Conestoga news

March 4, 2011 11:36 AM

Record-breaking Alumni Support!

The Alumni Office completed its 2nd year of its Call Centre Program, raising over $17,000 to support student awards and bursaries at Conestoga. With assistance from the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS), that amount increased to over $32,000. Through OTSS, the Ontario government enables contributions to an endowed student awards fund which is matched at a minimum dollar-for-dollar and up to a maximum three dollars for every dollar donated.

For ten weeks from October to December, 2010, a group of enthusiastic students telephoned graduates to update them on Conestoga life, and to seek their support for the Conestoga Student Excellence Fund. Over 300 alumni chose to make a gift in support of the College this year, with donations coming from single individuals as well as company contributions. We are so appreciative of our alumni’s generosity.

With the increasing population of alumni, we hope that the new program will inspire you to actively participate as members of the Conestoga community. If 25% of our 80,000+ alumni gave $100 a year we could raise $2 million to support students each year.

The Call Centre Program at Conestoga has raised over $23,000 since it was piloted in 2009 and without your support, it would not be possible. On behalf of our students, we extend a special thank you to our alumni for their outstanding support, both now and in the future.