuesday, September 25, Manhattan College formally dedicated the O’Malley School of Business, honoring Thomas O’Malley ’63. 

In March, O’Malley provided the College with a $25 million gift to increase student scholarships and grants, support innovative teaching and research, and enhance and diversify learning opportunities throughout the College.

O’Malley and his wife, Mary Alice, are the most generous donors in Manhattan College’s history. During the past two decades, they have provided the leadership gift to build the O’Malley Library on campus, and donated $10 million to help support the construction of the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons, named after O’Malley’s classmate and the former New York City police commissioner.

“Manhattan College gave me the educational background that contributed greatly to my success,” O’Malley said. “It is truly an honor for me and my family to have the means to offer our strong support to this great college, particularly to its business school.”

By pledging a $25 million gift, O’Malley’s goal is to make a Manhattan College education accessible to students from all backgrounds and provide a wide variety of opportunities for students to succeed in the financial capital of the world. At the same time, the gift is designed to strengthen the College’s connections with the New York City business world through hands-on, experiential opportunities, and support teaching and research focused on the present and future economics of energy.

By Pete McHugh