Make Way – transforming lives through education

$25 million campaign aims to remove financial barriers

Make Way – transforming lives through education

Make Way Chair Rob Sobey and NSCC President Don Bureaux

“We want to facilitate opportunity and change through education.” - Make Way Chair Rob Sobey

Fast Fact

Of the $25 million raised, $18 million will support student aid, $3 million will be invested in innovative programming, $2 million will fund leading-edge instructional equipment, and $2 million will enhance and create centres of expertise.

Funding an education is not easy. For many Nova Scotians, it is the main barrier to pursuing a post-secondary education.

NSCC Foundation has launched a $25-million fundraising initiative to help transform lives by improving access to education and removing financial obstacles. Make Way – The Campaign for NSCC will support students across the province through investments in student aid, innovative programming, instructional equipment and centres of expertise.

“The NSCC network represents the economic future of the province,” says Make Way Chair Rob Sobey. “We want to facilitate opportunity and change through education.”

Building momentum

After quietly gathering support over the past two years, including major investments from The Joyce Family Foundation ($4.6 million) and members of the Sobey family ($6.5 million), the campaign has raised over $21 million of its $25-million goal.

“The campaign has been garnering tremendous response from people who care deeply about helping students and creating a better province for everyone,” says NSCC President Don Bureaux.

“We know that 36 per cent of NSCC students are the first generation in their family to attend post-secondary. Make Way will ensure that even more students have the financial resources to access a potentially life-changing education.”

A community effort

Now in its public phase, Make Way aims to secure support from communities and leaders across the province. Individual campus appeals will engage local campus communities and funds raised in those communities will remain at the local campuses.

“By engaging our campuses and communities, we are showcasing our reach and impact from one end of the province to the other,” says NSCC VP Campuses and Communities Catherine MacLean.

“Building on our connections with community leaders, businesses, employers and decision-makers is crucial to the success of our province, our economy and our students.”

25/10/17

“We want to facilitate opportunity and change through education.” - Make Way Chair Rob Sobey

Fast Fact

Of the $25 million raised, $18 million will support student aid, $3 million will be invested in innovative programming, $2 million will fund leading-edge instructional equipment, and $2 million will enhance and create centres of expertise.

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