Historic donation to St. Lawrence College

The Brockville campus of St. Lawrence College on Parkedale Avenue. (Newswatch Group/File)

KINGSTON – St. Lawrence College has received its largest gift ever – $3 million from the Britton Smith Foundation.

The money is going toward the “Uncommon Campaign” – a campaign that started Thursday, looking to raise $11.5 million over five years for a new Student Life and Innovation Center.

The behavioural research center will also have health care labs on the Cornwall, Brockville and Kingston campuses.

“St. Lawrence College has a tremendous impact on our community, and I am very happy to support the College in its efforts to help the youth in our region build a brighter future,” A. Britton Smith said.

The donation brings the campaign over the half-way mark and is already “off to a fantastic start,” Foundation chairman Bonnie Ruest added.

Contributions to the campaign will also help students with tuition and equipment purchases for the campuses, SLC said.

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