RBC, a long-standing supporter of Mount Saint Vincent University, has again endorsed the University with a contribution to the Mount’s capital campaign that will help “link” the Mount to its future.
RBC’s $200,000 donation to the “Building Tomorrow Together” capital campaign will be used to build a link between the existing E. Margaret Fulton Communications Centre and the new Teaching, Learning and Research Centre as well as endow the Mount’s first Leadership Scholarship.
“When we were asked to support this campaign, it was an easy decision,” says Greg Grice, Regional President Atlantic, RBC and member of the University’s Board of Governors. “Quality education, quality facilities and a chance to reward students for academic excellence and leadership in their community – it was a great fit for us with an institution of the highest regard,” he says.
A gift of $175,000 will be designated to building the new link and the remaining $25,000 will help the university grow its long-standing reputation for accessibility with a new Leadership Scholarship.
“We appreciate the ongoing relationship and commitment RBC has shown to our university and are proud to be linked with such a leader in supporting education,” says Kathryn Laurin, president and vice-chancellor of the University. “This generous contribution will help us reach our goal of continuing to provide the highest quality teaching, learning and research experience for students, faculty and the community,” she says.
Board of Governors Chair Janet MacMillan, Major Gifts Chair and Past Board of Governors Chair Jane Smith and Students’ Union President Jeremy Neilson were all on hand today at 10 a.m. as the new RBC West Link sign was unveiled.
RBC’s contribution to the University’s last capital campaign funded the first link on campus which connects Seton Academic Centre to the E. Margaret Fulton Communications Centre. The RBC Link is one of the most popular spaces where students gather to collaborate on projects, socialize and to enjoy the view of the Bedford Basin.
“I am thrilled to say that with the support of corporations like RBC, and many individuals, the Mount has met 62 per cent of its $16 million overall campaign goal,” says Laurin.
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