Giving News

Wolfville, NS (November 13, 2020) – In recognizing Acadia University’s 182nd birthday and National Philanthropy Day, President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Peter Ricketts and Campaign Chair Nancy McCain announced that the Campaign for Acadia has exceeded its $75-million target.

Acadia University is proud to announce a $2-million gift in support of the Campaign for Acadia from Nancy McCain (’82) and her husband, The Honourable Bill Morneau, dedicated to enhanced facilities and services for Acadia students.

In typical Acadia fashion of rallying for a good cause, generations of The Athenaeum alumni are coming together to establish The Athenaeum Journalism Award to support aspiring journalists on Acadia’s campus.

Although David Davidson (’71, ’74) has achieved much in life, he has never forgotten his humble beginnings and believes firmly in supporting the University that prepared him for his enviable success.

A love of hockey drew Paul Bailey (’75) to Acadia, but his affection for the school and all it offers has deepened considerably since graduation.

Renowned physicist Dr. Paul Corkum (’65, ’06 HON) was very much like most undergraduate students when he arrived at Acadia University in the early 1960s. He came to campus thinking one thing and ended up pursuing something entirely different on an academic journey that has accomplished much and accrued countless accolades and honours locally, nationally and internationally.

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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