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Thank You from the GDC Foundation!

Thanks to you, we've raised not just $5,900, but $6,100!

Thanks to last minute donations our total is now $6,100 for the campaign!

The GDC Foundation has been working since 2006 to raise funds to support the design profession in Canada. Thanks to your generosity, we've been able to give student scholarships, our first grant, and build a benevolent fund. We can now also begin the process of becoming a registered charity.
Year-end Campaign Donations

$3,356  Operations Fund
$2,450  Cheryl Lynn Rutledge Northern Indigenous Student Award
$100  Ray Hrynkow Scholarship

Special thanks go to Canada Type, major donor of the campaign, for supporting the Cheryl Lynn Rutledge Northern Indigenous Student Award. Thanks also go to Wilson School of Design Third Year Information Design Students who made a group donation to this scholarship! Thank you to Alexander Weitzel, Anna Ladd, Camille Clores, Christian Pagal, Christina Tran, Emlyn Rocha, Julian Doerschlag, Katie Koch, Kayli Koonar, Manesha Dulay, Miguel Peralta, Mikayla Croucher, Priya Sahota, Rachel De Freitas, Sarah Tan, Sukhman Jassal and instructor Michael Cober CGD.
Early Bird prize draw (Dec 15) winners received prizes supplied by Hemlock Printers: Amanda Maslany CGD, Judy Snaydon CGD, Marga Lopez CGD, Donika Wimalaratne, Natalie Nowkawal, and Alyssa Rewucki.

Those who donated $100 or more were entered in the final prize draw. The winners are: 

– Two tickets to a Vancouver Canucks game in 2022, from Spicers: Dale Simonson FGDC
–  $100 Gift Certificate from Clubcard Printing: 'Segun Olude CGD
– Special prize packs & swag from FunctionFox: Rachel De Freitas, Alexander Weitzel, Karen Brown CGD, Jim Hudson CGD, Steven Rosenberg FGDC
–  A set of IMERSS greeting cards depicting beautifully biodiverse Salish Sea settings, by artist Kath Boake Wüthrich: Mary Ann Maruska FGDC
– Award-winning olive oil from Met Printers: Doug Coates CGD, Don Dickson FGDC
– A set of Canadian Icon greeting cards from Riding the Pine: Andrew Boardman CGD
– Limited edition artsy cap & tote bag from Burdock Brewery: Ivan Meade-Trevino CGD, Matt Warburton FGDC, Oliver Oike CGD 
– An online yoga pass from One Yoga for the People: Jessalyn King
Font of the Month Club subscription: Emlyn Rocha, Miguel Peralta, Kevin Louis Design 
Mitchell Press Box of Wine, Chocolate, tea & more: Evan Kuz CGD
– The iconic Maxim/Dictum poster by Robert L. Peters FGDC: Dean McNeill CGD, David Coates FGDC

Thank you to all our generous prize donors!

If you missed our year-end campaign, you can still support the GDC Foundation with a donation at any time of the year. You can download our annual report, and read more about what we do > here.


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Thank you to donor Karen Brown CGD whose name was missed on the eNew list!



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