Concordia Receives $5.6-Million Gift to Spark Creative Minds; Largest Gift Ever to Quebec-Based Fine Arts Faculty
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Concordia Receives $5.6-Million Gift to Spark Creative Minds; Largest Gift Ever to Quebec-Based Fine Arts Faculty

This content is a press release from our partner Business Wire. The AP newsroom and editorial departments were not involved in its creation. MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 14, 2019–Concordia has received the largest gift in Quebec history towards a university-based fine arts faculty. The Peter N. Thomson Family Trust has given $5.6-million to Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts to support students in three key areas: graduate scholarships, field school awards and an art innovation fund. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190314005612/en/ Concordia University in Montreal, QC, is among the world’s top 100 universities in the Art and Design category, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject. (Photo: Business Wire) Before his death in 2011, Montreal native and Bahamas resident Peter N. Thomson began discussing a bequest with his family. He wanted to donate a substantial part of his wealth towards deserving students, emerging artists and young entrepreneurs. He entrusted each of his children with the honor of recommending the institutions and programs they thought best matched his wishes. His stepdaughter, Leslie Raenden, chose Concordia ’s Faculty of Fine Arts as beneficiary. “I think Peter would have taken great pride in knowing that we now […]

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