THUNDER BAY – LIVING – As a course requirement for the Fundraising and Events Management class at Confederation College, the 3rd-year Business Administration – Marketing students hosted a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser in support of the Children’s Centre Foundation Sunday. The event took place at Daytona’s Restaurant, welcoming members of the community to join for just $10 a ticket. Students sought out donations from local businesses to enhance fundraising efforts through an on-site raffle. In addition, John Collins from Daytona’s made a generous $2 donation from every regular menu item sold during the event. All proceeds are being donated to the Children’s Centre Foundation.
“We chose to support the Children’s Centre Foundation for this project because we believe in the work that they do to support children and families in our community,” said Delaney Read, a 3rd-year Business Administration – Marketing student. “The Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser will help the Children’s Centre Foundation in supporting programs and services that improve and enrich the lives of children. We have been motivated to fundraise as much as we can by the hard work that the Foundation does.”
Foundation Coordinator Dayna Pupeza shared her gratitude for the students’ efforts. “It was wonderful collaborating with the 3rd-year students and their instructor Kristina Baraskewich,” she said. “The students dedicated both school and personal time to achieve their goals. Working with community members, I am confident they will be able to make a meaningful contribution in support of the Children’s Centre Foundation. I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for these bright and talented individuals.”
Kristina Baraskewich, Instructor in the Business Marketing programs at Confederation College also acknowledged her students’ hard work. “I am so proud of all that the students have accomplished,” she said. “Facilitating hands-on opportunities to reinforce learning is what Confederation College stands for. An activity like this gives the students a chance to apply the theory learned in the classroom to a real-world experience with the real-world challenges and limitations faced when planning an event. The dedication, professionalism, creativity and philanthropic spirit each of my students have demonstrated is truly impressive.”
To learn more about the Business Administration – Marketing program and to apply, visit www.confederationcollege.ca/marketingadmin.