This year was the 1st Annual James Ryan O’Donnell Memorial Fund! James Ryan O’Donnell died tragically and suddenly last year and the PLNU MBA Program was proud to sponsor a hole at golf tournament in his name. James Ryan O’Donnell Memorial Fund is known through his sister Kristen O’Donnell. Kristen had just moved from Chicago to San Diego to attend PLNU’s MBA Program even though she had no prior connections to the school. Jose Munoz, director of the MBA Program said, “we were glad to know that more than $15000 was raised this year and that PLNU could be a part of this great cause”.
The amount raised was donated to James’ Alma Mater Brother Rice Catholic High School in Chicago, IL and a few other local charities in Chicago.