Why Support Confederation College? (Advancement)

Here are some common reasons why donors give to Confederation College:

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“I want to make a difference”

When you give to Confederation College you are making a direct difference in the lives of our students and communities. When our students achieve their goals of self- development, education and employment — we all benefit!

Consider these facts (updated fall 2015):

  • #1 in Graduate Employment! 83% of students were employed within six months of graduation
  • Employer Satisfaction! 88% of employers are very satisfied/ satisfied with Confederation College graduates
  • Graduate Satisfaction! 83% of graduates are very satisfied/satisfied with Confederation College

Photo: Alumnus & polio survivor Ramesh Ferris (2001 graduate of the Social Service Worker program & Student Union President) is an internationally recognized advocate for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Pictured here with a number of world leaders at a UN Foundation meeting in New York City in 2012.

“I have benefited from Confederation College”

Throughout our communities there are countless people who have benefited from Confederation College. When you support students you are having an impact in the lives of the countless people who they will touch throughout their professional careers. Giving to the College is a great way to leverage your support.

Photo: Alumnus John Corness Vice President, Human Resources & General Manager International Operations for Polaris Industries returned to Confederation College to inspire students.

Supporting the College is an investment in the people in our communities.

“I am concerned about the future of our region”

Confederation College is committed to working with community members as true partners in community development through our three key strategic directions. These are:

  1. Access and Success of Learners
  2. Indigenous Learners
  3. Serving northwestern Ontario

Through Wiicictaakewin, our 2013-16 Strategic Plan, we are actively anticipating and addressing the future needs of northwestern Ontario and beyond.

“I want to honour or pay tribute to a loved one”

Whether our loved one is living (In Honour) or deceased (In Memory) we can express our gratitude for the important role they play in our life. In Memoriam gifts are most often given in lieu of flowers upon the passing of someone who has touched your life and are a fitting way to express sympathy.

You can even celebrate a special occasion by informing your family and friends that instead of a traditional gift you would like them to make a donation in your honour. They will receive a charitable tax receipt for the contribution, and you both will benefit from knowing that your special occasion made an impact on a student's life.

“I am interested in reducing my taxes while planning for the future”

Did you know that you can meet your financial planning needs, protect your estate and lower your taxes while making a difference in the life of a student? Each individual situation is unique and we recommend you speak to a professional for advice, but here are some ideas to get you started.

Next time you are discussing your future, remember to tell your lawyer, financial advisor and family that you would like to leave a legacy through a gift to Confederation College.

Use our donation calculator to learn how powerful your donation can be.

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