Sisters of St. Ann $2 million endowment for Youth in Care Award

The Sisters of St. Ann are establishing an endowment that will continue their legacy of providing education for young people most in need. The new $2 million gift will cover the annual tuition costs for up to 15 former youth in care. 

“This generous gift from the Sisters of St. Ann is a legacy that will enable disadvantaged youth to pursue their life’s dreams through higher education,” says UVic President Jamie Cassels. “The sisters have ministered to community needs in BC for more than 150 years. The University of Victoria enjoys a long history with the Sisters of St. Ann and we are privileged to further their mission to educate young people who would not otherwise have access to post-secondary education.”

“This gift represents our trust in the University of Victoria to carry on this vital aspect of our mission,” says Sister Marie Zarowny, provincial leader of the Sisters of St. Ann. “The university shares our conviction that post-secondary education be available to those most in need as well as to those whose families can support them.”

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