‘One of the top nursing schools in the world’: Lawrence Bloomberg celebrates the impact of his gift, 15 years on
Fifteen years ago, the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto was given a new name and a new opportunity to bolster its reputation as one of the top nursing schools in the world. Since that time, the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing has continued to excel, adding significant capabilities in the area of nursing research and continuing education for nurse leaders.
“Our students and faculty receive incredible support in the form of unique scholarship opportunities and ways to advance their research, thanks to the generosity of donors like Mr. Bloomberg who continue to give back to the future of nursing at the University of Toronto,” says Linda Johnston, Dean of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.
For Lawrence Bloomberg, success in the business world has always been about more than financial reward.
“It has always been a goal of mine to give back and play a role in the community. I always felt that if I was able to give a gift that would truly make a difference, then it needed to be in health care education, and what better place to provide that support than to nursing,” says Bloomberg.
I always felt that if I was able to give a gift that would truly make a difference, then it needed to be in health care education.Lawrence S. Bloomberg
Reflecting on this milestone anniversary, Lawrence Bloomberg spoke with writer Rebecca Biason about his inspiration for giving and his pride in the ongoing achievements of the Faculty.