Friday, November 15, 2019
Impact 2020: The Campaign for Providence, was set into motion in early 2015 with high wishes and fundraising initiatives that seemed, at the time, a stretch. The first of its kind for Providence, Impact 2020 began with an original goal aspiring to achieve $12.5M by 2020. As of today, 2019, these initial goals were anything but a stretch. Providence continues to drive towards its vision of becoming a foremost Canadian Christian University to develop students of character, knowledge and faith in an ever-changing world.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Providence had reached and surpassed our original fundraising goal of $12.5M, and with the Board's approval, President Johnson increased the Impact 2020 target to $14.5M! As of November 2019, Impact 2020 has reached and surpassed an incredible $13.37M towards our new campaign goal. Wow!
Since the beginning of the campaign, Providence has been able to spark a new light on campus with upgrades to facilities including new science facilities, the Buller School of Business, our courtyard, some newly paved roadways on campus, a new porch, new campus signage, a one-stop-shop Welcome Centre for students, new internet capacities, a new institutional website, and a soon-to-be new, state-of-the-art residence hall that will impact not only residence students but also commuting students. Stay tuned for a formal announcement and a save the date on the new residence hall Open House where friends, alumni, media, government officials, and the community will be able to see firsthand this transformational space.
Beyond these physical changes to our campus, Impact 2020 has seen an increase in offerings for our day-to-day servings to our students through increased scholarships and bursaries, employee development, academic program development, and increased endowment funded scholarships to make a lasting impact on the institution.
Providence, our institution, our students, and Impact 2020 would be no further ahead if it wasn't for our supporters' consistent wisdom, prayer, and sacrificial giving. Impact 2020 has witnessed incredible support. Through this campaign, thus far, Providence has seen a total of 1,425 supporters invest in Impact 2020 and the mission of Providence. Those 1,425 supporters have contributed a staggering number of gifts totally 9,455.
God is at work in this school and through Impact 2020. So on behalf of Providence, let me thank you and invite you.
THANK YOU for being involved with Providence on a regular basis. Thank you for your prayers and your financial support.
And let me INVITE YOU. I invite you, in this last year of our ground-shaking fundraising campaign, to consider going above and beyond once again to help us in reaching our goal of $14.5M. We cannot reach our goal overnight. However, we can if hundreds of people, like you, stretch together to a new level of increased support for the important work being done here at Providence. If you have questions regarding the campaign, how to make an impact or how to give a gift, please do not hesitate to connect with myself or any of the External Relations team.
To learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of students and how to help us finish Impact 2020, please go to impact2020.ca.