Kwantlen establishes $20,000 endowment with support from Surrey business association

Wed, Dec 1, 2010

For immediate release

December 2, 2010

(METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) Kwantlen Polytechnic University recently received a $10,000 contribution from the South Asian Business Association of B.C. (SABA) to help cultivate business talents in the community. This donation and an additional $10,000 grant from the university establish the SABA endowment, with a total value of $20,000, that will provide financial assistance to a deserving student enrolled in Kwantlen’s School of Business.

SABA is supporting Kwantlen to ensure that all students regardless of their financial, socio-economic, or any other circumstances have access to a good education, which will enable them to succeed in life.

“As a local business association, we are delighted to be able to provide support to an aspiring business student and nurture the future success of B.C.’s business community,” remarks MS Dhaliwal, president of SABA.

Through its annual networking golf tournament, Open Golf Classic, that took place in August, SABA successfully raised funds to support an award for the business program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

“We are pleased to have SABA support students pursuing their post-secondary education in business at Kwantlen and the endowment is an investment for that support,” comments Jeff Norris, chief advancement officer, Kwantlen Polytechnic University. “This is an example of the business community coming together to help students achieve and excel their potential.”

The Kwantlen Foundation was established 10 years ago and raises funds to support Kwantlen students, projects and programs. For more information or to make a donation, visit or call 604-599-2010.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s School of Business the second largest in Western Canada, internationally accredited and offers over 15 business programs to suit any student wishing to pursue a career in business.

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