Thanks to a generous lead gift from the Jack C. Massey Foundation, Belmont University celebrated the Spring 2016 grand re-opening and dedication of the Massey Business Center following an eight-month renovation. The $10 million makeover gives a major facelift to the 25-year-old building, but more importantly, the renovation offers significant advances in technology resources and space optimization to provide an exceptional and collaborative education space for business students and community leaders.
Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher said, “Jack Massey is a legend not only at Belmont and in Nashville, but in business nationwide. His unparalleled success sets high standards for our students to emulate, and his investment in this University—a commitment his family continues to this day—is a tremendous model of building a legacy that changes lives.”
The Jack C. Massey Foundation, which honors the legacy of one of the country’s greatest entrepreneurs and businessmen, provided the lead gift for the renovation in 2014. The late Jack C. Massey (1904-1990) and his family have collectively been among Belmont University’s biggest benefactors. The first person in history to take three unrelated companies to the New York Stock Exchange, Massey’s gifts helped Belmont establish its undergraduate and graduate business programs and built both the Massey Business Center and the Massey Performing Arts Center. In addition, Massey’s gifts have endowed Belmont’s Chair in Entrepreneurship, leading the program to be among the best in the nation, as well as the Massey Center for Financial Information.
Barbara Massey Rogers, daughter of Jack C. Massey and a long-time supporter of Belmont, noted, “It is an honor to be a part of the celebration of the extensive renovation of the Jack C. Massey Business Center. I am confident the new facilities will help further propel the Massey College of Business as a top-ranked business school emphasizing ethics and entrepreneurship as my dad, Jack C. Massey, envisioned. His legacy will be everlasting.”