To honour our 40th Reunion, the Class of Commerce 1980 is continuing to support the BCom 1980 Award. This award helps students who otherwise could not afford to attend Smith School of Business but also need to showcase academic achievement. Simply put, we are aiming to help change the lives of students and the trajectory of their future careers.
Currently, 30% of Smith students require financial aid. Given this, bursaries were identified as a top priority for alumni support by the school. Tuition for a domestic student is over $17,000 per year at Smith School of Business, mainly due to significantly reduced government funding compared to our time at Queen’s. The Ontario Government announced a further 10% reduction to University funding for next year, along with a large reduction in student grants.
Pledges can be made over a five-year basis. You can also give the gift of securities or consider a planned gift. Learn more here. In addition, your company may have a matching gifts program to increase the impact of your donation! Search our database of matching companies here.
We sincerely believe that the Commerce program at Smith has provided us with wonderful opportunities in our careers; the Commerce 1980 Award will continue to provide deserving students the same opportunities we’ve enjoyed. Please help to establish a lasting class legacy that we can all be proud of.