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Fredericton Loyalist Gives over 100 000 to UNB

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Posted on Jul 5, 2010

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Charles and Pat MacDonald have established a $4,000 annual scholarship at the University of New Brunswick.

Although neither attended UNB, their son received scholarships while completing two degrees at UNB so the couple understands the importance of financial support.

“Our kids are doing well and I was quite successful in my investments,” explains Mr. MacDonald, as reasons why the couple decided to share their wealth. “Plus it’s a Loyalist establishment.”

Mr. MacDonald appreciates UNB’s Loyalist history because he spent the first ten years of retirement from the federal Department of Transport researching his genealogy and has proven nine documented Loyalist ancestors.

“As part of our 225th anniversary celebrations, we want people to be informed about UNB’s past. It’s clear that the MacDonalds already know and appreciate UNB’s long and rich history, ” says UNB president, Eddy Campbell. “We’re so glad that they’ve decided to be part of our success story by creating a scholarship.”

The Charles MacDonald Scholarship will annually support a New Brunswick student with excellent grades and financial need. MacDonald’s gift will be matched 50 cents on the dollar by the New Brunswick University Opportunities Fund.

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