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Donations with a purpose

Contributions to Concordia play a vital role in helping advance its mission
May 5, 2016
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By Luke Quinn

This is the first in a series that will depict the costs of running a university like Concordia and how the university is funded.

Donors to Concordia are generous. Their contributions allow the university to expand its mission and advance big thinking among students and researchers who tackle today’s important questions.

Annually, Concordia benefits from more than 10,000 gifts — ranging in size and purpose — that propel achievements in labs, studios, libraries or on playing fields. This figure is a reflection of confidence in the university’s mission, pride in Concordia and its contribution to society, as well as alumni gratitude.

Thanks to ongoing philanthropic commitments from alumni, corporate leaders, faculty, staff, parents, retirees, friends and even students themselves, Concordia continues to define the next-generation university.

In 2014-15, Concordia raised more than $14.5 million toward students, libraries, research, academic programs and other projects, and university activities.

Donations to specific areas can be more specifically directed.

Here is a breakdown of how funds to Concordia Libraries were divided from June 1, 2015, to February 28, 2016.

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