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September 8, 2017

Fanshawe surpasses lofty fundraising goal of $100 million.

Aiming to continually unlock potential in the amazing students and vibrant communities it serves, Fanshawe recently surpassed its $100 million fundraising goal! Thanks to tremendous community leadership and collaboration, the College's Remarkable Campaign has generated $110,184,884.

As a result, Fanshawe students will directly benefit from the generosity of many collective supporters, and the College will continue to build modern facilities, open doors through awards and bursaries and pursue exciting opportunities to enhance the student learning experience.

According to Fanshawe President Peter Devlin, the campaign's theme, “Remarkable,” refers to the growth of the college, the quality and breadth of its programs and the impact of its graduates.  And, it certainly has lived up to its name, “Our goal is to ensure our students have state-of-the-art learning facilities and our graduates are able to thrive in an ever-changing global economy. Thanks to the philanthropic spirit of our college communities, Remarkable is a tremendous success.”

Campaign leaders (front L-R) President Peter Devlin, Campaign Chair the late Larry Kinlin; (back L-R) Vice-Chair Peter Kryworuk, Foundation Executive Director Catherine Finlayson, Vice-Chair Vito Frijia

Campaign leaders (front L-R) President Peter Devlin, Campaign Chair the late Larry Kinlin; (back L-R) Vice-Chair Peter Kryworuk, Foundation Executive Director Catherine Finlayson, Vice-Chair Vito Frijia

As one of the largest campaigns ever undertaken among Ontario colleges, Campaign Chair Larry Kinlin says it reinforces Fanshawe's promise to educate, engage, empower and excite in all it does. “This campaign was designed to fuel growth and development in the years to come. Ultimately it's about students - supporting, encouraging and developing them to become citizens of the world.”

Believing this extraordinary financial success is the outcome of diverse community stakeholders sharing a vision, Devlin points to the powerful leadership of the campaign cabinet. “Hats off to key campaign leaders Chair Larry Kinlin, and Vice-Chairs Peter Kryworuk and Vito Frijia, who demonstrate unwavering faith in the College's fundraising vision, give repeatedly and hold Fanshawe in their hearts.”

For more than three years, the Campaign Chair and Cabinet worked in tandem with Fanshawe College Foundation staff, under the tireless leadership of Executive Director Catherine Finlayson. The College also relied on several community leaders who volunteered on the boards of the Foundation, Board of Governors and Alumni Association. These fine staff and community collaborators all share a commitment to making Fanshawe the best it can be, by harnessing community support for student success - through the gifts of time, talent and treasure. And, the results are remarkable!

“Fanshawe is a dynamic institution,” observes Kinlin. “Whether we have benefitted as alumni or witnessed others thriving because of their Fanshawe education, this campaign is a testament to the impact our College is having on the lives of students and graduates.”

This is indeed a stellar year for Fanshawe, with much to celebrate. Against the backdrop of its 50th anniversary, Fanshawe proudly and confidently looks to future, while appreciating how much it has accomplished since first opening its doors to students in 1967. As well, the Fanshawe College Foundation marks its 10th anniversary with the amazing culmination of its Remarkable Campaign.

“Such incredible community support ensures both a bright future for our centre of educational excellence and a continuous stream of skilled graduates to meet the growing needs of a truly global economy,” notes Devlin. “Working together across the community, campuses and region - we have succeeded. Many thanks to all!”

Key contributors to the Remarkable results

  • The City of London
  • Downtown London
  • Fanshawe Student Union
  • Donald J. Smith Family
  • Norton Wolf Family
  • Good Foundation Inc.
  • Andy and Helen Spriet
  • Estate of Dorothy Fay Palmer
  • Town of Goderich

For further information about Fanshawe College, please contact Corporate Communications.