Sheridan College students benefit from the local tradition and culture. I am not referring to the Western tradition and culture, but the tradition and culture of philanthropy. Philanthropy is defined as the active effort to promote human welfare(Merriam Webster Dictionary). We can trace Sheridan’s philanthropic culture back to Edward A. Whitney and other local pioneers. Our annual report shows that the community keeps the tradition alive by actively practicing philanthropy. Annually private philanthropic gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations to support NWCCD’s colleges places us in the top ten percent of two year colleges on a national survey.
The Sheridan College Foundation has been very active this past year on several campaigns to help Sheridan College update and expand its physical infrastructure, modify and introduce programs to better meet students’ needs and provide financial aid for students who may not be able to attend college otherwise.
Foundation Directors have also worked with the College’s trustees and senior leaders during their strategic planning meetings in 2012 and have presented the College’s Our Plan to 2020 to the community and to many individual donors since then. This plan outlines major Sheridan College facility projects from 2012 to beyond 2020. If you have not seen a copy of the plan, let me know and we will make sure you receive one. You may also view the Strategic Plan and Facilities Plan by clicking HERE .
On behalf of Sheridan College and its many students, thank you.