Mini fundraiser reaps $48K for 1000 Women Child Care Centre
May 12, 2015
A mini spring fundraiser brought in close to $50,000 for the 1000 Women Child Care Centre to be located at NorQuest College’s new Singhmar Centre for Learning.
Held April 30, the high tea began with a little pomp and class as a butler announced each guest’s name when they entered the exquisite Wedgewood Room at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.
“The intimate event was a nice way to thank some of NorQuest College’s special lead donors and introduce new friends to the 1000 Women movement,” says Della Paradis, Director of Advancement.
Following tea service, Patty Taverner, chair of the 1000 Women Advisory Committee, opened the formal program by welcoming guests and emphasizing the movement’s success over the years.
“To date, we’ve raised $540,000 toward our $1 million goal thanks to extraordinary people like you. Let’s take charge again, and do more than we did yesterday. Let’s help students realize their dreams.”
NorQuest business admin student (now graduate) Monica Janvier shared her story and spoke to the significance of a new child care centre.
“I know for me and other students like me, it would mean a lot to have a child care centre at the college,” said Janvier, who is also a former Aboriginal student ambassador. “My child means everything to me; I wake up in the morning feeling determined and want to succeed.”
Closing with inspirational remarks from NorQuest College president and CEO Dr. Jodi Abbott, the event was a wonderful success.
The 1000 Women: A Million Possibilities’ main fundraising event will be held June 4. The movement’s overall goal is to support student success at NorQuest College.