“We are proud and delighted to be able to assist students with their post-secondary educations,” says Yasmin Thorpe.
“These students have very bright futures ahead of them,” added Rick Thorpe.
“We look forward to staying in touch with them and hearing about their accomplishments. And if in future they are inspired by the fact that someone supported their education, and they chose to do the same for others, what could be better?”
To date, the Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends fund has provided more than $70,000 in awards to students at Okanagan College.
The Thorpes have also established numerous awards for students entering or enrolled at UBC Okanagan.
“Rick and Yasmin Thorpe’s support has had, and will continue to have, an immense impact on many students at the College,” says Kathy Butler, Executive Director of the Okanagan College Foundation.
“Their generosity, and the generosity of so many donors in the region, directly reinforces the College’s mission to transform lives and communities.”