Meet Our Donors
BCIT has an exceptional community of donors, all dedicated to helping BCIT students build pathways for career success. Donors provide a pillar of support, and allow BCIT to deliver the learning experience and environment that contributes to students' personal success.
Get to know some of our generous donors and their legacies:
|To acknowledge Marion Stevenson's tremendous heart and passion for education, BCIT Foundation Board member Peter Blake and his wife Leslie established the Marion Stevenson Memorial Endowment for deserving students in the Bachelor of Nursing Degree program.
:: Meet Marion Stevenson
|Having experienced the value of a BCIT education, Michelle Ward has generously given back by supporting BCIT students and the Alumni Association.
:: Meet Michelle Ward
|Pat and Lorne Fingarson each devoted more than two decades of their professional lives to BCIT. Their shared memories - and their continued strong ties to BCIT - inspired the couple to establish an endowment to help students.
:: Meet Lorne and Patricia Fingarson
|Beyond serving as a BCIT Foundation director, Don Enns wanted to do something for students that would make a lasting difference. The Enns Family Endowment will support the top students in the joint UBC/BCIT Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Biotechnology.
:: Meet Don Enns
|Thanks to the late Cy Keyes, the Keyes family have been BCIT supporters for more than two decades. Their legacy, the Cy & Emerald Keyes Charitable Foundation supports Mining and Mineral Exploration Technology students with bursaries, scholarships, awards and field school expenses.
:: Meet Cy Keyes
|Sentheepan Senthivel graduated from BCIT in 2006, but he has already joined the ranks of alumni striving to ensure opportunities for future students. The Senthivel and Chen Achievement Award, which he created with his friend Shao Chen, will recognize the first-year achievements of students in the BCIT Entrepreneurship and Sales programs.
:: Meet Sentheepan Senthivel
|Wendy and Carl Slavin established an endowment at BCIT to support Nursing students, and help alleviate the increasing shortage of skilled professionals in British Columbia’s nursing field.
:: Meet Wendy and Carl Slavin
|Concert Properties Ltd. has established three separate initiatives at BCIT to support students in the construction trades, help students pursue their chosen careers, and increase the number of skilled construction workers entering the industry.
:: Meet Dr. David Podmore
|The late Dr. Donald Rix appreciated the value of an education. He and his wife Eleanor established the Rix Family Endowment Fund, which supports bursaries for Health Sciences students every year, and is now BCIT’s largest endowment fund.
:: Meet Dr. Donald Rix
|Dr. G. Wynne Powell is connected to BCIT in many ways –- as a graduate, as a former leadership volunteer on several committees, and as a donor. The Dr. G. Wynne Powell endowment provides support and recognition to BCIT students in perpetuity.
:: Meet Dr. G. Wynne Powell
|Technology entrepreneur Ian Hogg was so impressed by the BCIT grads he hired over the years that he and his wife Alison wanted to make a lasting contribution towards student support. The Ian and Alison Hogg endowment is the largest bequest commitment ever dedicated to BCIT.
:: Meet Ian and Alison Hogg
|Inspired by her students in Marketing Management, BCIT instructor Glenna Urbshadt established an endowment to help them achieve their educational goals.
:: Meet Glenna Urbshadt