Annual Fundraising Breakfast

How Can We Respond to Pope Francis’ Call to Support Catholic Higher Education?

 
We invite you to join us for our 15th Annual Fundraising Breakfast to help support Catholic Higher Education in Vancouver.
 
Hear from Dr. Mark G. McGowan, who will deliver a thought-provoking and inspirational talk about why Pope Francis has become such a strong advocate for Catholic education, and how we can all answer his call.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast, as well as a stirring performance by the Corpus Christi Chamber Choir.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. Registration; 9:30 a.m. Seated for Breakfast
Place: Vancouver College Alumni Gym, 5400 Cartier Street, Vancouver (Parking on Hudson and 39th)
 
Cost: This is a non-ticketed event. At the Breakfast event, guests will be asked to make a donation, for which an Official Tax Receipt will be issued. See below for Sponsorship Opportunities.

Reserve Your Seat Today!

To RSVP and/or become a table sponsor, please contact Florence Allaye-Chan at fchan@corpuschristi.ca or 604-822-6862.

Become a Sponsor

Event Sponsorship

  • Platinum - $15,000
  • Gold - $10,000
  • Silver - $5,000
  • Bronze - $2,500

At this level, event sponsors receive highly visible acknowledgement. Additionally, event sponsors also receive a table to host their special guests.

What we offer our Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsors:

  • Prominent recognition on event display screen
  • Sponsor name and logo in program
  • For businesses, half-page corporate advertisement in program
  • Sponsor name and/or logo on stmarkscollege.ca and corpuschristi.ca websites
  • Sponsor name and logo sign at your table
  • A pair of complimentary concert tickets for you, and each guest at your table, to the Christmas performance by Corpus Christi College Chamber Choir

Table Sponsorship – $1,000

Sponsor a table of 10 and invite your special guests. We ask you to choose guests who understand the value to the Church that successful operations of these post- secondary and post-graduate Colleges provide in our Archdiocese. It is our hope that the presentation by our speaker and the information provided at the breakfast will motivate your guests to make a gift to our Colleges. All gifts are eligible for tax receipts.

What we offer Table Sponsors:

  • Sponsor name and logo in program
  • For businesses, half-page corporate advertisement in program
  • Sponsor name and/or logo on stmarkscollege.ca and corpuschristi.ca websites
  • Sponsor name and logo sign at your table
  • A pair of complimentary concert tickets to the Christmas performance by Corpus Christi College Chamber Choir

About the Keynote Address

Speaker: Award-Winning Educator and Author Dr. Mark G. McGowan
 

Title of Talk: "Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, and Catholic Higher Education"

In the Pope’s recent apostolic exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, he identifies education as a solution to the problem of secularization, which is causing “a growing deterioration of ethics, a weakening of the sense of personal and collective sin, and a steady increase in relativism....” The Pope calls for an education that “teaches critical thinking and encourages the development of mature moral values.”

About Dr. McGowan
An award-winning author and public advocate for Catholic education, Dr. McGowan is a Professor of History at the University of Toronto and Principal Emeritus of St. Michael’s College. A recipient of four university teaching awards, he has served as a trustee for the Durham Catholic District School Board and is currently the Senior Academic Advisor to the Dean of Arts & Science at U of T.