BVC fundraising campaign to help women overcome barriers to learning

June 12, 2015

Bow Valley College on Wednesday officially launched the 1,000 Women Rising Campaign, an initiative that aims to marshal 1,000 women to raise $1 M to help female students overcome barriers to learning. The campaign will focus on four areas: return to learning, to support students who withdrew from their studies and want to return; child care bursaries, to help students in need cover child care expenses; financial aid, to provide financial and academic assistance for at-risk learners; and learning technology, to help learners acquire computers for classroom use. The campaign was kicked off with a $100,000 matching gift from Sheila O’Brien and Kevin Peterson. BVC News Release | Calgary Herald