Big donation for Niagara College

Niagara College students and employees gathered in the Welland Campus Learning Commons at 12:30 pm on April 11 to mark the single largest personal donation the College has ever received.

Eva Mary Lewis, a school teacher raised in Welland who had family ties to Niagara College, left $2.6 million to the college when she passed away in 2013 at the age of 99.

The contribution will support the Achieving Dreams Campaign, which is raising funds for Niagara College’s Capital Vision campus redevelopment projects, scholarships and bursaries, and equipment and learning resources.

In honour of Lewis’s generosity, the heart of the Welland Campus has been officially named the Eva M. Lewis Library and Learning Commons.