The Tim Manganello Institute for Leadership

Established at Brother Rice High School 

“Successful leadership is best measured in how you treat people – respect, fairness, trust. In any endeavor, whatever you do, wherever you start, leave it better than you found it.  Study hard, work hard, give back, and enjoy life – time passes too quickly.” — Advice from Tim Manganello ‘68 to Brother Rice Students in November 2018

Such are the words of a proud alumnus of Brother Rice High School offered as sage advice to students and inspiring guidance to others.

In September, Brother Rice President Tom Reidy announced the Tim Manganello Institute for Leadership which is made possible by a $1,000,000 gift from Liz & Tim Manganello ’68.  It is envisioned by 2022 the institute will serve as a vibrant, cross-disciplinary home for student collaboration and leadership skill development.  

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Attentive to the impact Brother Rice had in his life, Tim noted, “As I measure the blessings in my life, I am ever mindful of the values Brother Rice taught me and the life lessons and practices I learned early on that have become foundational to my life ever since.”

As an investment in the transformative mission and aspiring vision for Brother Rice High School, this gift will deepen our curriculum and enhance programs providing leadership skill development and learning opportunities central to the Brother Rice Experience.   

The Tim Manganello Institute for Leadership will enhance the learning experience for students throughout their tenure at Brother Rice.  Housed on campus within the Center for Learning & Achievement, the Institute will host a summer leadership program for middle-schoolers, peer leadership opportunities for students, seminars and symposiums for faculty, guest speaker programs, and curriculum-based learning opportunities on and off campus with affiliated corporate and civic leaders throughout metro-Detroit.

Throughout his life, Tim Manganello ’68 has embraced a set of core values rooted in lessons taught at an early age by his mother and father, and deepened through his years at Brother Rice, the University of Michigan, and in his professional career which began at Chrysler and culminated as Chief Executive Officer of BorgWarner.

Tim understood people. He drew upon the values of his youth to form his everyday actions and his approach to leadership.

— His personal leadership was formed at home, in the classroom and on the playing field. He knew respect, fairness, trust were more than fleeting words, but a set of life pillars.

— His professional leadership formed in the automotive industry from the engineering room to the board room. Tim embraced preparation & collaboration with performance & efficiency top of mind

— Now retired and a grandfather, Tim sees life leadership central to a life well-lived – a life modeled to listen, have balance, and enjoy!

We are humbled by Tim’s commitment to his alma mater and ever grateful for this investment in the future of Brother Rice High School.

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