Okanagan College Employee Campaign

Okanagan College Employees Give
Devin Rubadeau holding a sign that says he gives so students can succeed.

When Okanagan College employees give, it speaks volumes.

This is because these individuals often have unique insight into precisely what's needed based on their close relationship to the College.

At Okanagan College, the Foundation recognizes the value of employee contributions, and so the Okanagan College employee campaign is a fundraising initiative that enables everyone to come together with all our diversity of interests. 

The campaign provides opportunities for our internal community to fund initiatives with a personal touch - or even create something as a group. You have the option of deciding where your generosity is directed.

Know that your gifts are helping students succeed and helping realize the goal of better facilities to match the quality of education we offer.

Caring Starts Here Family

Hear from some of our staff first-hand on why they give here.

Below are several recent stories highlighting gifts made by Okanagan College faculty.

Bill Gillett holding a sign explaining why he supports students.

Dean of Business creates award for global education

Business students at Okanagan College will have the opportunity to take their education to new heights thanks to an award established by Bill and Kathy Gillett. Bill is the Dean of the Okanagan College School of Business.Bill Gillett Giving Tuesday Nov 2018

The Gilletts have committed $20,000 to create the Okanagan School of Business Dean's Scholarship. The scholarship will provide two annual awards of $2,500 to third- or fourth-year business students who choose to study at one of Okanagan College’s 16 partner institutions around the world.

“Business is global, and I think it’s so important for students to have a multi-cultural experience,” says Bill.

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Brenda Ridgeley-Ketchell on why she set gives to Okanagan College

Brenda Ridgeley-Ketchell is the department Chair of Office Administration. Brenda set up her own award to support single mothers in the Office Administration program.  

Payroll Deduction or One-Time Donation

Okanagan College provides a simple way for employees to make a charitable gift to the College and the future of its students. Employees can make a lump sum donation, or choose to break down their contribution into bi-weekly payments through payroll deduction.

Funds can be designated for a variety of purposes, including the Caring Starts Here Family Campaign and the Annual Campaign Fund - used by Deans and program chairs to support their most pressing initiatives - and could include support for new programs, purchase of books, technology or equipment.

You can complete the Online Payroll Deduction Form or download the Payroll Deduction Form (link will open in a new window) and submit the completed form to the Foundation office. Donations made in this manner will receive a charitable tax receipt.

50/50 Staff Lottery
Many of our employees take part in the Staff Lottery, which is held every two weeks, with winners typically receiving more than $500 - all while contributing to a great cause - helping students in financial crisis. To find out more about the Staff Lottery, click here.
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