Donor Recognition

Thank You

Our donors support Okanagan College students in a variety of ways – through  contributions to awards, programs and facilities, plus expanding opportunities in new fields.

Hundreds of donors took the time to contribute in the 2016-17 fiscal year. The donors listed below each contributed more than $500.

We gratefully appreciate all the donations we receive.


Anonymous (7)
Charles and Irene Armstrong
Dr. Heather Banham
Tom Beardsley and Donna Lomas
Brad and Birgit Bennett
Cheryl and Matthew Berry
Barbara Bowmar and Verne Smythe
Gail Braem
* Dr. Jayne Brooks
Beverley Busson
Kathy Butler
Dee Capozzi
Alan Carter
Barry Carter
Eugene Casavant
* Christopher Charlton
Jodi Christensen and the Christensen Family
Barbara Christian
Danielle and Sarah Chritchley
Dr. Gerry Chu Inc.
* Paulyn Chua
Ted and Anne Chudyk
Alan Cohoe
Derek Cook
Anne Cossentine
Allan Coyle
Helen Currie
Bruce Davies
Lloyd Davies
Paul Day

Roy Daykin
LeeAnn De Boer
Bernice De Mara
Dr. Gayla and John DeHart
Mark Dixon
Kim East
Glenn Einfeld
* Randall and Evelyn Enns
* Kristy Folk
Tony French
Clayton Gall
* Shayne Gaythorpe
Charity Gerbrandt
Garnet Golloher
Keith Grayston
Constantin Greenwald
* John Haller
Jim and Liz Hamilton
Richard and Sandra Hand
Catherine Hannah
* Katerina Hay
Mary Ellen Heidt
* Erika Henfling
Tedd Howard
Dr. Thomas and Kathleen Jasper
Sandy and Dr. Gerry Karr
Anne Kirkpatrick
Dina Kotler
* Dale and Lisa Lamb
Sterling Land and Megan Mills
* Bruce Leavens

* Donna Lester-Smith
Tony and Franca Lunelli
Joe Maciel
* Jamie Maloway
* Allison Markin
* Quentin Markin
Dr. Jeffrey Marliave
* Richard McAdam
* Devon McCubbin
Dr. Barry and Diane McGillivray
Geri McRobb
* Oliver Mendoza
Colleen Mulvihill
Randy Newton
Joseph and Joyce Ovenden
Richard Pacheco
Dr. David Paisley
David Perron and Patricia Kully
Debra Peterson
Rob Phare
Roy Phillips
Art Pike
* Brenda Ridgeley-Ketchell
* Nicole Ripley
Heather Robinson
Pamela Ropcean
The Rose Family
Priscilla Russell
* Lucienne Ryga
* Alan Sanderson
Mathuram Santosham

Heather and John Schneider
William and Mary Schooff
Louise Seaton
Cliff and Lois Serwa
Lee Seymour
Dr. David and Janet Shaw
Rob Siddon
The Sharron Simpson Family
Sandra Smith
Ben Stewart
Pamela Stewart
Del Stone
Bob Tait
Laura Thurnheer
Ret and Dorothy Tinning
Lexlaur Properties / *Allen Tozer and *Linda Laird
Forever Young / Terry and Steven Tuck
Pat Underhill
Tina Vigilante
Deborah Warren
Michael Welsh
* Randy Werger
Peter White
* * Dr. Maurice and Linda Williams
Lynda Wilson
Neil and Jill Woolliams
Joan Woolsey
* Amanda Wright

*Alumni Donor


Anonymous (1)
50th Parallel Estate Limited Partnership
Andrew Peller Limited
Andrew Sheret Limited
Anrias Capital Corp.
Argus Properties Ltd.
Association of Women in Finance
ASTTBC Foundation
Bannister Automotive Group
BC Council of Garden Clubs
BC Fruit Growers’ Association
BC Interior RV Society
BC Lung Association
BC Wine Appreciation Society
BDO Canada LLP
Bellamy Homes Inc.
Bentley International Inc.
Bevco Investments Ltd.
BMO Financial Group
Boyd Autobody & Glass
British Columbia Wine Information Society
British Columbia Wine Institute
Byland’s Nurseries Ltd.
C&G Insulation 2003 Ltd.
Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Canadian Federation of University
Women - Kelowna
Canadian Federation of University
Women - Penticton
Canadian Federation of University
Women - Vernon
Canadian Home Builders’ Association
Central Okanagan
Canadian RV Association
Carson Air Ltd. (Kelowna)
Carson Air Ltd. (Richmond)
Central Okanagan Foundation
Chemo RV Sales and Service LTD.
CIBC Children’s Foundation
CIBC Wood Gundy
Cloverdale Paint Inc.
Coast Wholesale Appliances LP
Coldstream Women’s Institute
Community Foundation of the North Okanagan
Community Foundation of the
South Okanagan / Similkameen
Construction Industry Training Organization of BC (CITO)
CPA Education Foundation of BC
Credit Union Foundation of B.C.
Crowe Mackay LLP
CYMA Management Ltd.
D.K.L. Financial Services Inc.
Diamond Jubilee Chapter IODE
Einfeld Law

Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc.
Enterprise RV
Enterprise Steel Fabricators Ltd.
Environmental Operators Certification Program
Ernst Hansch Foundation, Inc.
Estate of Lois Butler
Estate of Stuart Christensen
Fender’s Automotive Center
Flair Airlines Ltd.
Foothills Medical Centre
Fraserway RV LP
Futurpreneur Canada
G. Pelletier Construction Ltd.
Garagiste North Wine Festival
GFS Canada
Gloria Di Dio Foundation
Gord Turner Renovations Ltd.
Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd.
Grant Thornton LLP Chartered
Professional Accountants
Greyback Construction Ltd.
Holy Spirit Catholic Women’s League (CWL)
Horizon Electric Inc.
Industry Training Authority BC
Inland Kenworth (A Partnership)
Intrigue Wines
John Bachelder Construction Ltd.
Kalamalka Fly Fishers Club
Kalamalka Rotary Club of Vernon
Kal-West Mechanical Systems Inc.
Kamloops Exploration Group
Kelowna & District Dental Society
Kelowna Bar Association
Kelowna Corvette Club
Kelowna Executive Roundtable
Kelowna Ford Lincoln Sales Ltd.
Kelowna Garden Club
Kelowna Geology Committee
Kelowna Hotel Motel Association
Kelowna Hyundai
Kelowna Jaycees
Kelowna Kia
Kelowna Toyota Ltd.
Kelowna Transmission Ltd.
KF Aerospace
Kilo-Womp Electric
Kiwanis Club of Kelowna - High Noon
Kiwanis Club of Penticton
KPMG Foundation
KPMG LLP - Vernon
KPMG MSLP - Kelowna
Krueger Electrical Ltd.
Ladies Auxiliary to Branch #40
Royal Canadian Legion
Lambert & Paul Construction Ltd.
MacKay & Partners Charitable Foundation
Midtown RV


National Bank Financial Wealth Management
Northside Industries Inc.
Nutech Safety Ltd.
O’Connor RV
Odlum Brown Limited
Okanagan British Car Club
Okanagan Chefs’ Association
Okanagan Chrysler Jeep Dodge
Okanagan College Board of Goveners
Okanagan College Alumni Association
Okanagan College Association of Administrators
Okanagan College Faculty Association
Okanagan College Students’ Union
Okanagan Fest-of-Ale Society
Okanagan Kids Care Fund Society
Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB)
Okanagan School Of Business
Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society
Open Shop Construction Industry
Educational Investment Trust
Orchard Ford Sales Ltd.
Outland Design Landscape Architecture
P.E.O. Chapter BA
Paul Leinemann Construction Ltd.
PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.
Penticton and Wine Country
Chamber of Commerce
Penticton Lions Club
Penticton Skaha Community Projects Society
Penticton Women in Business
PepsiCo Beverages Canada
Plain Language Media LLLP
PrairieCoast Equipment
Prime Habitat Builders
Princess Auto Foundation
Private Giving Foundation
Pushor Mitchell LLP
R.E. Postill & Sons Ltd.
Ramada Penticton, Kettle Valley Station Pub,
Coast Penticton Hotel / Robin and Janice Agur
Rambow Mechanical Ltd.
RBC Foundation
Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of B.C.
Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada
Reichwald Family Foundation at the
Calgary Foundation
Reidco Metal Industries Ltd.
Relvas Catering
Rick Mussellam Holdings Ltd.
Rotary Club of Kelowna - Downtown
Rotary Club of Kelowna - Ogopogo 
Rotary Club of Kelowna - Okanagan Mission

Rotary Club of Kelowna Foundation
Rotary Club of Lake Country
Rotary Club of Penticton Okanagan
Rotary Club of Vernon
Rotary Club of Vernon Silver Star
Rykon Construction Management Ltd.
Seekers Media
Sentes Automotive Group
Shuswap Community Foundation
Shuswap Division of Okanagan Mainline
Real Estate Board
South Okanagan Boundary Labour Council
South Okanagan Events Centre
Southern Interior Construction Association
Southern Interior Development Corporation
Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust
Stutters Disaster Kleenup Canada
Sun Life Financial
Sun-Rype Products Ltd.
TEAM Construction Management Ltd.
TELUS Foundation
The Foundation
Thompson Okanagan Dental Society (TODS)
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association
Trak Construction Ltd. / Kamal Shoranick
Trico Charitable Foundation
University of British Columbia
Urban Development Institute - Kelowna Chapter
Vancity Community Foundation
Vancouver Foundation
Vernon & District Community Land Trust Society
Vernon & District Home Support Society
Vernon Dental Association
Vernon Temple #21 Pythian Sisters
Vernon Valley Lodge #18 Independent
Order of Odd Fellows
Voyager RV Centre Ltd.
Water Supply Association of BC
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Westwood Electric
White & Peters Ltd.
White Kennedy Chartered Accountants
Whitworth Holdings Ltd.
Wyatt Auto Parts
Yakima Valley Enological Society

Tatjana Schmidt-Derstroff
Heidemarie Schroter

Okanagan College Foundation strives for accuracy in recognizing donors. Please contact us at 1-888-650-6968 regarding any discrepancies.