Medicine Hat College’s (MHC) annual Pathways Gala on June 10 will raise funds to directly support students through the Pathways Student Life Enhancement Fund (Pathways Fund). This fund was developed to fill a gap in covering costs that may prevent some students from completing their education. The proceeds of the 2017 Pathways Gala will build the endowment, ensuring this support for students will be available for years to come.
All donations collected from the event will get an additional boost with matching funds.
“We are pleased to announce that we have an opportunity to match all donations to the Pathways Fund from this event, up to $40,000,” says Linda Tooth, manager of fund development at the college. “This means that every $100 donation ends up as $200 to build this important resource which will help students achieve their educational goals.”
This year's event will offer a unique experience that not only showcases the financial reality that students face while pursuing their education, but also provides a memorable social experience by featuring student life exhibits, live music, cash bar, and food stations.
Guests will have the opportunity to support the Pathways Fund by choosing to “buy” items that represent the various costs students incur while at college. All funds raised will collectively bolster the endowment allowing the allocation of funds to students to begin this fall.
MHC is grateful for the sponsors who have stepped up to assist with this event, demonstrating their commitment to education in our community. They are providing food, beverage, entertainment, a raffle prize (iPad Air2), and general event support, allowing more funds to be diverted to the Pathways Fund.
Members of the public who are interested in supporting this cause are invited to attend the Pathways Gala. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mhc.ab.ca/pathwaysgala for a cost of $100, which includes a $50 tax receipt. Those unable to attend but still interested in supporting the Pathways Student Life Enhancement Fund can visit www.mhc.ab.ca/pathways for more information, or contact Linda Tooth, manager, fund development (email@example.com or 403-529-3897), or Jenna Williams, community relations officer (firstname.lastname@example.org or 403- 502-8995).
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