“I was able to create a flexible, broad-based liberal arts education at Mount Allison that included hard sciences, arts and humanities, and business and I got it all done in three years. It was a remarkable experience. My time at Mount A was formative,” says Brenton.
After completing his Science degree at Mount Allison, he pursued an MBA at Western University’s Ivey Business School and has spent his career in the finance sector. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of Turtle Creek Asset Management in Toronto.
Along with his wife, Kerry Wood, who is a lawyer, Brenton has established The Brenton Wood Scholarship, valued at $10,000 (renewable for three years).
“I benefited from scholarships during my time at Mount A and I have always had very fond memories of the University,” says Brenton. “When my wife and I were considering our philanthropic objectives, Mount Allison was on the top of my list.”
The scholarship will be offered to students from the Maritimes who have financial need and exceptional academic potential.
“The vision of the scholarship is to help those students who excel at academics, but who might not have the means to go to university or necessarily see university as an option,” Wood explains.
While Brenton grew up in Saint John, NB, his mother’s family is from Sackville and his mother, Jeanette (Wry) Brenton (’46), attended the Mount Allison Ladies’ College. His sister, Sally Brenton-Haden (’78,’79), also chose Mount Allison.