CNC Launches Online Fundraising
Prince George, B.C.- The College of New Caledonia is trying something different in its annual fundraising efforts. It is inviting would be donors to go online to see where they would like their dollars focused.“This campaign derived from our global gala, the annual fundraising event the College puts on” says CNC’s Manager of Communications, Alyson Gourley-Cramer. “Within that event is an opportunity for attendees to choose from a wish-list of items instructors have identified as the hands on experiential pieces that will make an impact in the lives of students.”
Some of the items range from a $20 Chef’s ruler, to just over $4 thousand for library lounge seating.
(complete list can be viewed here.)
Gourley-Cramer says while all of the programs offered at CNC have the tools needed to offer those programs, the items listed are meant to enhance the student’s experience.
“We decided to take the list and put it on line so it’s accessible to more than those who attended that one (gala) event. It also has a broader region, so people in our six campus regions could also participate if they wanted to.”
She says this online wish-list, will allow donors to have their dollars directed to a specific item, rather than a pool of money “Part of this appeal of this fundraising campaign is we are able to offer people real items, so they can see where, if they were to make a general donation to CNC for example, you leave it in the hands of the College as to where the money would go, so in this case, what is unique in this campaign is we’ve actually brought to light some of the items where the money does go, or could be contributed to items that could be used in class that students would be using. It’s de-mystifying where the money goes when they donate and people can actually choose where they want their money to go.”