Award in McAnerney’s memory
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 26, 2023 - Biz Releases

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Stober Foundation is ensuring Dave McAnerney will never be forgotten through a scholarship that will benefit students at UBCO.

McAnerney was serving as Stober Group chief executive officer when he passed away suddenly last October. He was a Canadian business leader who also served as SunRype president and CEO, and had roles with Labatt’s and Columbia Brewing.

Stober Foundation is honouring McAnerney’s legacy with a new $50,000 scholarship that will be awarded to UBCO management students.

“Dave was absolutely exceptional, someone who took the time to get to know you, showed an interest in you as a person and a human,” Stober Foundation president Ken Stober said in a press release. “Anyone in his orbit benefited from his kindness, strength and deep love of his family and community.”

The Dave McAnerney Memorial Award in Management will go to students in their third or fourth years who perform at a high academic level, are committed to giving back to their community and demonstrate a financial need.

The university matched the $50,000 gift from Stober Foundation, giving the award a healthy base from which to award scholarships.

“As a management faculty, we aim to cultivate opportunities for our students to explore and redefine leadership,” UBCO interim faculty of management dean Sandy Hilton said. “This generous gift—through its transformative effect on students’ university experience in management—will continue Mr. McAnerney’s legacy as a compassionate leader and business innovator.”

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