Langara College’s Beyond 49 campaign—celebrating 49 years of the school on 49th Avenue in Vancouver—has come to a close with a total of $2.9 million raised for student scholarships and other initiatives.
“Over the last 18 months, our community has come together in so many ways to support Beyond 49, providing new opportunities and valuable resources for our students for years to come,” president and CEO Lane Trotter said a release.
The campaign reportedly created 83 new awards and funded 25 new projects over $5,000 in value, with help from 1,100 donors. That includes the $160,000 raised to implement the Indigenous Upgrading Program, run by Langara in the community at Musqueam, which facilitates the successful transition to post-secondary studies of students who have yet to complete their high-school education.
Another $125,000 was earmarked for computer equipment and software licenses for the college’s new geographic information systems lab.
The school also introduced the 49 Langarans, highlighting alumni who have made an impact on it and the community.
“It’s been a privilege to connect with our students, 49 Langarans, faculty, alumni and, of course, our donors,” Trotter said. “We’ve strengthened the College for years to come with a variety of new programs, improved facilities and additional financial aid for students.”