Fanshawe community raises $400,000 to support student success

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Fanshawe College is sending a big “thank you” to the donors who contributed to the College’s Emergency Student Fund campaign, supporting financial assistance programs for returning and future students.

More than 180 donors, staff, alumni and community partners answered the call to support student success, donating more than $100,000. The contributions from the community were matched by both the Fanshawe College Alumni Association and the Fanshawe Student Union, bringing the total raised to $400,000.

“We know that many students will face continued financial hardship because of the effects of COVID-19,” says Gillian Sneddon, executive director of Advancement and Alumni at Fanshawe. “The support of our community will play a significant role in helping students pursue post-secondary education, and we are so grateful for their generosity.”

Many students are experiencing unforeseen challenges due to the pandemic and may find it difficult to cover the costs associated with completing their College credential. Funds raised through the Emergency Student Fund campaign will go toward financial assistance programs for students returning to studies this summer, as well as new and returning students in the fall.

In addition to the funds raised through the Emergency Student Fund campaign, 3,000 Fanshawe students have received assistance through the College’s emergency fund to support students facing immediate financial needs due to COVID-19.

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