ON – (Dec. 7, 2022) –
College’s Student Administrative Council (SAC) located at the Sutherland Campus
in Peterborough, ON has donated $3,415,500 to Fleming College.
funding was announced during a ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The donation
comes from funds which were designated for transportation and programming
enhancements that SAC saved from student fees.
million of the donation has been earmarked for an Endowment Fund to create a
permanent legacy at Fleming College by supporting transportation initiatives
and food security programs that directly impact student life.
College’s Student Administrative Council continues to demonstrate student
leadership,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “This significant
gift will make a difference in the lives of students for generations to come.
We appreciate SAC’s ongoing commitment to supporting Fleming students.”
SAC is always there for students, and we have a deep history of supporting
students while on campus,” says Joel Willett, SAC General Manager. “This
donation to the college is important to SAC and our Board as it signifies our
existing and future commitment to students.”
SAC is a non-profit corporation that advocates and serves the social and
political needs of students at Fleming College. The SAC Board of Directors
represent the collective voice on campus and implements programming that
addresses the needs of students.
than $2 million of the contribution supports bursaries that help alleviate
direct student transit costs as well as create micro-bursaries for students
facing emergency or hardship situations and unmet critical needs.
$1 million will support capital enhancements at the Sutherland Campus related
to transportation. These funds will go directly to improving the quality of
transit spaces and amenities used by students.
remaining funds will support food security projects that directly help students
who are struggling with food insecurity. SAC has historically supported many
food initiatives including a student emergency food bank and a food box
program. Food insecurity is a growing concern among college students where
students are often forced to choose between paying rent and buying groceries. This
donation will elevate these ongoing efforts.
donation isn’t a first for SAC. The association previously supported transit
student bursaries and capital renovations at the Sutherland Campus in 2019.
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on
Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central
Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg
and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford
Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and
Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts
and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled
Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than
6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.
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