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We are privileged to have received support from hundreds of donors every year. It is our pleasure to highlight their stories.

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DC names Global Classroom in honour of local Rotary Clubs

Durham College (DC) is pleased to announce the re-naming of its Global Classroom. Inspired by Rotary’s international efforts to promote peace, fight disease, support education and combat poverty, and in honour of local Clubs’ financial support, the space will now be known as Rotary Global Classroom. The newly named Rotary Global Classroom is used by faculty to expose students to international perspectives. The only one…

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Louvain Piggott and Rocky Simmons

As Louvain (Baldwin) Piggott reflects on her childhood in a South Wales mining hamlet, two independent but equally indelible impressions left on her memory become clear: the value of applied learning and the inequity of so few opportunities being available to the girls and women in her community. “Every man in my family – every man in my village – worked in the mines, and…

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Carol Gifford and the Carol Rae and Garry Lloyd Gifford Award

As a primary school teacher whose family has lived in the Durham area for generations, Carol Gifford has dedicated her career to guiding Durham students, preparing them for their future and encouraging their dreams. Now retired from the classroom, she plans to continue making a difference in the lives of local students, and strengthening the Gifford family legacy in the Durham Region, through the Carol…

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Donor Spotlight Suzanne Land.

Suzanne Land

Donating to Durham College (DC) was never something Suzanne Land had considered. An alumna of the Accounting – Business program and a current payroll specialist in the Finance Department, DC has been a major part of Suzanne’s life for the better part of a decade. For Suzanne, a chance encounter with Rick Johnson, a former member of DC’s Board of Governors, planted the seed of…

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360insights

With making a difference in the world as one of its founding commitments, it’s no surprise that on-demand incentive solutions provider 360insights has continually found ways to support the local and global community since its inception in 2012. Durham College (DC) is the latest recipient of the company’s generosity and support, having received a significant donation to its Building Something Amazing capital campaign. Funds raised…

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Durham College Retiree Association standing in front of CFCE building

Durham College Retirees Association

With members from every employee group, who represent every decade since Durham College’s (DC) inception, the DC Retiree Association (DCRA) is filled with past faculty, administrative and support employees who have witnessed the impact of a quality education and the efforts it takes to provide it first hand. Longstanding supporters of various DC initiatives and campaigns, the association once again stepped up to raise funds…

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Donor Spotlight Mary Nurse

Nurse Chevrolet Cadillac

Just as Durham College (DC) has been a part of Durham Region for the past five decades, Nurse Chevrolet Cadillac has also been a stalwart of the community since its founding in 1966. Established by W.S. (Bill) Nurse, the dealership not only sells and services cars, it is engaged in a culture of philanthropy that has supported multiple charities and organizations throughout the years. At…

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