The gift of generosity

Make Way celebrates support of donors, partners at campus events across Nova Scotia

The gift of generosity

Make Way - The Campaign for NSCC

“I knew Make Way was an amazing opportunity to help NSCC students. We’ve been taking our message to business leaders, community members, industry partners – and, boy, did they come through.” – Rob Sobey

Fast Fact

Make Way highlights since launching in October 2014: 5,404 scholarships and bursaries awarded province-wide, valued at $5.1 million ; 3,111 students received urgent aid, valued at $768,000; $1.4 million in gifts in kind donated; $3.2 million in support for innovative programming.

Make Way - The Campaign for NSCC

Events are taking place at Nova Scotia Community College campuses around the province, as the NSCC Foundation announces it has surpassed its provincial fundraising goal.

Make Way – The Campaign for NSCC aimed to raise $25 million to support students, through scholarships, bursaries and urgent aid; as well as through extraordinary learning opportunities, leading-edge instructional equipment and centres of expertise.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, partners and supporters across Nova Scotia and beyond, Make Way has already secured more than $30 million in contributions to help students on their NSCC journey.

“I’m a big believer in NSCC, and the life-changing impact it has on students,” says Rob Sobey, Chair of Make Way – The Campaign for NSCC.

The campaign continues in communities across Nova Scotia through March 31.

NSCC’s first province-wide fundraising initiative, began in 2014 with a $4.6-million gift secured shortly after from the Joyce Family Foundation, funding bursaries and urgent aid. The Campaign launched publicly in October 2017, shortly after the College’s largest gift ever – $6.5 million collectively from members of the Sobey family – was announced.

“We have really felt the support of community. And we’re confident that these connections will make a lasting impact on students, their families, and Nova Scotia’s economy and quality of life,” says Michelle Bussey, Director of Development, NSCC Foundation.

For Melissa Latter, a Continuing Care student at NSCC’s Pictou Campus and single mother of three, that support translated into a bursary that helped her return to school. “It’s extremely comforting to know that some of my financial obligations will be softened,” she says. “I want my children to grow up knowing that you should always follow your dreams. Thank you for helping make my dreams come true.”

At each celebration, artwork by Bee Stanton is being unveiled. A talented NSCC alum, the designer and illustrator has created a series of artworks inspired by and intended to recognize supporters of Make Way. 

View the full schedule of celebration events.

07/03/19

“I knew Make Way was an amazing opportunity to help NSCC students. We’ve been taking our message to business leaders, community members, industry partners – and, boy, did they come through.” – Rob Sobey

Fast Fact

Make Way highlights since launching in October 2014: 5,404 scholarships and bursaries awarded province-wide, valued at $5.1 million ; 3,111 students received urgent aid, valued at $768,000; $1.4 million in gifts in kind donated; $3.2 million in support for innovative programming.

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