A large donation to Brandon University will help launch a new program this fall for Indigenous students.
The donation from Daphne Wagner and her husband David Green, along with their children Lita and Michael, will assist Indigenous students in transitioning to post-secondary life.
“David and I believe that education is a powerful tool to improve lives, and enhance self-sufficiency, not only for the individual but for family and community,” Daphne said.
“We are privileged to partner with Brandon University to increase the reach and efficacy of their existing programs.”
The new program will be called the Al and Bee Wagner Indigenous Transition Program and launch in fall 2020 with academic tutoring and mentorship.
Wagner is an alumna of BU with degrees from the School of Music and the Faculty of Arts. She and Green have also previously funded a BU music bursary.
The donation will be delivered over the next five years and fully cover startup and costs for those years of the program, as well as its regular assessment.
— With files from Brandon University