I am pleased to share with you our latest Foundation's news this fall.
I am delighted to announce that for the academic year 2019-2020, Westland anticipates awarding over 240 students with scholarships totalling more than $92,000. This year's disbursements will bring our awards to over 1,000 scholarships totalling more than $553,500 since 2009. This impressive scholarship growth would not have been possible without your charitable giving. Thank you very much for your support!
Please join me in welcoming each of our new scholars for this academic year. We will be highlighting three of them in this issue.
Before sharing with you our Westland news, I would first like to thank everyone for the success of our 2019 Breakfast. Because of your generous contributions, Westland donated the Breakfast's net return of $34,000 to our Education Fund at Red River College. We will take a look back at this exceptional morning.
I want to acknowledge our new partnerships that are assisting Westland to move forward its mission for inner-Winnipeg students.
Firstly, thank you to Carbone Restaurants Group for the partnership supporting Culinary Arts and WFEF scholarships. We will know more about this new partnership.
Secondly, thank you to the University of Winnipeg - PACE for providing us with interns. The interns assist in our Foundation activities. We will hear about their internship experience.
We successfully held our Volunteer Appreciation Reception on September 19, 2019. We will take a look at this special night in our volunteers’ honour.
Lastly, we will take a look at our past and future activities.
All of these Westland developments and activities are driven by our mission, which is to raise funds for inner-Winnipeg students' higher education. On behalf of our directors, scholars, and volunteers, thank you for helping us further our mission!
Your support is vital to our continued growth, and your generosity makes a significant difference to inner-Winnipeg students. We look forward to your continued support.