There is no better time to be part of our community than right now. We are rethinking the role of universities with the Campaign for Concordia: Next-Gen. Now. As the most ambitious in the university’s history, our campaign will raise $250 million to help us lead as Canada’s next-generation university.
Chaired by business leaders and philanthropists Gina Cody, MEng 81, PhD 89, Andrew Molson and Lino A. Saputo Jr., BA 89, the Campaign for Concordia will shape next-gen teaching and learning.
We thank our community of steadfast supporters in helping us leverage next-generation ideas, talent and impact to benefit our more than 50,000 students and 220,000 alumni around the world.
2019 marked the third consecutive year that funds raised exceeded $35 million.
As philanthropy continues to gain momentum, we are grateful to our generous donors who help us go beyond. Around the world, people are taking notice: Concordia is the ideal place to shape the future.
A milestone celebration
Concordia Chancellor Jonathan Wener, BComm 71, hosted the fifth anniversary of the Chancellor’s Builders Circle and Friends Dinner on October 15.
With more than 130 donors and friends in attendance, the evening included speeches from Concordia President Graham Carr; Jonathan Wener and Susan Wener; Norman Hébert Jr., BComm 77, outgoing chair of Concordia’s Board of Governors; Lino Saputo Jr., BA 89, co-chair of the Campaign for Concordia; Ursula Eicker, Canada Research Chair in Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities; and Rachel Downey, GrDip 18, PhD candidate in Concordia’s Department of Psychology.
The event, at Old Montreal’s St. James Theatre, was emceed by Anne Whitelaw, BFA 87, GrDip 92, PhD 96, Interim provost and vice-president, academic. It also featured a special performance by students in Concordia’s Department of Contemporary Dance.