The Lambton College Foundation Launches Inspiring The Future $5 Million Fundraising Campaign with $500,000 Announcement from Shell Canada
Sarnia, ON, April 29, 2010 – The Board of Directors of The Lambton College Foundation were thrilled to announce the launch of the Inspiring The Future $5 Million Fundraising Campaign yesterday.
Joining Andy Brandt, Chair of The Lambton College Foundation was Tony Hanlon, President and CEO, Lambton College and local leaders including Warden Jim Burns, Lambton County, Mayor Mike Bradley, City of Sarnia and other dignitaries.
To help kick off the campaign, Shell’s Sarnia Manufacturing Centre announced the largest donation in its 57-year history. Shell is contributing $500,000 to Lambton College’s “Inspiring the Future” campaign.
General Manager, Kerry Margetts is proud of the strong relationship Shell has with Lambton College, “We have recruited many graduates and cooperative education students from this institution over the years, and they have proven Lambton’s faculty and staff has a winning formula for academic success. This contribution from Shell will enhance that.” Margetts says, “Even during difficult economic times, it is important to continue to invest in our community because it is the community that supports us in operating a facility in this area.”
“We are fortunate to have such strong support from Shell,” said Dr. Tony Hanlon, President and CEO, Lambton College. “This half-million dollar gift works directly towards expanding access in our technology programs.”
Lambton College partners, community leaders and the general public celebrated and learned about the College’s vision to inspire the future. Displays that represented the various components of the campaign detailed the plan for community engagement and also educated as to the work that is done at the College, in the Foundation and goals for the future.
Eleanor Roosevelt stated that “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”. Joined by Alumni-to-be dedicated to that vision, children from the Lambton College Early Childhood Education Centre, high school students in the School to College to Work Initiative program and current college students helped celebrate the possibilities by unveiling that $2,023,000 has been raised to date of the $5 million goal.
Mission Statement and Objectives
Since 1966, Lambton College has been committed to helping students succeed in their education, career and life goals. The mission of the College is to promote student and community success, achieved through quality teaching and an innovative learning environment that engages and develops the whole student, addresses needs of a constantly changing labour market, and supports community and economic development through innovative partnerships and applied research.
In 1994 under the leadership of Andrew S. Brandt, The Lambton College Foundation was established as a charitable organization mandated to support Lambton College in achieving its vision of quality, career focussed education and world class specializations, providing the bridge to a global society. A dedicated Board of Directors and staff implement awareness and fund development initiatives to support Lambton College students.
The Lambton College Foundation shall endeavour to promote interest in, and create awareness of, Lambton College and shall develop resources to support the College in achieving its mission and goals.
Objectives of the Foundation are:
- To administer fundraising campaigns, gift solicitations, bequests and any other property that may benefit the College.
- To administer the assets acquired by the Foundation including their disbursal to Lambton College.
- To enrich the programs, facilities and services which Lambton College provides to its communities.
- To develop communication links with the College’s constituents to promote understanding of its goals and achievements.