Okanagan College kicks off fundraising campaign with $2.5 M in donations

October 6, 2014

Okanagan College has kicked off its campaign to raise funds for a renovated and expanded Trades Training Complex with $2.5 M in commitments from 43 donors. “We’ve only just launched our campaign and we’re more than a third of the way to reaching our $7-million goal,” said campaign Chair Dennis Gabelhouse. Gabelhouse was particularly pleased that $845,000 of the donations came from leaders in the local auto, welding, construction, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical sectors. $610,000 also came from local car dealerships. “To have one of our key trades sectors come forward with this level of commitment really sets the tone for what we hope will come,” said Gabelhouse. The total cost of the complex is expected to be $33 M; the province has committed $28 M to the project while the college is responsible for raising an additional $7 M to cover capital and support costs. OC News Release