Huron exceeds fundraising goal

Huron University College’s Touch the Future: The Campaign for Huron has raised a record $14-million in gifts, exceeding the campaign’s $12.5 million goal.

“We extend our profound gratitude to Huron’s dedicated volunteers, alumni and friends for their generosity and example in achieving this breakthrough result,” says Stephen McClatchie, Principal of Huron University College. “Huron supporters believe strongly in the educational experience we offer our students, and their commitment resulted in the Campaign achieving its objective.” 

In addition to exceeding its goal, the Campaign’s $14-million result more than doubled the previous Campaign’s result (1997-2002) of $6.2 million. Moreover, alumni contributions to Huron’s most recent campaign were more than six times the result of the previous campaign.

Launched in mid-2005 and completed in June of this year, the campaign’s objective was to make major investments in the broad spectrum of educational programs and services at Huron including academic chairs, lectureships, scholarships, bursaries, awards, the Silcox Memorial Library, the Chapel, community-based learning programs, faculty research, volunteer service programs, international study grants and campus preservation funds.

“We can all take a great deal of pride in people’s positive response to the campaign and the results we’ve achieved,” says W. Darcy McKeough, Honorary Chair of the Campaign. “Touch the Future’s legacy will be one of providing opportunities for both arts and social science and theology students to attend Huron and benefit from the first-class educational experience which the college offers.”