Carleton Collaborate Campaign Reaches $200-Million Milestone
With the aid of more than 21,000 foundations, corporations and individuals, Carleton University’s drive to gather resources for projects aimed at improving lives around the world, and in its own backyard, has reached $200 million of its $300 million goal.
“We’re here for the good of the community, and with our supporters, we have a vision for what the community needs,” said Roseann O’Reilly Runte, president. “We are delighted, through this campaign, to partner on new ideas that will make a difference in the world.”
Leading up to Carleton’s 75th anniversary in 2017, the university launched Collaborate: The Carleton University Campaign, the most ambitious fundraising effort in the school’s history. The campaign seeks to raise $300 million for students, faculty and researchers so they can further contribute to the good of society, its economy and institutions, and the health and well-being of people globally.
Carleton Collaborate Campaign to improve lives and provide solutions for global challenges
Carleton donors and supporters believe in the power of higher education to improve lives and provide solutions for global challenges. During this campaign, they have dedicated their time and resources to important initiatives such as:
- Providing much-needed library resources as well as the new “Fund for Good” which targets academic experiential learning, both supported through a $1.3-million pledge from the Carleton University Alumni Association;
- Creating the Jarislowsky Chair in Water and Global Health to promote new solutions for energy, clean water and technology;
- Training a new generation of political practitioners and public servants through the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program;
- Developing an ecosystem for entrepreneurs through the Nicol Entrepreneurial Institute;
- Raising funds for scholars who face persecution through the Scholars at Risk program;
- Establishing a progressive new learning model for health-care workers in the Heath Sciences program;
- Creating new journalism research scholarships;
- Improving accessibility and learning support for students from non-traditional educational backgrounds through the Centre for Initiatives in Education (CIE);
- Supporting the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Student Refugee Program that aids refugees from Syria and other regions in crisis;
- Creating engineering scholarships for students from abroad, and
- Building an emergency fund for international students.
As a pillar of the community, and as a platform for donors and philanthropists to bring positive change across the globe, Carleton is Here for Good.
“A gift to Carleton is ultimately a gift through Carleton towards a greater good,” said Dr. Runte. “Carleton was founded in 1942 with a mandate to serve the community, and this campaign furthers our ability to meet that commitment.”
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