Kwantlen students host second annual endowment fundrai

Mon, Feb 27, 2012


The Kwantlen President's Ambassadorial Team
The Kwantlen President's Ambassadorial Team

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Kwantlen students host second annual endowment fundraiser

Metro Vancouver, BC – (February 28, 2012) – On March 23, a group of students from Kwantlen Polytechnic University is working to make higher education even more accessible.

The group, the President's Ambassadorial Team (PAT) is hosting their 2nd Annual Endowment Fundraiser to establish a $20,000 scholarship trust.

"As Kwantlen students, we believe in the importance of higher education; the establishment of this endowment fund demonstrates this," says Andrea Danyluk, fundraiser co-chair and senior PAT member. "We want to help deserving students who are passionate about achieving a higher education, and who are dedicated to making a mark in their community."

The event, which will be held at Fraser Downs Casino & Racetrack in Cloverdale, includes a buffet dinner and silent auction. The PAT is currently looking for silent auction items to help them attain their fundraising goal.

Once this goal is reached, the fund will pay an annual $1,000 scholarship to a Kwantlen student who displays academic excellence and demonstrates leadership within the university and the community.

Kwantlen's PAT is comprised of 20 students who not only excel academically, but believe strongly in community involvement. The team works out of the Office of the President to promote education events and to volunteer with local organizations for the betterment of the community.

For donations or more information about the event, contact Hayley Woodin at:

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for more than 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,500 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


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