Anonymous SLC Donor Makes an Uncommon Challenge

An anonymous donor at St. Lawrence College has issued a challenge to the community, as the college enters the home stretch of the largest fundraising campaign in its history.

The donor is encouraging the community to help raise $250,000 in support of the College's 'Uncommon Campaign', and if that amount is met by the end of April, the donor will double their impact with a $250,000 gift of their own.

"We're thrilled our donor sees the value the College has for its students and our community, and even more excited that the family is using their support to encourage others to join them," says Glenn Vollebregt, president and CEO.

The campaign is now $1 million dollars shy of its $11.5 million dollar goal.

"It was clear in our conversations with our donor they felt the College was a quiet but important part of the community," says Rob Zuback, director of alumni relations and development.

"With this Challenge, they're hoping to inspire more people and organizations to learn about St. Lawrence College and see the value in investing in our community's college."

The anonymous donation has supported everything from the new Innovation Centre, to community-integrated learning opportunities, to the new student life Centre which will open this fall.

The 'Uncommon Campaign will wrap up in April 2019, and although the funds are going towards Kingston's campus, they are encouraging anyone affected by any of the three campuses to donate. They say fundraising for the Brockville and Cornwall will begin next.