The H. Taylor Peery Institute of Financial Services focuses on attracting high-quality faculty, developing new course material, fostering research, and providing students with employment opportunities, internships, and field studies. It also serves as an intermediary between students and financial leaders, bringing students one step closer to the industry.

Founding of the Institute


The institute is made possible by a $3 million endowment provided by Taylor’s children—Nancy Peery Marriott and her husband, Richard, and Richard Peery and his wife, Mimi. “We’re grateful for the generous contributions that honor H. Taylor Peery,” said Merrill J. Bateman, then president of BYU. “Students going through the Peery Institute will have a global reach and a tremendous impact for good.”

One of the first Stanford MBA graduates, Peery recognized the importance of education and emphasized applying classroom learning to every aspect of life. He followed a simple motto: “Grasp life by learning all you can.”

“We deeply appreciate this unique naming opportunity that fits so beautifully with our father’s beliefs, talents, and example,” Nancy Peery Marriott said. “Future generations will benefit from his humility and talents. The institute will build and bless many lives.”