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Apr
24,
2012

Appleby College celebrates 100 years of excellence with Centennial Gala

On Saturday May 12, Appleby College will welcome more than 600 of Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga’s most influential business and community leaders to its 12th biennial gala auction.

I’m pleased to be an auction sponsor for this special fundraising event in celebration of the College’s 100-year history, supporting the ongoing enhancement of Appleby College student life.

Fascinating minds since 1911, Oakville’s Appleby College has established a global reputation as an innovative leader in the development of teaching and learning methodologies.

Founded by John S. H. Guest, Appleby opened its doors on September 14, 1911. That day, the school welcomed its first students, 29 boys who arrived from as far away as Chicago and Winnipeg.

“What started as an all-boys’ school in one building on 32 acres of land is today a 725-student strong community on a 60-acre campus, welcoming young men and women from more than 30 countries around the world,” said Guy McLean, Appleby College’s Principal.

Rich in history with an impressive legacy, Appleby has achieved a number of significant milestones and developments which have propelled the day and boarding school continuously forward in the area of academics, arts, athletics and service.
Appleby College’s curriculum offers an exceptionally diverse education that combines rigorous academics with dynamic arts, athletics and community service. As a not-for-profit, 100% of tuition fees paid to Appleby College are directed towards its educational program. Capital building projects that improve student and community life are funded by donations from the Appleby and greater Oakville communities. For more information, visit www.appleby.on.ca.

“Give where you live” is a slogan adopted by many charitable organizations across North America, but it really does sum up my own personal philanthropic objectives and the approach of The Dan Cooper Team when it comes to donations and giving back to the community.

Spring signals a fresh start for many of us, but none more so than the many worthy charitable organizations around us. My team and I support a number of youth organizations, everything from minor sports teams to major campaigns that will have a significant impact on the quality of life we enjoy here in the Oakville and Burlington areas.

I have chosen a number of outstanding organizations in which to make significant contributions, most of which will have visible campaigns beginning very soon – Appleby College is just one of the many organizations we support.