At 200 and 186 years of age respectively, Dalhousie University and Scotiabank have been around for a good long time.
Both were founded in Halifax, both are older than Canada and the two venerable institutions have had a longstanding relationship that continues to this day.
Scotiabank has contributed to the university in many ways over the years, most recently donating funds towards a number of key projects to enable students to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.
Some of those efforts included being a platinum sponsor of the university’s bicentennial celebrations, the premier sponsor of the Ethics in Action Gala dinner, a $200,000 gift towards the Scotiabank Agricultural Graduate Scholarship Fund and a commitment of $1.5 million over 10 years towards the Scotiabank Ethical Leadership Initiative.
“Scotiabank is proud to be a critical part of the economic and social fabric of the communities and countries in which we live and work – it is a responsibility that we take seriously,” says Brian Porter, president and CEO of Scotiabank and a Dal graduate (BComm’80).
The bank was singled out for praise in 2013 by then university President Dr. Tom Traves when it made the donation the Scotiabank Ethical Leadership Initiative.
“The generosity of donors like Scotiabank enables us to make such a tremendous impact, not just in our own backyard but in the world beyond,” said Dr. Traves, celebrating the bank’s “generosity and exceptional desire to make a difference.”
In 2017, the bank contributed more than $80 million globally in donations, sponsorships and other forms of assistance, and Scotiabank employees contributed more than 400,000 hours of volunteering and fundraising time.
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