The Southdale Education Fund exists to alleviate the financial challenges that far too many young people face while pursuing post-secondary education.
Each year, the Southdale Education Fund will distribute at minimum a $1000 bursary to a deserving student from a single-parent family, facing financial challenges and living in the Westminster community of London, Ontario.
The bursary is intended to support students in whatever way that they need – whether it be tuition, textbooks, food, or bills.
- GOAL REACHED | Raise $1000 by January 25 2020
- Raise $5,000 by February 29 2020
- Raise $25,000 by December 31 2020
- Provide first Bursary to an eligible student by June 2021
The Southdale Education Fund will exist as an Endowment Fund through the London Community Foundation. This will allow us to establish a sustainable bursary that will continue to support students year after year.
To support the Southdale Education Fund through a financial donation please see our London Community Foundation Donor page.
All funds raised from January 22 – February 29 2020 through the Facebook Fundraiser and other fundraising efforts will be invested in the Southdale Education Fund through the London Community Foundation.
The Inspiration behind the Fund…
Despite what some people may think – Millennials were not born into a world of constant connection, addictive technology and the never-ending pull of the attention economy.
I can still remember the rotary dial phone that used to sit beside my mom’s bed in our “twisty stair house”. I remember living rooms without televisions… and televisions without cable. I remember our first computer ever, and everything it couldn’t do. I grew up knocking on my best friend’s door asking her if she wanted to come out and play. … More One Year Scroll Free