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NLC holding Donor Recognition evening

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DAWSON CREEK – Northern Lights College and the NLC Foundation are pleased to announce a special Donor Recognition Evening to recognize the significant financial support provided to the College, and its students and campus communities, by donations from companies, groups, and individuals.

The wine and cheese gathering will be held in Energy House at the Dawson Creek Campus on Wednesday, December 18 from 5-7 p.m. Tasty treats will be provided by students in NLC’s Cook Training program, while musical entertainment will be provided by Twin Peaks.

As well, a keynote address will be delivered by Duncan MacRae of Kamloops. MacRae was an instructor and administrator until 1975 at the former Vocational School in Dawson Creek (which was the predecessor to NLC), and is a long-time supporter of the NLC Foundation.

“I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the donors who have supported Northern Lights College or the NLC Foundation. Over the years, NLC has been a key beneficiary of the generosity of donors,” said NLC President Laurie Rancourt. “Whether the donation is equipment for a program, financing towards the construction of a building, or applied to a bursary or scholarship, every contribution helps in the learning experience for our students.” 

The College has established six donor recognition levels, ranging from Solar (up to $999) up to Borealis ($500,000 and over). A digital Donor Recognition Wall is being developed, and will be displayed at NLC campuses.

“The success of the NLC Foundation depends on the generosity of our donors,” said Donna Kane, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We are delighted to be able to offer a donor recognition program that better appreciates the individuals, organizations, and companies who help our students achieve their educational goals.”

The new recognition program includes individual recognition for one-time donations, and donations by long-time supporters who have donated more than once, or have established annual endowment disbursements or continuing annual contributions. 

“The development of a formal recognition process for donations to NLC is exciting. The innovative use of digital technology for a Donor Recognition Wall will allow donors to be recognized at all campuses of the NLC. It will also be effective in keeping recognition costs minimal, so the donations will go to help the students they were meant to help,” said Danny Schilds, Chair of the NLC Foundation. “Many of our students could not afford to attend college without the scholarships and bursaries that are provided by donors and this recognition wall will help to show appreciation to those donors.”

If you did not receive an invitation to the Donor Recognition Evening but are interested in attending, contact Donna Kane by email at