Belleville, Ontario, December 19, 2014 – A $25,000 donation from McDougall Insurance & Financial in support of the Campaign for Loyalist College has helped the College surpass the Campaign goal of $6 million. The Campaign’s objective is to complete and equip the Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre, and to establish awards and student financial assistance. On December 11 at a Campaign celebration event held at the College, Loyalist announced that $6.378 million has been raised from a wide range of community supporters including students, alumni, faculty and staff, foundations, municipalities, and business and industry partners.
“We’re pleased to provide this support for Loyalist College to benefit students today and in the future.” – Ross McDougall, President, McDougall Insurance & Financial
“We are extremely pleased and grateful to Ross McDougall for his support of the Campaign through this significant gift. By investing in superior quality training, McDougall Insurance & Financial is helping to develop the talent that our communities need to innovate and prosper in the future.” – President and CEO Maureen Piercy
About McDougall Insurance
McDougall Insurance has been successfully operating for over 65 years. We have grown to include over 140 employees and 21 offices, from Oshawa to Ottawa Valley. As the largest brokerage in Eastern Ontario, we represent over 25 insurance companies, offering optimal selection and competitive rates. Our online service provides reliable 24/7 connection with the same dedication and genuine care we consistently provide in-house. When you choose McDougall Insurance, you get ongoing quality service for life. We’re real people working for you, since 1946.
About the Campaign for Loyalist College
Since launching on June 5, 2012, the Campaign for Loyalist College has surpassed the $6 million milestone. The Campaign will continue in the future, meeting ongoing equipment and capital funding requirements, as well as providing ongoing student financial assistance. The Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre, which opened in 2011, comprises 121,800 square feet – including 50,950 square feet of repurposed ‘green’ space, and an additional 70,850 square feet of new, flexible space for teaching, laboratories, shops, research labs and classrooms. LEED® Silver certification was awarded in 2014. After years of advocacy by area manufacturers and economic development partners, and a successful proposal by the College, the multi-use facility was built with a $16.6 million investment from the federal and provincial governments. Support from all sectors made it a reality, with funding from the federal Knowledge Infrastructure Program and matching funds from the provincial government.
About Loyalist College
Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Internationally renowned for its enriched student learning and living experiences, Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior success services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers 65 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and more than 500 online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and the LEED® Silver certified Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses, visit loyalistcollege.com.