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Giving back

Our donors are the unsung heroes of our institution – the generous benefactors who believe in the power of education and invest in shaping the future. We are #SenecaProud to spotlight the remarkable individuals and organizations whose philanthropic spirit has transformed aspirations into achievements. Each donor story is a testament to the extraordinary impact that selflessness and generosity can have on the lives of our students.

Portrait of retired Seneca prof Jennifer Schroeder

Giving back stories

Retired Seneca prof continues to give back

After a 30-year career, Jennifer Schroeder still wants to do more

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Image of Kris Kelm, Community Impact Manager for Canada, OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, and Tatiana Mighiu, Coordinator, Opticianry program

Giving back stories

A new vision for experiential learning

Thanks to EssilorLuxottica and the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, Opticianry students have hands-on opportunities that benefit their education and the community

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    Philanthropy is as sweet as Honey

    Honey Abada, a Seneca Polytechnic graduate twice over, lives up to her namesake with her sweet personality and genuine care for others

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    The gift of giving back

    The Pay It Forward Challenge has raised more than $250,000 to help students in need, thanks to alumni like Cathy Rivard

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    The RISE of women’s entrepreneurship

    The HELIX RISE Summit, developed in partnership with Scotiabank, will feature successful female leaders who will share their experiences as entrepreneurs

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Portrait of Honey Abada, a Seneca Polytechnic graduate

Giving back stories

Philanthropy is as sweet as Honey

Honey Abada, a Seneca Polytechnic graduate twice over, lives up to her namesake with her sweet personality and genuine care for others

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Portrait of Cathy Rivard, Seneca alumni

Giving back stories

The gift of giving back

The Pay It Forward Challenge has raised more than $250,000 to help students in need, thanks to alumni like Cathy Rivard

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Portrait of Chris McMartin, Small Business National Lead, The Scotiabank Women Initiative

Giving back stories

The RISE of women’s entrepreneurship

The HELIX RISE Summit, developed in partnership with Scotiabank, will feature successful female leaders who will share their experiences as entrepreneurs

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By the Numbers

388
Number of new donors
$10.2M
Total fundraising revenue
7,261
Number of gifts received
1,307
Number of donors who generously
supported Seneca
$30.3M
Value of Seneca’s endowment
as of March 31, 2023

By the Numbers

388
Number of new donors
$10.2M
Total fundraising revenue
7,261
Number of gifts received
1,307
Number of donors who generously
supported Seneca
$30.3M
Value of Seneca’s endowment
as of March 31, 2023

Donor List 2022–2023

See this year’s generous donors and sponsors who support Seneca students.
Read the list here