St. Lawrence College receives largest donation ever

Nick Seebruch
St. Lawrence College receives largest donation ever
St. Lawrence College's Cornwall Campus (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

KINGSTON, Ontario – St. Lawrence College announced on Friday, Oct. 28 that it received $3 million in support of its “Uncommon” fundraising campaign. This donation is the largest in the institutions history.

The donation was made by the Britton Smith Foundation on behalf of Canadian businessman, philanthropist and World War II veteran A. Britton Smith.

“St. Lawrence College has a tremendous impact on our community, and I am very happy to support the College in its efforts to help the youth in our region build a brighter future,” Smith said.

The Uncommon Campaign hopes to raise $11.5 million over five years towards construction of a new Student Life and Innovation Centre, a new behavioural research centre and upgraded health care simulation labs on all three campuses.

Contributions will also support student financial assistance and the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment in Cornwall, Brockville and Kingston.

“This is the largest contribution in the history of St. Lawrence College and we are deeply grateful to Mr. Smith for recognizing the importance of our students and supporting us with this extremely generous contribution,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO, St. Lawrence College.

The Uncommon Campaign was launched yesterday and had already reached 50 percent of its goal.

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