Collège Boréal's Foundation is $212,000 closer to reaching its $5-million “Leading us to prosperity” fundraising campaign goal, thanks to donations from several companies.
Donations have come from Acclaim Ability Management Inc., B&D Manufacturing, Bestech, Collins Barrow, Le5 Communications Inc., PBL Insurance limited, Reliable Maintenance Products and Technica Mining Group, among others.
This brings to nearly $4 million the money raised for Collège Boréal student bursaries, as well as for the new college facilities.
"We are particularly grateful to all the companies that recognize Collège Boréal's public interest mission,” said Mike Mayhew, chair of the fundraising campaign in a press release.
“The value of an educational establishment is also measured by the support of its community, and as such, Collège Boréal’s efforts to provide employers in our regions with a skilled and qualified workforce find in these financial contributions a recognition that is as tangible as it is generous."
During the 2011-2012 school year, Boréal students received a collective $1.4 million in bursaries from the foundation. So far, the foundation's endowment fund is the highest of all colleges per student, exceeding $10.7 million.