Sudbury’s Laurentian University has surpassed its capital fundraising goal, earning more than $65 million for school projects, among them bursaries, research and innovation, and the Goodman School of Mines.
The school announced March 28 it has raised $65,275,439 in donations as part of its The Next 50 Campaign. Of that, more than $65.2 million came from private donations.
“The support shown for The Next 50 Campaign, both by members of the Sudbury community and donors across the country, has been quite extraordinary,” said Laurentian University president and vice-chancellor Dominic Giroux in a statement.
“There is a growing awareness of the strengths of Laurentian’s signature programs, the expertise of its faculty, and the quality of its graduates. The university is clearly succeeding in its objective to build a national and international reputation for excellence.”
A number of significant donations came from industry and individuals. The Goodman School of Mines and the Bharti School of Engineering earned their names thanks to significant donations from Ned Goodman and Stan Bharti and their families.
Donations will be earmarked for specific projects at the request of the contributors.
Funding will go towards the following areas: AACSB accreditation, graduate fellowships, the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre, the Research and Innovation Fund, the Goodman School of Mines, and student athletic scholarships.