Giving News

Acadia University has received a transformative $1 million gift from the Acadia Alumni Association that will propel the Build: The Student Centre campaign closer to its $24 million fundraising goal. The generous donation, announced during the Acadia Alumni Awards Dinner[ST1]  in Halifax on April 18, sets the stage for a reimagined student centre that will redefine the university experience on the Wolfville campus.

The Acadia University community came together recently to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Geoffrey D. Kott Athlete-Scholar Awards, a pillar of support for student-athletes striving for excellence in sports and academics.

The Acadia community rallied in November to tackle food insecurity by participating in the University’s Take Ten, Give Ten campaign as part of Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving. Contributions raised $7,000 to tackle student food insecurity on the Wolfville, Nova Scotia campus.

Acadia University announces a new award: The Rea Clark Scholarship. Established by his friends and family, the award honours Clark's contributions to the University as a student-athlete by supporting the next generation.

In a heartwarming display of the spirit of giving, a significant announcement was made at the Acadia Alumni Holiday Reception in Halifax, N.S. Distinguished alum Janice MacNeill ('76) has generously donated an extraordinary $1 million gift.

It’s impossible to miss the pride in the voices of Joy and Rodney Vidito when they talk about their son Nick. There’s an undertone of sadness as well, but it’s overwhelmed by precious memories of what this exceptional young man accomplished before succumbing to muscular dystrophy in 2016 at the age of 28. Nick’s memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him, though, and thanks to the efforts of several alumni and friends, his legacy will be brought to the fore when the Nicholas Vidito Memorial Hockey Award is presented to a deserving Acadia hockey student-athlete.

Thanks to the generosity of the John and Judy Bragg Foundation, up to 13 Acadia students benefit annually from the following awards, named in honour of former teachers who were Acadia alumni:

Some of the most recent recipients of these awards spoke to Acadia about their lives as students and shared their gratitude:






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