More than halfway to our campaign goal
Thanks to the incredible generosity of over 235 donors, we’ve raised more than $550,000 to support female students studying at Georgian College. We anticipate that close to 100 women will have received WOMEN’S inTUITION scholarships by March 2018 – many of who are single mothers struggling to pay for their education as they try to make a better life for their family.
Help us provide awards and scholarships to as many students as possible. Our goal is to raise $750,000 through this campaign. Pledge your support today and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to donate.
About WOMEN’S inTUITION
Georgian is asking you to empower women by joining to raise funds for awards and scholarships for female students in financial need enrolled in the college’s apprenticeship, certificate, diploma and degree programs.
Your gift will allow female students attending Georgian to worry less about finances and focus on what really matters – achieving their academic, career and personal goals.
How WOMEN’S inTUITION started
Georgian volunteer and postsecondary education champion Giselle Bodkin founded WOMEN’S inTUITION in 2015. Giselle is a member of Georgian’s Advancement Committee and was inspired to start this campaign after attending a Women Moving Women event – a national movement to change the face of poverty in Canada.
She made her donation in honour of her late sister-in-law who studied nursing part-time at Georgian.
Read Giselle’s story on page 104 of GoodLife magazine.
Donating to WOMEN’S inTUITION
You can become a WOMEN’S inTUITION donor with a donation of $50 a month for five years (total of $3,000).
One of the most popular ways to give is to direct your donation to the WOMEN’S inTUITION endowment fund. It’s a great opportunity to give in perpetuity as the principal amount remains intact and the interest provides funding for annual scholarships.
Your donation will go directly to a female student in financial need.
Your donation will transform the student experience
Mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, nieces, neighbours and friends – these are the students WOMEN’s inTUITION supports.
“I’m a recent graduate of Georgian’s Law Clerk program and currently enrolled in the four-year Bachelor of Business Administration – Management and Leadership degree. I have full plans to enter the Paralegal program in order to own and operate a civil litigation firm. As a single mom and guardian to my grandson, receiving a WOMEN’s inTUITION award has meant so much to me and been the start to a future of brighter possibilities.” – Shivonne
WOMEN’S inTUITION in the news
New Georgian College scholarships for women now open, Barrie Advance, March 13, 2016. Read the story.
You’re invited to give in one of the following ways:
- a monthly donation of $50 for five years for a total donation of $3,000 to be contributed to the WOMEN’S inTUITION endowment fund
- an annual donation of $600 for five years, for a total donation of $3,000 to be contributed to the WOMEN’S inTUITION endowment fund
- an opportunity to create an annual named award or scholarship for a minimum contribution of $1,000 per year for three to five years
- an opportunity to create a named endowment for a minimum $25,000 donation
If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact:
Christina Luksa, Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts and Sponsorships:
Email or call 705.728.1968, ext. 1058