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Georgian College fundraiser surpasses expectations

Georgian College’s Power of Education Campaign has surpassed the $40 million goal.

At the close of the campaign, Georgian raised more than $54 million to support capital projects and scholarships to benefit students at all seven campuses

The Georgian College Students’ Association made a $7.2 million commitment to the campaign that supported a number of priorities including renovations to student spaces in Owen Sound.

Grey Council committed $2 million back in 2014, which resulted in government, and private investment to create the Algoma Central Corporation Marine Emergency Duties (MED) Centre at the Owen Sound Campus. The 13,600 square-foot facility is a key part of Georgian’s renowned Centre for Marine Training and Research.

The campaign was supported by alumni, students and friends, corporations and foundations, as well as through government investment at the municipal, regional, provincial and federal levels.

“To maintain its edge, Georgian must continue to deliver a transformative student experience,” said Mike Stollery, president of the AutoIQ Network and Power of Education Campaign Chair. “One that empowers students to learn any time, anywhere; uses technology to enable and expand access to learning; and prepares graduates to be changemakers, ready to adapt and innovate in a constantly evolving economy.”