The Largest Donation

In September 2010, Fordham University received the largest donation in the school’s history. Mario Gabelli (class of 1965) in a very generous way provided this donation, and in appreciation, Fordham University’s College of Business Administration was renamed the Gabelli School of Business.

Mario Gabelli was born in The Bronx as the son of Italian immigrants. He first went to Fordham Preparatory School, and he was reported saying that, when he was young, he read market reports just for fun and Marion purchased his first stock at the age of only 13 years old.

Marion Gabelli received a scholarship and graduated “Summa Cum Laude” from Fordham University, and he later in his academic education received his MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree from Columbia Business School. Mario Joseph Gabelli was born June 19, 1942. He is an American stock investor, investments adviser, and financial analytic expert.

Mario Gabelli visits Fordham University regularly, and on those occasions, he frequently speaks to students so they can learn from Mr. Gabelli’s personal experiences.