Giving News

Francis C.C. Yip (’90) has donated generously to Acadia and treasures his ties to the University. Yet it took a visit from Rod Morrison, Acadia’s Vice-President, Advancement (retired), to persuade him to return in person for the first time in 26 years.

Although Campaign for Acadia, the most ambitious fundraising effort in Acadia’s history, concluded in December 2020–amassing a total of $86.8 million and surpassing its fundraising goal by over $12-million–it continues to receive international attention and accolades.

The Campaign earned two golds and a merit award recently at this year’s 36th annual Education Advertising Awards competition, which featured more than 2,000 entries from over 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 United States and several foreign countries.

The results are in and the impact is clear. Thanks to RBC Foundation’s generous funding for a mobile, skill development platform called Q-Life, students at Acadia University are remaining engaged and staying resilient – even during a global pandemic.

Through generous gifts from a wide variety of alumni donors, and in support of the University’s commitment to anti-racism, Acadia is pleased to announce the Edwin Borden Awards.

The Campaign for Acadia concluded successfully in December 2020, reaching and surpassing its $75-million goal with a final tally of $86.8 million to support students, faculty, staff and campus infrastructure under each of the four Campaign pillars: Transform; Discover; Inspire; and Build.

The notion of family and taking care of one another are threads that are woven through the fabric of Acadia University’s illustrious 182-year history. One family in particular has had a significant and enduring impact at Acadia, tending carefully to the University’s students, faculty and staff while quietly establishing itself as Acadia’s most generous benefactors: the Arthur Irving family of Saint John, NB.


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