1964 Rider University graduate Norm Brodsky and his wife Elaine endowed a $10 million gift to fund a scholarship for business students and future business school projects at the school.
Rider’s College of Business Administration will be renamed the Norm Brodsky College of Business; it is the first college at Rider to be named after an alumnus.
Brodsky is a businessman, serial entrepreneur, author, writer and commentator on business issues. He received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a major in Accounting from Rider University and a Bachelor of Laws from Brooklyn Law School before setting aside a career in law when he founded his first business Perfect Courier, a Manhattan-based messenger service. He is the founder of seven additional businesses including CitiStorage, the largest privately owned archive business in the country.
In 2007, Brodsky sold CitiStorage, along with Perfect Courier and U.S. Document Security – an affiliated document destruction company he founded, to Allied Capital. His other ventures have included a large-scale land purchase now known as Bushwick Inlet Park; Koebyaki, a fast-casual Japanese restaurant; and two all-suite hotels in North Dakota called Black Gold Suites.
The business college and its accounting program are AACSB accredited, an honor held by only two percent of programs worldwide.