Bob and Leslie Mohr of Dallas have made a $3 million gift to the University of Notre Dame to endow the Fighting Irish football team’s quarterback coaching position.
“I can’t thank Bob and Leslie enough for their extraordinary investment in our football program and the University,” said University Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick. “Our coaches are first and foremost educators and so it is especially fitting that the teaching position this gift endows is currently held by a Notre Dame graduate who has returned to his alma mater to help educate future generations of talented quarterbacks and leaders. We appreciate the Mohr’s trust and look forward to advancing our mission thanks to their generosity.”
The Mohr’s gift will help underwrite the salary of the coach, provide stability and resources for the long term and create funds for use within the athletic department. Tom Rees, now in his third season at Notre Dame, is the first Bob and Leslie Mohr Family Quarterbacks Coach.
“Bob and Leslie’s commitment is a powerful tool in our program’s mission to graduate champions,” said Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly. “I had the chance to get to know the Mohrs this year while we were training at Culver. I came away grateful and impressed with their support of both Fighting Irish Football and the University of Notre Dame.”
“It has always been the people that make Notre Dame special, and the Mohr family is no exception,” said Rees. “I am very thankful for and honored by their continued support for Notre Dame Football. It is truly humbling to represent this great position.”
Bob Mohr is the founder of Mohr Partners Inc., the largest wholly owned U.S.-based corporate real estate services firm with 20 offices in North America providing global corporate real estate services. The 34-year-old firm, which Mohr sold to his partners in April 2017, is a unique leader in managing all aspects of commercial real estate portfolios for corporate clients, providing web-based software, strategic planning, economic development assistance, construction management, lease administration and financing, in addition to brokerage services.
In 2000, Mohr also founded Mohr Capital, which specializes in the acquisition, development and value enhancement of office, industrial and potential sites nationwide. Mohr Capital is one of the larger single tenant net lease commercial real estate buyers in the country. Today, the Mohr Family Office oversees their commercial real estate projects, as well as equity and early-stage venture capital investments.
“We are happy to support Coach Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame football program while specifically acknowledging Coach Tom Rees, a former Notre Dame quarterback and now mentor of future Irish signal callers,” the Mohrs said. “Tom’s work ethic, focus and ability to communicate his own recent football experience to Notre Dame quarterbacks is frankly fun to watch and great for Irish football.”
The Mohr’s passion and support for Notre Dame runs deep. They also created the Bob and Leslie Mohr Scholarship for the University, and have been consistent supporters for years. They are members of the Advisory Council for the Student-Athlete and served for seven years on the College of Arts and Letters Advisory Council. Their children, Brooke, Trey and Molly, graduated from Notre Dame in 2007, 2009 and 2015, respectively. Both Brooke and Molly were cheerleaders at Notre Dame and son-in-law Bobby Renkes also graduated in 2007 and played football for the Irish.
The Mohrs are also active in Dallas, at the parish level at the SMU Catholic Ministry, at Jonathan’s Place, and with the National Charity League.