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About the Holland College Foundation


The Holland College Foundation is fully funded by Holland College, allowing us to apply 100% of all donations to their intended purpose.

The foundation is committed to helping Holland College students succeed and excel. We work with businesses, individuals, and organizations to help make dreams a reality for the next generation through inspired charitable giving.

Established in 1982, the Holland College Foundation, Inc. is one of the oldest community college foundations in Canada. Our fundraising objectives support the college’s strategic direction and include student financial aid, student support services, extra-curricular activities, classroom equipment and instructional technologies, as well as renewal and expansion of facilities.

Gifts to the Holland College Foundation help us to empower students, transform families, enhance business and industry, and enrich communities.

Charitable Registration Number
118959121RR0001

Meet the Foundation's Board of Directors

"We are so lucky to have a world-class educational institution like Holland College in our local community. It provides critical education, practical training, and the skill development needed to prepare young people for the professional careers and sought-after trades that are needed both locally and around the world. As a business, we benefit directly from the skills and training that many of our people receive through Holland College. The college not only helps keep people on our Island by providing the opportunity to learn locally, it also attracts people from other parts of Canada and around the world who eventually make P.E.I. their new home. Holland College is key cog in the economy and a driver of immigration and diversification on the Island."

Jason Aspin - CEO, Aspin, Kemp & Associates

"I consider it a privilege to live in PEI and care about doing my part to make our communities stronger. Holland College is an important asset in our province and makes a meaningful impact in so many ways on our students, employers, faculty, and communities across PEI."

Adam Balderston - Vice President & Investment Advisor, BMO Nesbitt Burns

‘’We are so fortunate to have a training facility like Holland College here in our small province that helps form the future of our communities. Most successful business operations today have someone that has attended Holland College or is associated with it, be it in Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism, or Fisheries to name a few. In a forever changing workforce it is more essential than ever to support the needs of this most valuable institution in the future to fulfill the training needs of our young people and businesses."

Ray Keenan - President, Rollo Bay Holdings Ltd.

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"Holland College provides students with experiential and co-operative learning opportunities and fundamental training for successful careers. Students are encouraged to embrace a collaborative approach that champions diversity and makes the Island and our society a better place. I am proud to support the college and share its story with Canadians and the international community."  

Mark Ledwell - Toronto Managing Partner, Gowling WLG

 Peter McLaughlin

"Education is one of the primary levers to creating a better world.  I am proud to be part of Holland College, which plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of our students.  It has been inspiring to watch the college grow and develop over the years and I am excited to be part of the Foundation Board to help support the future at Holland College!"

Peter McLaughlin - President, Anne of Green Gables Chocolates

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Everett Roche - Managing Partner, MRSB

"In this day and age, the training that Holland College provides is more important than ever. The Foundation provides assistance to students to allow them to succeed and excel. I am proud to be involved in such an endeavour."

Alanna Taylor - Partner, Cox & Palmer

"I am proud to volunteer with the Holland College Foundation. The work we do benefits the students who will become our future colleagues, peers and leaders."

Trisha Mossey - Partner, Confederation Mergers & Acquisitions

"As a past Chair of the College's Board of Governors, I truly appreciate the significance of Holland College to Prince Edward Island. The college has seen tremendous growth over the past decade and has ambitious plans to further develop it's programs and activities across the province. I take great pride in assisting the Holland College Foundation to further enhance the legacy of Holland College."

Kent Scales (CHAIR) - CEO, Scales Group of Companies

"As a proud alumnus, to give back to the college in some small way is very important to me, as it should be for all alumni. Together we can have such a positive impact on this important Island institution."

Barry Sheen - Retired Senior Vice President - Westmont Hospitality Group

"Holland College is such an important part of our community. The labour force requires skilled and well-trained individuals in industries across our Island, making us indeed fortunate to have this world class educational institution located here. Contributing to Holland College, for me, is about helping build a strong Island through education and training right here at home."

Jeff Squires (VICE CHAIR) - President, PEI Brewing Company & Cavendish Beach Music Festival

Jo-Ann Campbell-Boutilier (EX-OFFICIO)
Ken Heckbert (SECRETARY/TREASURER)
Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald (PRESIDENT OF HOLLAND COLLEGE)

 

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