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RBC Foundation supports entrepreneurship through $25,000 donation to Medicine Hat College

September 15, 2015

Medicine Hat College (MHC) is excited to announce that the RBC Foundation donated $25,000 to the Entrepreneur Development Centre’s (EDC) Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) seminar series.

The series focuses on improving financial and small business literacy for students in programs with a high likelihood of self-employment, such as trades and visual communications.

“We’ve had great success with the BYOB series and because of RBC’s generous donation, we’ve been able to continue to build on our accomplishments and grow the entrepreneur climate at MHC, and in our community,” says Trish O’Grady, development officer for the foundation office.

Through the program the EDC has been able to bring in speakers from areas like accounting, management and marketing to help students navigate the challenges of starting their own business.

The college has been partnering with the RBC Foundation for a number of years and looks forward to continuing this relationship.

“We’re always excited to partner with organizations, like the RBC Foundation, who share a common vision, which in this case is to nurture our students and provide them with the tools and mentorship required, to grow and contribute to our economy through entrepreneurship,” says O’Grady.

RBC cheque presentation 

Tim Panabaker, senior account manager with RBC Commercial Financial Services says the bank believes in supporting initiatives like BYOB.

“Knowledge and education are cornerstones of vibrant communities,” says Panabaker. “We believe in empowering the next generation of business and community leaders through programs like this.”

Photo: Doug Thiessen, Royal Bank of Canada vice president commercial markets AB SE [centre], presents a cheque for the Medicine Hat College Foundation to David Petis, MHC vice president advancement and community relations [left] and Denise Henning, college president and CEO [right].

Are you a company interested in making your match at MHC?
We encourage you to contact our Foundation office to learn about the opportunities available to invest in our students, our college and our community.

Learn more; contact Trish O’Grady, development officer at and 403.502.8997 or Jenna Williams, community relations officer at or 403.529.3897.