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                                  FA N s H A W e
summer 2008

                                                                                                                     BoB siskind
                                                                                                                     Foundation Board chair
                                                                                                                     Fanshawe College touches virtually
                                                                                                                     everyone in this community. From
                                                                                                                     nurses and urban planners to
                                                                                                                     paramedics and radio personalities,
                                                                                                                     Fanshawe College graduates are
                                                                                                                     breaking new ground and forging
                                                                                                                     new futures in our community and

                                                                                                                     The Fanshawe College Foundation
                                                                                                                     embodies the significant impact
                                                                                                                     that philanthropy has on our
new Foundation will help meet the needs of Fanshawe college and its students.
                                                                                                                     students and our community. As we
                                                                                                                     transition from a highly successful
                                                                                                                     capital campaign to developing
Fanshawe College                                                 The new Foundation provides the College
                                                                 with an opportunity to continue to build on
                                                                                                                     a sustainable Foundation, we are
                                                                                                                     building on a remarkable history
launches new                                                     this legacy in the years to come.”                  of community involvement and
                                                                                                                     support for Fanshawe College.

                                                                 “Fanshawe College impacts many lives
                                                                 every day. The support of industry partners,        Thank you for your continued
                                                                 community organizations and donors will             support.
foundation                                                       help the College to further meet the needs
                                                                 of the College and its students.”

April 1, 2008, marked a special day in                           “We invite you to support investment,
the history of Fanshawe College with the                         innovation and impact through the Fanshawe
announcement of the new Fanshawe College                         College Foundation. Your support will
Foundation.                                                      provide continued and enhanced innovation
                                                                 in education now, and for generations to
“The establishment of the Fanshawe                               come.”
College Foundation is a special milestone
in the history of Fanshawe”, says Catherine                      Donors should note that commencing
Finlayson, Executive Director of the new                         April 1, 2008, all charitable contributions
Foundation. “The recent success of the                           will be receipted from the Fanshawe
College’s capital campaign has demonstrated                      College Foundation. If you have any
the community’s strong interest in                               questions, please feel free to call our office at
                                                                 519-452-4112.                                       Robert G. Siskind
supporting student success at Fanshawe.

iN t His i ssu e
• about the foundation                                              • ellisdon announces new gift
• celebrating outstanding achievements                              • td canada trust business plan challenge
• new skilled trades bursary                                        • reaching out to wellspring

              ties                                     BOArD OF DireCtOrs

The Foundation is dedicated to supporting
Fanshawe College, its students and stakeholders,
while developing a platform for ongoing and reliable
community contributions for future initiatives at
Fanshawe College.

Our Mission
To strengthen Fanshawe College by attracting
donor and partner investments in support of
student success.

Our Vision
To be recognized as a leader in building
philanthropic support in the College environment.

Our Values
The Fanshawe College Foundation commits to the
following values in its relationships with donors,
Fanshawe College, alumni, community stakeholders
and partners:

•	 Trust - we value the trust that is placed in
   us by our donors. Our work is conducted
   with the highest ethical standards, integrity,
   confidentiality and sound business practices on
   all levels.

•	 Accountability - we are accountable to our
   donors, to the College and to the community
   for their support and trust.

•	 Service - we provide superior customer service
   to our donors, Fanshawe College and our
   community stakeholders.

•	 Excellence - we commit to excellence in all that
   we do.
Fashion: Unbound                                                                                          CeleBrAtiNg
                                                                                                          OutstANDiNg AlumNi
                                                                                                          AC Hie vemeNts
                                                                                                          Fanshawe College will honour a special
                                                                                                          group of accomplished graduates when the
                                                                                                          College hosts its annual Distinguished
                                                                                                          Alumni Awards Dinner on Thursday,
                                                                                                          October 30, 2008. The Distinguished
                                                                                                          Alumni Awards program celebrates
                                                                                                          the individuals who have graduated
                                                                                                          from a Fanshawe College program and
                                                                                                          contribute to their career field, their
                                                                                                          community, or global initiatives through
                                                                                                          their education and training.

                                                                                                          Passionate and innovative in their
                                                                                                          actions, nominees have earned high
                                                                                                          marks and respect from their peer group
                                                                                                          of co-workers, industry associates or

                                                                                                          The expertise and selfless dedication of
                                                                                                          the 2008 recipients will inspire us all.
Join us! At Museum London on August 14, 2008 for cocktails and a special
                                                                                                          If you are interested in sponsoring an
viewing of the Spring 2009 Collection. Tickets are $60 each. For more
                                                                                                          award or supporting this prestigious
information, please call the Foundation office at 519-452-4112.
                                                                                                          event, please contact Linda Branderhorst
                                                                                                          at (519) 452-4430 extension 4750 or by
                                                                                                          e-mail to

                                                                  from left to right: derek liddington and wyn geleynse from forest city gallery, greg murphy, chair of
                                                                  school of contemporary media at fanshawe college, mary flannigan hockin and catherine finlayson,
                                                                  development office, tom creech, canada post, peter watson, response generators, geoff warder,
                                                                  school of contemporary media.

The Development Office and Foundation, along with
the Awards and Scholarships Office, has relocated its

As of July, 2008 the offices are now located in the newly
renovated “K” building, at the London campus of Fanshawe
College. The new offices provide main floor access and ease of
parking for visitors, donors and volunteers alike.               Each month the College invites community leaders and partners on a
                                                                 campus bus tour to showcase new facilities and activities. The campus
Said Development Coordinator, Mary Flannigan Hockin:             visit is about one hour in length and includes a delicious boxed lunch
“We’re looking forward to providing improved service and         prepared by our culinary students.
accessibility to all of our donors, staff, community visitors    If you or representatives from your organization would like to join
and students at our new location. Please note, our phone         the group, please contact: Linda Branderhorst at 519-452-4430 x 4750
numbers and e-mail addresses remain the same.”                   or via email at


 courtney ellison, lindsey reid and philip bailey for “keep a sleeve” receive congratulations from howard rundle, president (far left)
 and christian connolly, area manager, business banking, td canada trust (far right).

 tD Canada trust
 Business Plan Challenge
 On Thursday, April 17th, 2008, Fanshawe College hosted               “The TD Canada Trust partnership is a unique opportunity for
 the TD Canada Trust Business Plan Challenge, a contest for           Fanshawe Business students to work with community partners
 students of the Small Business program.                              to bring ‘real world learning’ to the classroom,” said Mary
                                                                      Pierce, Chair of the School of Business & Management.
 Over 300 students teamed up to present business ventures to
 an expert panel of judges from TD Canada Trust. The winning          The challenge was sponsored by TD Canada Trust Small
 teams were judged on presentation, viability, marketability and      Business Banking from the Western Ontario region and
 financial analysis.                                                  coordinated by Fanshawe’s Faculty from the School of Business
                                                                      and Management.

 “The competition is a great way                                      “The competition is a great way to encourage students to
                                                                      consider future careers as entrepreneurs,” said Christian
 to encourage students to consider                                    Connolly, Area Manager, Business Banking, TD Canada Trust.
 future careers as entrepreneurs.”                                    “It’s a chance to demonstrate the rewards of a good business
                                                                      plan backed by sound business concepts. As the majority of
                                                                      new jobs in Canada are created by small businesses, we feel it is
                                                                      essential that we inspire future entrepreneurs.”
Reaching Out
tO WellsPriNg lONDON AND regiON

from left to right: angela bourne, chair, school of art & design, lorrie lawrence, faculty,
fashion design program, leigh-ann waller, coordinator, fashion design program,
carol toop, faculty, fashion design program, carla rogers, director of development,
wellspring london & region and greg weiler, dean of applied research, innovation
and university partnerships

Students from Fanshawe’s Fashion Design program recently
made a special gift for cancer patients in the London area.

In response to a challenge to “Pass the Torch” from the
Toronto office of Union Gas / Spectra Energy, the students                                    New Bursary Announced From
created over 60 pink velour wraps to provide comfort and
warmth to cancer patients. The wraps were donated to
                                                                                              the Princess Auto Foundation
Wellspring London and Region who will distribute them                                         Fanshawe College is one of three Canadian Colleges to receive an
to their members, individuals and families dealing with                                       Endowed Bursary Fund from The Princess Auto Foundation
cancer.                                                                                       headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The provincial
                                                                                              government will match the generous gift through the provisions
Each of the wraps included a note reading:
                                                                                              of the Ontario Trust for Student Support.
                 A pessimist sees the glass as half empty.
                                                                                              Recognizing a need for leadership in supporting students who
                 An optimist sees the glass as half full.
                                                                                              are enrolled in education for skilled trades, The Princess Auto
                 A volunteer looks at the same glass &
                      finds someone who is thirsty.                                           Foundation is a strong advocate for the quality of education and
                                                                                              skills training.
              May this wrap bring you a comforting hug.
              Compliments of Fanshawe College Fashion                                         This meaningful new bursary will be awarded beginning in the
                Design students and faculty volunteers                                        2008-2009 school year to a full time student in the Transportation
                                                                                              and Motive Power program who demonstrates financial need
Wellspring London and Region was delighted by the students’                                   combined with high academic performance.
generous spirit and skill in support of their organization.
Fanshawe College will challenge other colleges with fashion                                   Princess Auto is a Canadian retailer offering mail order service
design programs to “Pass the Torch”.                                                          and manufacturing of comprehensive hardgoods to customers in
                                                                                              rural, industrial and urban markets across Canada.

standing outside the large construction lab with howard rundle, president,
are ellisdon executives brian waltham and John bernhardt.

EllisDon Corporation
Announces New Gift
A long time partner with Fanshawe’s Building
Technology division, industry leader EllisDon
Corporation is looking to the future with
a workforce trained by Fanshawe College.

On campus recently to make a leadership
donation from the EllisDon Corporation were
Brian Waltham, Vice President Southwestern
Ontario (and Fanshawe grad); Chief Financial
Officer, John Bernhardt; and Gord Rolleston,
Manager of Design and Build.

In making the gift, Brian Waltham said
that EllisDon was honoured to partner with
Fanshawe. “We are privileged to contribute to
worthy causes. We believe in partnerships with                               Enthusiastic golfers and generous supporters of the 6th Annual
our customers. The community partners with                                   Fanshawe Golf Classic are stepping up to ensure that many more
colleges within a region, and we believe those                               Fanshawe College students can realize their dreams for a post-
partnerships are a strength of a community”.                                 secondary education.

                                                                             Proceeds from the tournament will support student awards and
The generous gift of $50,000 in support of                                   bursaries and since our inaugural tournament in 2003, the College
the construction lab meets the mandates of                                   has raised over $275,000!
both organizations and provides Fanshawe
students with the most current learning                                      There are many opportunities for you to participate in this wonderful
materials and resources available.                                           event to be held at London’s Sunningdale Golf & Country Club on
                                                                             Tuesday, August 19, 2008. If you would like to play golf, sponsor
Participating at the event along with Howard                                 a hole or activity, or donate silent auction or prize items, we’d love
Rundle, President, was Matthew Black, a                                      to hear from you.
graduate of the Carpentry Apprenticeship
program. Matthew thanked EllisDon on                                         For information on how to register for the 2008 Golf Classic, please
behalf of all the students involved and for                                  visit the Fanshawe College website ( or contact
the opportunity to be more marketable when                                   Linda Branderhorst at (519) 452-4430 ext. 4750. Your support will
looking for work in the construction field.                                  really make a difference!
Fuels Planned Gift to
Fanshawe College
For Jan and Helen Novotny, a passion for education and a strong
belief in helping the next generation of students are the reasons
behind their recent planned gift, which will create a future endowed
award fund at Fanshawe College.

The Novotny Scholarship Fund will encourage and motivate many
future technology students and provide new opportunities with
vision, determination, and innovation to Fanshawe College.
                                                                                 planned gift will support first year tuition for students in technology-based program.

Jan reflects that when he first joined the staff of Fanshawe College
in 1987, there were numerous media articles about the shortage           “It was a great social experiment,” says Jan. “I have always enjoyed
of a technically trained workforce. Unfortunately, in the past           passing along knowledge and information to others that I have
15 years, not much has changed and there are still reports of a          gathered over time.”
growing shortage of skilled labour. As such, Jan and Helen have
established a fund with their planned gift that will pay for the         When they returned to Canada in 1987, they purposely targeted
first year of tuition for a student enrolled in a technology-based       medium-sized cities like London, Barrie and Ottawa. Jan was hired
program.                                                                 as the Chair of Continuing Education at Fanshawe College in what
                                                                         was then the Division of Technology. At that time, there were three
“It is important for us to leave something behind,” says Jan Novotny.    employees and the department offered 200 part-time computer and
“We want to inspire others to think about how they can make an           technology courses. By the time he retired in 2005, there were over
impact on the future of our community and our country.” The              25 employees and the course offerings had expanded significantly.
Novotny’s gift demonstrates that they are committed to Fanshawe          For Jan, the most interesting element to working at the College was
College where Jan worked and taught, and sets a positive example         the interaction with students and exposure to a variety of different
for faculty, staff, students, alumni and retirees.                       cultures.

Jan and Helen’s journey to Canada and eventually Fanshawe                Helen also developed her own affinity to Fanshawe College and
College was an adventurous one that started in their homeland            enrolled in art and painting courses at the College for more than six
of Czechoslovakia and led to Calgary, Deep River and Port Elgin          years. Today, her love of painting continues with her work shown in
before ultimately settling in London. However, it was their seven-       local exhibitions and displayed in the home she shares with Jan.
year stay in Saudi Arabia that held the most excitement. In 1980,
after working with Ontario Hydro and Bruce Power, Jan was                According to Jan and Helen, “If you live in London, your path always
offered a job overseeing a training centre for Aramco, the largest oil   crosses with Fanshawe College in one way or another.” Having the
producing company in the world based in Saudi Arabia. For both,          Novotny’s wholehearted support through the establishment of this
the opportunity to work with young people from all walks of life         generous planned gift to the College will indeed help the London
who were eager to learn was rewarding and exhilarating.                  region prosper and grow.

  Business insurance                                                       keen interest in pursuing a career in the brokerage business and is
  Award Announced                                                          experiencing good success as a student.

  Fanshawe College’s reputation for excellence in teaching in the          The Toronto Insurance Conference is a networking and advocacy
  Business Insurance Program has resulted in the establishment of          organization that addresses the common concerns and issues of
  a new annual student award by the Toronto Insurance Conference.          their membership. Even though they are based in Toronto, they
                                                                           will have a representative at the business and management award
  The Toronto Insurance Conference Commercial Brokers Award                ceremony to present their award to a deserving recipient.
  will recognize a full-time 2nd year student who demonstrates a
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            P.O. Box 7005                                                          
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