DC Alumni Association Donates $300,000 to Building for Skills Campaign

Durham College (DC) is pleased to announce the fundraising campaign for the Whitby Campus Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology has received a significant donation of $300,000 from the Durham College Alumni Association (DCAA).

The generous donation will go toward the Building for Skills campaign, which has raised $6 million to date, supporting a 60,000 square foot addition to DC’s Whitby campus.  When completed, the expansion will allow 750 more students to study skilled trades and professions each year.

“The DCAA is supporting this expansion because we understand the need to train more young people in the trades and that DC is at the forefront of training students to meet industry need,” said Nicole Blackman, President. “Further, the work of our board focuses, not only on connecting alumni, but on ensuring we provide support to the college and its students in a variety of ways. We are delighted to be able to provide this financial support at such an exciting time for the college.”

In recognition of the DCAA’s gift, the food services area located in the main entrance will be called “The Durham College Alumni Association Café”.

Construction continues at DC’s Whitby campus with plans to open in fall 2021.

“We are extremely grateful for the support of the DCAA and the 95,000 alumni who make up the association. This generous donation demonstrates a dedication to our college and our students. This gift will help Durham College continue to develop skilled workers who contribute to a strong economy and vibrant communities,” said DC President Don Lovisa.

For more information on how to support the Building for Skills campaign, please contact Jennifer.Clark@durhamcollege.ca.