Grant Thornton recently presented a cheque for $25,000 to the Future Foundations Capital Campaign for Crandall University. The Future Foundations campaign is raising $7 million in private sector funding to support an ambitious $24 million expansion at the University’s Gorge Road campus in Moncton, NB. On hand for the photo from left to right, Michael Robart, CA Partner , Grant Thornton, Dr. Brian MacArthur, President and Vice-Chancellor Crandall University, John Sanford FCA Partner, Grant Thornton, and Erika Foran, CA, Grant Thornton and Alumni of Crandall University
Stephen S. Steeves foundation recently presented a cheque for $100,000 to the Future Foundations Capital Campaign for Crandall University. The Future Foundations campaign is raising $7 million in private sector funding to support an ambitious $24 million expansion at the University’s Gorge Road campus in Moncton, NB. On hand for the photo from Left to Right, Ward White, Trustee Stephen S. Steeves Foundation and Dr. Dr. Brian MacArthur, President and Vice-Chancellor Crandall University.
The Atlantic Baptist Foundation recently presented a cheque for $250,000 to the Future Foundations Capital Campaign for Crandall University. The Future Foundations campaign is raising $7 million in private sector funding to support an ambitious $24 million expansion at the University’s Gorge Road campus in Moncton, NB. On hand for the photo from Left to Right , Ed Barrett, Chair Future Foundations Capital Campaign, Dr. Brian MacArthur, President and Vice-Chancellor Crandall University, Richard Ching, Atlantic Baptist Foundation, Frank Vincent, Atlantic Baptist Foundation, Doug Beaman, Chairperson-Atlantic Baptist Foundation, John Lean, Vice Chair and Investment Chair-Atlantic Baptist Foundation and Norm Jones, Loan Committee Chair -Atlantic Baptist Foundation.
Sept. 28, 2009
MONCTON (CNB) – A groundbreaking ceremony for a new educational facility at Crandall University took place on Saturday. Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault, Saint John MP Rodney Weston and Brian D. MacArthur, president and vice-chancellor of the university, took part.
“Crandall University plays an important economic and educational role in the Greater Moncton area,” said Arseneault. “We are pleased that it has received provincial and federal funding for a much-needed expansion of it’s current facility.”
Funding for the new educational facility is part of a $12-million investment in Atlantic Baptist University. Project funding is cost-shared between Industry Canada, which is investing $6 million through its Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP), and the Regional Development Corporation, which is also investing $6 million.
New Brunswick is receiving $49 million through KIP, with $36.8 million going to universities, and $12.25 million going to the New Brunswick community college system.
“The Government of Canada is investing in innovation and infrastructure to promote employment, help our economy recover quickly, and improve the quality of life of Canadians,” said Weston. “These investments are creating jobs for people now, while providing the infrastructure that the Crandall University needs for years to come.”
“We are grateful for the involvement of both the province and the Government of Canada in this project,” said MacArthur. “Construction of our new educational facility will not only create an immediate benefit in terms of economic stimulus, but enable the university to better equip current and future students as it contributes more significantly to post-secondary needs within our region, adding greater diversity and choice within the university marketplace.”
MEDIA CONTACTS: Bruce Macfarlane, corporate secretary, Regional Development Corporation, 506-444-4606; Crystal Wheaton, communications co-ordinator, Crandall University, 506-858-8970, ext. 132.
Please find attached official news releases plus a newspaper article about the exciting announcements made yesterday regarding Crandall University’s future expansion.
With confirmation of both Provincial and Federal support, Crandall University will be able to launch its “Future Foundations” Capital Campaign with $12M of the required $24M in place.
A crowd of over 150 people gathered at Crandall University to applaud and cheer the announcements made by the Honorable Tony Clement, federal Industry Minister, and the Honorable Donald Arsenault, provincial Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.
Crandall University cannot overstate its appreciation for the support of both the Provincial and Federal governments, and looks forward to successfully achieving a $7M private sector capital campaign within the next year.
For Immediate Release: April 6, 2009 | View Full Press Release
Crandall University is pleased to announce that Mr. Ed Barrett has accepted the position of Chairman of its $7 million Future Foundations capital campaign.
Mr. Barrett is well-known in New Brunswick and Canadian business circles as co-Chief Executive Officer of Barrett Corporation, the parent corporation for various investments and subsidiaries including Barrett Marketing Group, Barrett Xplore, Cycles Lambert and Dixie Sales. He is also well acquainted with Crandall University, having served for six years as a member of its Board of Governors, four as Chair of the Board.
“Crandall is in the right place at the right time to help New Brunswick fulfill its Self-Sufficiency Agenda and I’m excited to be part of its future growth, as I’ve been rewarded by the role I’ve been invited to play in helping the University move forward,” says Mr. Barrett.
As campaign chair, Mr. Barrett will oversee all aspects of Crandall’s private fundraising campaign, from initial requests to key university stakeholders through to the official public launch of the campaign, tentatively scheduled to coincide with Crandall’s 60th anniversary celebrations in September, 2009. Mr. Barrett will also play a leadership role in soliciting support from the Atlantic Canadian business community.
“I have supported Crandall University both personally and professionally for over 10 years and have been privileged to do so. I can tell you that you’ll not find a more dedicated staff and faculty anywhere in the academic world, and their dedication has a direct and lasting impact on every student who walks through their doors. I can’t think of a better way to invest in the future of this region than by investing in an institution committed to developing the type of principled leaders that Crandall University is producing,” says Mr. Barrett.
“In these critical early stages of an ambitious campaign, it’s essential to have someone of Mr. Barrett’s caliber and experience at the helm,” says Crandall University President Dr. Brian MacArthur. “I’m thrilled that Ed has accepted our invitation to chair the Future Foundations campaign and look forward to working with such a gifted leader as we strive to transform this dream into reality.”
Crandall University’s Future Foundations campaign will endeavour to raise $7 million in private sector funding to support an ambitious $24 million expansion at the University’s Gorge Road campus in Moncton, NB. Current expansion plans include:
- A new 68,000 sq. ft. Teaching Facility
- Renewal and refurbishment of current facilities
- Expansion of program offerings
- A new student apartment complex
- A new athletic facility/arena
Through these initiatives Crandall University plans to expand its FTE (Full-time Equivalency) enrolment from its current base of close to 800 to approximately 1,200 students.
Crandall University, located at 333 Gorge Road, is a liberal arts and science university that offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in seven disciplines, a Bachelor of Business Administration, including a Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op plus a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Both concurrent and consecutive Bachelor of Education degrees in elementary and middle school education are offered as well.