Concordia fundraiser tops $5 million for students
Concordia’s 15th annual Golf Classic tournament set a new record! Thanks to sponsors and participants, the university raised $390,000 for scholarships and bursaries for deserving students.
This brings the total to $5.34 million since the tournament’s inception, benefiting more than 1,000 Concordia students. More than 150 business leaders and friends of Concordia converged at Golf Griffon des Sources in Mirabel, Que., for the September 4 tournament.
“Bursaries and scholarships like these help Concordia remain the inclusive university it’s always been,” said Concordia President Alan Shepard. “We thank all our sponsors and our external leadership committee — honorary chairs and co-presidents — for their generosity.”
Past Golf Classic bursary recipient Emma Alguire, BComm 18, spoke on behalf of her peers: “Your support goes beyond providing a means of financial support for young people like me. It represents ongoing encouragement and a belief in what we can accomplish with a little help.”
Funds raised at the tournament will contribute to the Campaign for Concordia. Next-Gen. Now. The university’s most ambitious fundraising campaign ever aims to raise $250 million to deliver next-generation teaching and learning to Concordia students.