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Major gifts to the Campaign for Concordia: Next-Gen. Now

The McConnell Foundation gave $600,000 towards Concordia’s Institute for Investigative Journalism.

A gift from Telus Corporation of $300,000 will support the engAGE Enhancing AGEncy Project at Concordia.

The Doggone Foundation gave $300,000 towards the Elspeth McConnell Fine Arts Awards, which support students in the Faculty of Fine Arts undertaking internships in non-profit arts organizations and projects. 

JSVB Investments Inc. gave $250,639 towards the Van Berkom Small-Cap Investment Management Program at the John Molson School of Business (JMSB).

The Aune Foundation pledged $176,400 to create the Ruth P. Glenen Awards at Concordia’s JMSB.

Jean E. Douville gave $150,000 to create student bursaries at JMSB.

A pledge from Manulife Investment Management Limited of $100,000 will support the Concordia Canadian Equity Student Fund at JMSB.

Eileen Curran, BA 70, gave $100,000 to establish the Sarah Anne and Henry John Hemens Graduate Scholarship to Advance Aboriginal Women, in honour of her parents. Curran’s father, the late Henry John Hemens, BA 32, LLD 82, was the first chancellor of Concordia.

An anonymous donor gave $100,000 to the Campaign for Concordia toward an endowment for a mature student bursary.

Mark Sherman gave $100,000 to support the Media Experts Bursary at JMSB.

A pledge of $100,000 from Shane R. Hollett, BSc 70, will advance the Marjorie Dalwood Hollett PhD Scholarship in English Literature.

A $100,000 gift from the Entwistle Family Foundation will support the Entwistle Family Bursary at Concordia.

Piero Pomponio, BComm 90, pledged $100,000 towards the Pomponio Family Undergraduate Awards at JMSB.

Aaron Roland, Tobey Roland, MBA 83, and Lexann Richter — the children of Miriam Roland, LLD 18 — made a gift of $100,000. The gift supports the Miriam Aaron Roland Family Scholarship Fund for fifth-year students in the Humanities PhD program who demonstrate leadership and community service and are involved in extra-curricular activities.

The Concordia University Hong Kong Foundation gave $90,000 in support of the Campaign for Concordia.

PricewaterhouseCoopers gave $87,500 to support the PwC Awards in Accountancy and Computer Science.

The Canadian Irish Studies Foundation will advance the Johnson Chair in Quebec and Canadian Irish Studies with a gift of $86,667.

Roy Firth, BComm 75, gave $70,000 to support JMSB students through the Roy Firth Bursary.

De Grandpré Chait S.E.N.C.R.L. pledged $75,000 towards the De Grandpré Chait Speaker Series in Real Estate at JMSB.

The Naim S. Mahlab Foundation gave $70,000 towards the Naim Mahlab Fellowships Endowment.

A gift from La Fondation Luigi Liberatore of $55,000 to the annual Concordia Golf Classic will support student scholarships.

Brad McAninch, BEng 97, and Mark Fazio, BEng 94, of Modern Niagara Group Inc., gave $52,000 towards the Modern Niagara Scholarship in Engineering at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Marie France Racicot-Baird, BA 78, and Bob Baird, BEng 82, gave $50,000 to the Marie and Bob Baird Scholarships Endowment, which will support students at the Gina Cody School, as well as in the Department of Études françaises at Concordia.

A $50,000 gift from Decarie Motors towards JMSB will create the Decarie Motors Women Who Drive Bursary.

Fondation J.A. DeSève gave $50,000 towards the Fondation J.A. DeSève Graduate Fellowship at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts.

With her siblings, Andrea J. Schwartzman gave $50,000 to establish the Alex E. Schwartzman Scholarship in Psychology Endowment in memory of their father, Alex. E. Schwartzman, a distinguished professor emeritus in Concordia’s Department
of Psychology.



A new gift from Croesus Finansoft Inc. will give JMSB students hands-on experience through a portfolio management software valued at $293,760.

Electronic Arts Inc. gave equipment to Concordia’s Department of Music. The Avid S6 Board, a mixing board for sound engineers, is valued at $144,000.

Natalie Voland gave $110,000 for studio space at Montreal’s Complex Canal Lachine. The space will benefit students in the individualized and humanities PhD programs at Concordia.



Guylaine Beaudry, Concordia’s vice-provost of Digital Strategy and university librarian, made a planned gift of $150,000, along with her spouse, Gérard Boismenu. The Guylaine Beaudry and Gérard Boismenu Fund will help advance Concordia’s next-generation libraries.

The Estate of Ragai Ibrahim will support the Ragai Ibrahim Graduate Award in Biology with a gift of $139,079.

A final distribution from the Estate of Kurt Ekler of $110,000 on an estate gift of $410,000 will advance the Kurt Ekler Endowment for Graduate Support in Judaic Studies.

A gift of $91,336 from the Estate of William Phalen will support Concordia’s Greatest Needs. It was the final distribution of a $680,000 bequest.

A gift of $82,417 from the Estate of Tanneke De Zwart will support Concordia Libraries and the Faculty of Fine Arts. The gift completes a total bequest amount of $297,000.

An anonymous donor made a bequest of $75,000 in support of Concordia’s Greatest Needs.

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