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The Difference We Make Campaign wins the Breakthrough Award at the Cornwall Chamber Awards

2014-02-26

St. Lawrence College’s Cornwall Campus’ The Difference We Make Campaign was honoured as the Breakthrough Award recipient at the 2014 Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on February 22nd. The Breakthrough Award is not an annual award; it is only bestowed when there is an extraordinary local event or people accomplishing extraordinary things which benefit the community in unique and meaningful ways.

The campaign benefits from volunteer leadership from two of our own alumni; Cornwall businessmen Terry Landon and Peter Gault who, working with the advisory committee and the St. Lawrence College Foundation, raised funds for capital improvements, programming and student bursaries. To date the team has secured $3.6 million in donations, more than 80% of the targeted goal of $4.5 million.

The campaign occurred at a time when local donors were still contributing to campaigns for the Cornwall Community Hospital, Benson Centre and other local initiatives.  The donors’ generous gifts have significantly increased the College’s bursary and scholarship program. Over the past three years, classrooms have been renovated and expanded, cutting-edge chemistry, physics and paramedic labs were added along with a state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab. New academic programming in support of the emerging supply chain and logistics sector in the Cornwall region has been introduced with the support of donor gifts; the Benson Automotive Training Centre was also dedicated as part of the campaign.

A commemorative Donor Wall in Moulinette Hall thanks all the staff, alumni, and members of the community and friends of the College that contributed to the initiative and the Moulinette Entrance, a focal point of the Cornwall campus is dedicated as Cornwall Place-Place Cornwall. The campaign continues to receive support with major gifts, including gifts from TD Bank Group and RBC Foundation this month. St. Lawrence College is a great place to make philanthropic investments because of the difference we make for individuals, employers and our communities.

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Kris Ward
Communications Officer
Marketing & Communications
St. Lawrence College
kward@sl.on.ca
www.stlawrencecollege.ca
Brockville: 613-345-0660 ext. 2183
Cornwall 613-933-6080 ext. 2183
Kingston 613-544-5400 ext. 2183
Cell: 613-330-2482