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Sobey family gift largest in NSCC history

Celebrating the Sobey gift
Celebrating the Sobey gift

A philanthropic investment in NSCC by the Sobey family – $6.9 million collectively – is intended to "advance the principles of community engagement, training and education for Nova Scotia's future," says Rob Sobey.

"We can leverage this investment to brighten the economic outlook of Nova Scotian families from every community in this province," he said in announcing the gift to Make Way - The Campaign for NSCC. 

The gift includes:

  • $4 million from the Donald R. Sobey Foundation to directly recruit and assist individuals facing barriers to attaining a post-secondary education, by working with community agencies and law-enforcement organizations from across Nova Scotia. Once the endowment fund is fully implemented, more than 80 bursaries valued at $2,000 each, will be provided annually
  • $2 million from the Sobey Foundation to evolve food-services education and provided bursaries to Culinary Arts students
  • $500,000 from Frank, Heather, Karl and Ann Sobey to establish a legacy of access to education in memory of their parents, Doe and Bill Sobey, supporting students in financial need at NSCC's Pictou and Marconi campuses

The Nova Scotia Community College would like to express their deepest gratitude for this tremendous gift that will continue to help Nova Scotia for generations to come.