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St. Lawrence College students demonstrate Uncommon Commitment

KINGSTON - St. Lawrence College received the second largest philanthropic gift in its history with this announcement by the Kingston Student Association that it will donate $2.5 million to the College’s Uncommon Campaign.


The announcement will be made at the College’s annual Open House on Saturday – where it will welcome over 1,000 prospective students.  


“It was important to the Student Association and our board that we make this announcement with our future students in attendance,” said SA President Beth Insley. “This gift is about investing in the future of SLC, and we’re very excited that the new Student Life & Innovation Centre will provide our students with the facilities and the services they need in order to be successful.”


The Student Life & Innovation Centre is the largest capital building project in the College’s 50-year history. The $11.5m Uncommon Campaign is raising funds for the Centre, along with upgrades to academic spaces, such as the Health Care Simulation Labs on all campuses, and the Centre for Behavioural Studies on Kingston campus. Other priorities include Student Financial Aid and establishing an Evergreen Fund for instructional equipment.


“I’m really proud of the student government, and of the entire student body, for choosing to make such a significant investment in a legacy for future generations,” said Glenn Vollebregt, St. Lawrence College President and CEO. “St. Lawrence College puts students first and it’s great to see that tradition carried on by today’s students for students of the future.”


The Uncommon Campaign was launched in October with the announcement of a $3m gift from the Britton Smith Foundation. The Campaign has so far raised over $7m in support of its five major priorities.


About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario with a close-knit community of 8,000 full-time students, and more than 85,000 proud alumni. Hundreds are also enrolled in our online and continuing education courses each year. As part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College boasts more than 1,600 rooftop solar modules on our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. The college has many Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 350 organizations grow and prosper. Through our Employment Service offices, we work with thousands of clients annually.


For information:

Shaun Kelly

St. Lawrence College, Communications

Cell: 613-330-2482