Third annual Bow Valley College Giving Day exceeds fundraising goal

The one-day fundraising event was supported by matching donor Pathways Alliance.

Bow Valley College’s third annual Giving Day, held on November 28, 2023, was a one-day fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $60,000 to help meet the needs of our students in life-changing ways. Thanks to the generosity of our alumni, donors, staff, students and community, and our matching donor Pathways Alliance, we successfully surpassed our target, raising $65,225!


The funds raised support our learners through several initiatives including the Emergency Food Security Bursary Fund to provide emergency support for students facing food insecurity; emergency financial support through the Financial Needs Bursaries fund to remove barriers for students who find themselves in a period of financial hardship; and Soup Socials, a weekly initiative that breaks down obstacles to food access by providing students with a gathering to enjoy a bowl of hot soup and the opportunity to build community.


“For the third consecutive year, Giving Day was an amazing success. Giving Day is an opportunity for our community to come together and have a tangible impact on the lives of our students who are in a transformative time of their lives,” says Alison Farrell, Senior Development Officer with Bow Valley College. “This year we wanted to continue to tackle the challenges our students are facing including food insecurity and the rising cost of living. With the help of our community including our matching donor, Pathways Alliance, we raised over $65,000 that will immediately address different areas of need on our campuses. To our donors and champions – thank you for inspiring a brighter future and championing the way!”


With the incredible support of our Bow Valley Community, these contributions will ensure we can continue to open doors and minds and remove barriers in our mission to make all learning count and provide opportunities for our students.


Visit Give to Bow Valley College to learn about our fundraising initiatives, including Giving Day, and how you can support our students.

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