Foundation and giving

Science sets the boundaries of knowledge, but not the limits of imagination – Bertrand Russell

Annual Giving Campaign 2022-2023

You may already know that Marianopolis is recognized as the top college in Quebec, the springboard to the best university programs, the place where tomorrow’s leaders and innovators get a head start. Helping to provide financial support to Marianopolis students is my way of giving them this head start.

A good deal of my own professional and personal success can be traced back to Marianopolis. I know that the preparation I received gave me an advantage later in my studies and in my career. The skills and perspectives I gained and the relationships I formed still have a lasting influence on me. What’s more, when I come across Marianopolis teachers, students or graduates today nearly 25 years later, I can still feel that familiar energy and spark. I believe that’s because Marianopolis brings together people who share a passion for learning that’s timeless.

This past year, I established the Hippocratic Scholarship for Neuroscience, an annual award for graduating Marianopolis students who will pursue university studies in a field that seeks to understand one of the most complex systems in the universe: the human brain. Neuroscience asks some of the most challenging questions in science. Marianopolis students are among the most motivated, curious and eager to take on new challenges ― but those challenges shouldn’t be financial ones. I want students to be able to push themselves academically, to push the limits of knowledge, not to be limited by their economic circumstances.

Please join me by making a gift to one of the College’s many scholarships, bursary funds, or simply to our area of greatest need. However you choose to direct your gift, you will be supporting students who rely on financial assistance and helping to provide them with the exceptional university preparation that is the hallmark of Marianopolis.

Catherine Vourakis ’95
Board of Directors Chair, Marianopolis Millennium Foundation

 

  • Donate

    Donate online. You can also make your contribution in any of these ways:

    • by mail, with a cheque payable to the Marianopolis Millennium Foundation
    • via the College tuition statement each semester
    • through matching gifts from your employer
    • through bequests from your insurance trust or estate
    • via stocks and appreciated securities
    • by payroll deductions if you are a Marianopolis employee

    Contact

    donate@marianopolis.edu

  • Establish a scholarship or bursary

    You can make a lasting contribution by establishing a scholarship or bursary that fosters student excellence. Scholarships are given in recognition of academic achievement, while bursaries also take into consideration financial need. The College currently offers the following scholarships and bursaries:

    Scholarships (based on academic merit)

    • Director General’s Merit Scholarship ($3000): for an incoming student in each program with outstanding high school grades.
    • Director General’s Student Life Scholarship ($3000): for incoming students in any program with significant potential to contribute to the quality of student life at the College and who demonstrate a history of involvement in clubs or activities in their school or their community.
    • Gestion Luciano Salvatore Engineering Scholarship ($1500): for an incoming student in any program who plans to pursue university studies in engineering, project management or a related field.
    • Gustav Levinschi Scholarship ($1000): for graduating students in any program who have maintained academic excellence in exceptional circumstances.
    • Hippocratic Scholarship for Neuroscience ($1000): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue university studies in neuroscience or a related field.
    • Joyce Roberts Scholarship ($1500): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue university studies in history or a related field.
    • Julia Cianci Memorial Scholarship ($1000): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who has demonstrated involvement in student life, leadership through outstanding character or volunteerism in the greater community.
    • McQueen Family Social Justice Scholarship ($2000): for an incoming student in any program who demonstrates leadership in social justice issues.
    • Ricarda Smith Memorial Prize in Art History ($500): for a graduating student who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue their interest in art history through personal, educational or professional endeavours.

    Bursaries (based on financial need)

    • Arts Trips Bursary ($500): for students in any year or program who need additional financial assistance in order to take part in a College-organized educational trip or activity with an arts component.
    • Bella Rabinovitch Bursary ($500): for a second-year student in Arts, Literature and Communication or Liberal Arts who demonstrates resilience in the face of obstacles.
    • Christine Dupuis-Lozowy Bursary ($2500): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue university studies  in a healthcare-related field.
    • Cristina Mucciardi Bursary ($3000): for a second-year student in any program who demonstrates leadership, interest in entrepreneurship, strong work ethic and volunteer experience and plans for an ambitious project or initiative in the wider community.
    • Excellence in Finance Graduation Bursary ($3000): for a graduating student in any program who has maintained good academic standing and who will pursue university studies in banking or a finance-related field.
    • Lakshmi Roy Fortitude Bursary ($1000): for an incoming student in any program who has demonstrated generosity and compassion through community involvement as well as strength in overcoming adversity.
    • Silver Key Bursary ($1000): for second-year students in good academic standing whose involvement on campus and in the wider community exemplify the College’s mission and vision.
    • Tom McKendy Liberal Arts Bursary ($2500): for an incoming student in the Liberal Arts program.

    Contact

    foundation@marianopolis.edu

  • Give your time

    The College encourages parents, alumni and friends of the Marianopolis community to contribute their time and professional expertise, for example, by presenting a guest lecture, serving on a career panel, or mentoring students. The College’s Board of Governors and the Foundation’s Board of Directors (see below) may also invite parents, alumni and friends of Marianopolis to join their board when a vacancy arises.

    Contact

    foundation@marianopolis.edu

  • Foundation Board of Directors

    Board of Directors

    Catherine Vourakis ’95, Chair
    Stephen Takacsy ’77, Vice-Chair, parent of Georgia ’14, Julia ’16 and Nicholas ’20
    John Papagiannis ’04, Secretary
    Howard Tafler ’89, Treasurer
    Lucille Raikes ’86, parent of Emily ’21
    Josh Wisenthal ’01

    Marianopolis College Director General Christian Corno serves as a resource-person to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.