Impact News

New $1.2-million endowment established at Centennial College

Former Bird Construction CEO and President Paul Charette and his wife Gerri have made a record donation to Centennial College to help establish a $1.2-million endowment to fund new scholarships in the college’s School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science.

The Charettes’ $600,000 donation to create the Paul and Gerri Charette Full-Tuition Scholarship is the single largest gift by individuals in Centennial’s history. The college will match the donation to complete the $1.2-million endowment. The full-tuition scholarship will be awarded to Centennial students in the Architectural Technology and Environmental Technology programs.

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Centennial College receives gift of $1.4 million International Insurance has donated $1.4 million to Centennial College, a major gift that will enhance Centennial’s international endowment fund and support overseas student initiatives.

As a longtime supporter of Centennial College, International Insurance has an established history not only as a partner providing student insurance, but also as an endowment donor since 2013. This new gift will continue to increase the endowment and offer new support to Centennial’s Global Experiential Opportunities (GEO) and Global Citizenship & Equity Learning Experiences (GCELEs) initiatives.

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Centennial College receives gift of $100,000

The Baking Association of Canada - Ontario Chapter has established a $100,000 endowment in the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts at Centennial College. The endowment will fund scholarships for students that will help them overcome financial barriers and promote academic and career success in the field of commercial baking.

Centennial College has enjoyed a close relationship with the Baking Association of Canada since 2013. The member-run organization has been an annual donor to Centennial's baking programs that are geared to careers in the commercial baking industry. Members of the BAC - Ontario also serve on the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts scholarship campaign cabinet as part of Centennial's $50-million fundraising initiative, IMPACT.
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