Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park Donates $5,000 to CA

March 9, 2022 2 min read

For 40 years, Calgary Academy has been fortunate to have many generous donors. These individuals and organizations have helped provide funds to further innovation, helping give students the best chance at thriving in their learning.

Recently, CA was presented with a $5,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park that will purchase 150 individual whiteboards and markers for classrooms. This purchase will support students to brainstorm, draw out ideas, and collaborate more effectively with their classmates.

“We see firsthand every day the resilience of our students. Children adapt and find creative ways to learn no matter what. Calgary Academy is one of those schools that continuously provides flexible and dynamic environments for students to learn in their own ways, and we are excited to be able to continue that thanks to this incredible donation.” – Patricia Lisevich, Director of Philanthropy at CA.

Donna Kennedy, Project Research committee member at Partners of Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park, presented the cheque to Tim Carlson, Principal from CA.  While the chosen organizations go through a careful selection process, Donna also has a personal connection to the school. Her grandson is a current Grade 4 student at CA, and she has seen first-hand the positive impact CA has had on his life.

“We go out, and we look for organizations that we think would be a good fit for us, and this year, Calgary Academy’s name came up as an option. I’ve seen how my grandson has started to thrive since coming to CA, so this donation to the school was a natural fit. Seeing the hopes that he has now because of Calgary Academy has been incredible.” – Donna Kennedy

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