A Focus on Giving The Joyce Foundation, founded by Canadian entrepreneur Ron Joyce (LLD ’98) and his family, recently announced a $5-million donation to Mount Allison University to establish The Joyce Foundation Purdy Crawford Bursary Fund. The foundation made the gift in honour and in memory of Purdy Crawford, Mount Allison alumnus, former chancellor, and Canadian leader in law, business, and philanthropy. Crawford passed away in August 2014 at the age of 82. “This donation is thoughtful and purposeful, and will help many, many current and future students attend Mount Allison,” says University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert Campbell. Mount Allison receives major gift for student bursaries in honour of alumnus BY LAURA DILLMAN RIPLEY at Mount Allison who are in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. The award will also consider extracurricular activities and other attributes. Up to 12 bursaries will be available each academic year for Mount Allison students, with a preference for students from New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada. Ron Joyce, centre, makes the announcement of a $5-million donation from The Joyce Foundation to establish The Joyce Foundation Purdy Crawford Bursary Fund. From left to right: Mount Allison Vice-President, University Advancement, Gloria Jollymore (’77); two of Purdy Crawford’s daughters and Mount Allison graduates Suzanne (’79) and Sarah Crawford (’95); Ron Joyce (LLD ’98); and his son Steven at a recent donor appreciation event at Mount Allison. “This will ease their financial burden and allow them to grow and foster academic, extracurricular, and leadership skills, which they will use throughout their lives. We thank Mr. Joyce and The Joyce Foundation for this consequential gift.” Joyce says he is pleased to support Purdy Crawford’s forward thinking with the establishment of the awards. “Purdy Crawford was a great man. One of his dreams was to see that no young person is unable to attend university because of financial reasons.” The Joyce Foundation Purdy Crawford Bursary, valued at $20,000 ($5,000 renewable over four years), will be awarded to current and future students 26 / THE RECORD / Winter 2015