Another successful Giving Tuesday campaign for College of the Rockies

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Rotary Club of Cranbrook president Leanne Jensen presented a $5,000 cheque to Graham Knipfel, College of the Rockies’ Director, Donor and Alumni Engagement, to help kick off the College’s third-annual Giving Tuesday campaign.

Over $66,000 raised to support student learning

College of the Rockies’ third-annual Giving Tuesday campaign was another success, raising $66,170 to support students.

“We invited the community to join us in our ambition to further integrate today’s changing world and workplaces with an exceptional student experience – the generosity was tremendous,” said Graham Knipfel, Director, Donor and Alumni Engagement. “Our two featured causes for this campaign were the Dean’s Health Education Technology Fund and the Cranbrook Rotary Centennial Bursary, aiming to make education more accessible, affordable, and applied.”

The Dean’s Health Education Technology Fund was established to provide future healthcare heroes with new learning technology and equipment to expand the scope of nursing, kinesiology, and dental assistant labs. With matching funds from the College, close to $13,000 was raised for this Fund.

The Cranbrook Rotary Centennial Bursary celebrates 100 years of Rotary in Cranbrook by supporting students in financial need. Over $37,000 was raised for the bursary, with an additional $10,000 in matching funds provided by the College.

Sixty-three donations were made to College of the Rockies on Giving Tuesday, including a contribution of $27,000 from an anonymous donor. Other top donors this year included the Rotary Club of Cranbrook, Paul Vogt, SNC Lavalin, Chandos Construction, FR Rentals, and Lotic Environmental.

In addition to the funds raised for the featured causes, more than $6,000 was also raised for other College scholarships, bursaries, and equipment funds..

Learn more about College of the Rockies’ Giving Tuesday campaign.


About College of the Rockies

For more than 45 years, College of the Rockies has provided post-secondary education that meets the needs and aspirations of the people, industry and businesses of our region. Each year, we welcome more than 10,000 full-time and part-time students into a full range of programs, including: skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism, hospitality, recreation, fire services, continuing education and contract training. Through smaller class sizes, highly personalized instruction and dedicated support services, our students are primed to succeed in the job market, or in the next stage of their academic journey.

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