Annual Giving Fund

Meet Cynthia, Bennett, Melissa, and Gregg!


…These four students are here to thank you for your past, present and future donations to Cape Breton University, and most specifically the Alumni Annual Giving Campaign. All funds raised go directly to the CBU scholarship and bursary fund helping to attract high quality students as well to offset the financial burdens associated with post secondary educational costs.

Attending university and obtaining a degree is crucial in today’s society. It is thanks to individuals like you who are making this necessity possible for young people. Because of you, our students will become leaders in society, filling ranks of every industry and profession and making significant contributions to their community.

Gifts from alumni and friends of CBU help alleviate the increasing costs of a university education. By donating to the annual fund, you provide support that student’s like Cynthia, Bennett, Melissa & Greg need to be successful.

You provide the support they need to pursue their passions, achieve their goals, strive for excellence, and discover their future place within the world. By making a gift to CBU’s annual fund, you provide for our students to experience a lifetime of success, growth, and learning.
Your generosity helps perpetuate the tradition of academic excellence for today’s students, and tomorrow’s graduates.

alumni-bennett-annual-givingBennett McNutt
Bachelor of Arts, Honours History, Chancellor’s Scholarship

“I would like to thank the generous donors to Cape Breton University with whose support I am capable of focusing on my studies and volunteer work, making my times here as productive and enjoyable as possible. Your support is appreciated more than you know.”



Cynthia Vokey
Bachelor of  Community Studies, Bachelor of Business Administration, Rossetti Scholarship

“My CBU experience has been, and continues to be a very positive one. I am thankful for having the opportunity to study at such a progressive university while remaining at home in Cape Breton. The generous support of CBU Alumni and community donors has helped attract students to this fine institution by building the university’s endowment fund for scholarships. I am proud to say I was the recipient of a CBU scholarship during my time of study. Alumni and donors are to be congratulated for their continuing support of our islands university.”

alumni-gregg-annual-givingGregg Whitting
Bachelor of Business Administration, Academic All-Canadian, Academic Athletics Scholarship

“It has been a real help receiving contributions from donors and alumni of CBU during my time here at the university, I cannot thank them enough for their help and support through my education and can only praise them for their contributions and efforts in helping students like myself in going to university and receiving a degree at the end of it. Without them the opportunity for me to go to university would not have been an option and it is thanks to them that I will receive my BBA. They have given me the opportunity to peruse a dream and gain the experience I need for when I enter the “real world”.”


alumni-melissa-annual-givingMelissa Caume
Bachelor of Science, President’s Scholarship

“I will be graduating this year from the Bachelor of Science Program with an Honours in Biology. I was awarded the President’s Scholarship upon being accepted to Cape Breton University in 2009. I would like to personally thank all of the donors, alumni and friends for their contributions to scholarships and bursaries. Because of your generous donations I will finish my under grad debt free and will be able to go on to pursue graduate studies without financial worries.”


Have you made your one-time donation? It’s an investment that can always be made with confidence.

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