Victoria College employees give nearly $25,000 to support VC students, initiatives
Pirate Cup

More than $24,000 was raised during the recent employee giving campaign at Victoria College known as Pirate Cup.

A total of 176 employees donated during the annual event that provides financial support for students through scholarships, departmental support, and other key programs.

 “Pirate Cup is an opportunity for employees to financially support the VC initiatives that are most important to them,” said Susan Prukop, VC’s Development Director.  “While employees positively impact students everyday with their job responsibilities; receiving their voluntary financial support as well truly demonstrates their commitment to the mission of Victoria College, its students and our communities.

VC President Dr. David Hinds said he was not surprised by the generosity of the school’s employees.

“When we talk about how people give, we often express that in three distinct terms - time, talent and treasure,” Hinds said. “VC employees demonstrate their support for students with all three. We have amazing people that work here and have dedicated their professional lives to helping students every day.

“Our employees are incredibly generous with their treasure as well, and by giving to the VC Foundation is one way they prove that.”

Employees contributing to the campaign are able to designate their gift to the initiatives of their choice. Some options include scholarships, endowments, employee grants and department needs.

“It is such a privilege to donate to the VC Foundation and see firsthand the money put to use on campus,” said Babette Lowe, VC dean of academic foundations and student success. “I feel honored to play a role in assisting students who otherwise couldn’t afford college while also helping VC employees obtain materials and equipment, for their classrooms to enhance the students’ learning experiences.”

Pirate Cup
Susan Prukop
Published: Wednesday, 02 November 2016

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