Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) held their annual Donor Appreciation dinner on November 22, 2018 at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey.
The event was hosted by the KPU Foundation and emceed by Stephanie Howes, KPU Interim Dean of Business. Opening remarks were provided by Dr. Alan Davis, president and vice-Chancellor of KPU.
The event was an opportunity for donors and award recipients to meet each other. Over $182,000 was awarded to KPU students that evening.
Kathy Rogers CPA CMA, chair of the CPABC Surrey/Langley/North Delta, and Carl Markwart CPA CGA, past chair, attended the event on behalf of the chapter and the CPA Education Foundation.
Carl Markwart delivered the official donor address on behalf of all donors in attendance. In his speech, he highlighted the Chapter’s matching gift of $10,000 towards the David Sale FCPA FCGA Endowment Fund as an example of the support donors can provide to KPU students. These supports help students better manage the financial cost of their education.
This year’s KPU Student recipients included:
CPAEF Awards – Zachary Bay and Sandy Chu; and
CPABC Surrey/Langley/North Delta Award – Davinder Bhatti.
Said Rogers, “We congratulate all of these students and wish them the very best in their future careers.”