Sheridan College Raises $37 Million; Smashes Fundraising Goal by Over $7 Million
OAKVILLE, ON, June 3, 2009 — Sheridan College closed off an ambitious
three-year fundraising campaign by smashing through its goal of $30 million
and raising $37 million for its campuses in Oakville and Brampton. The Student
Capital Campaign was launched in 2006 with the goal of raising funds to meet
the space and technology demands of Sheridan's growing student body.
"This is an outstanding success for Sheridan and our students. Much of
the money raised is already at work and students are seeing the benefit every
day," said Dr. Robert Turner, President and CEO of Sheridan College. "The
support from the community of businesses and people in Oakville and Brampton has been overwhelming and our thanks go out to every one of our donors. We're grateful for the commitment they've shown to Sheridan as an important educator that plays an important role in Ontario turning students into career-ready graduates."
The funds raised have gone toward four priority projects and areas at
Sheridan. They've already helped build the Sheridan Animation Centre on
Sheridan's Oakville campus where 450 animation students hone their craft each year; the Sheridan Centre for Healthy Communities in Brampton - home to Sheridan's many health care and community service programs; the new Davis Campus student learning commons; and, meeting the advancing technology an equipment needs throughout programs at Sheridan.
"I'm proud to have been a part of this campaign," said Peter Gilgan,
President and CEO of Mattamy Homes and Co-Chair of the Student Capital
Fundraising Campaign. "This success is a testament to the hard work of many at Sheridan, its fundraising team, our campaign cabinet volunteers and of course the many people, organizations and businesses that supported us. Above all I think it shows colleges play a vital role in business and the community, and even in tough times people are ready and willing to throw their financial support behind Sheridan."