King's Foundation completes $14.2 million Student Life Campaign
London, ON – King’s University College Foundation announces the successful completion of the seven year Student Life Campaign. Thanks to the generous support of 682 donors, $14.2 million was raised, exceeding the original goal of $10.5 million.
During the Student Life Campaign:
- $3 million was raised to fund student awards and bursaries, double the original Campaign goal of $1.5 million
- $9.1 million was achieved in support of the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre
- $2.1 million in additional funds were raised to support programs that enhance and enrich the King's community
“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our supporters who through their gifts have stated clearly that a King’s education matters for students. Each and every donation we received has made a difference in the lives of our students,” says Dr. David Sylvester, King’s Principal. “The Student Life Campaign raised more than the combined total of all previous fundraising initiatives in the College's history.” Dr. Sylvester commends the work of the Foundation Board and of the three Foundation Board Chairs that led the campaign: John Callaghan, Brent Shea and Fred Galloway.
“Support came from a wide range of donors, including the King’s University College Students’ Council, faculty and staff, the greater community and from our alumni,” says Erin Lawson, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Affairs at King’s. “We had donors for 88 theatre seats in the Joanne and Peter Kenny Theatre. Classrooms, meeting rooms and open spaces in the Student Life Centre were named for donors. We are grateful to our alumnus Darryl J. King, ’97 who, with a history degree from King’s, went on to start his own logistics company. With his leadership and support of the Student Life Centre, our students now have a welcoming space to study, relax and learn.”
King's is a publicly-funded Catholic post-secondary institution founded in 1954 serving a community of 4,000. King’s provides general and honors degree programs in the liberal arts, social sciences, business, and a master's degree in social work. It is positioned in the top rank of institutions of higher learning in Canada for the high quality of its teaching faculty and student experience. Institutionally-autonomous, King’s is academically-affiliated with Western University. King’s is open to students of all faith backgrounds, with its community centered on the values of social justice, equality and the education of the whole person.