The Daniels Corporation Partners with George Brown to Invest in Construction Sector

From left to right. Jasper Soren, Farhad Masoomi, Gary Teelucksingh, Cindy Gouveia, Adel Esayed, Don Pugh, Luigi Ferrara, Lisa Rogers, Adrian Czuba

Photo: (From left to right) Jasper Soren, Farhad Masoomi, Gary Teelucksingh, Cindy Gouveia, Adel Esayed, Don Pugh, Luigi Ferrara, Lisa Rogers, Adrian Czuba

The Daniels Corporation generously donated $50,000 to George Brown College’s Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET) during a ceremony on July 5, 2017 at Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts community. The donation comprised a $50,000 gift from The Daniels Corporation to establish an endowment, funding in perpetuity the Daniels Leadership in Education Scholarship beginning the 2017/2018 academic year. The Daniels Leadership in Education Scholarship is open to sole-support students in the Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management.

“This gift is in keeping with The Daniels Corporation’s philosophy of taking social and economic considerations into account in everything we do,” said Don Pugh, Vice-President of The Daniels Corporation. “We appreciate how important trades, craftspeople and construction managers are to delivering solidly built homes that stand the test of time. For us, this donation is an investment in the future of the construction industry. Our support will simultaneously assist construction students in financial need, and help to ensure that The Daniels Corporation will continue to have access to competent, well-trained employees for years to come.”

The ceremony was followed by a brief tour of the Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts and soon to be home to George Brown College’s Centre of Innovation. Present for the tour were Vice-President of The Daniels Corporation, Don Pugh; George Brown College Foundation President, Cindy Gouveia; Dean of CCET, Adel Esayed; Dean of CADIT, Luigi Ferrara; Gary Teelucksingh, a member of the Foundation Board of Directors; Foundation Senior Development Officer, Krisztina Arany; and Lisa Rogers from the college’s 50th Anniversary Committee. Three members of the Daniels’ team who work on the Daniels Waterfront community in various capacities, from construction estimating to on-site supervision, are alumni of the George Brown College Construction Management program were also on hand, bringing a “full circle” aspect to the ceremony.

Dean of the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies, Adel Esayed stated that “George Brown College is always pleased to collaborate with forward-thinking companies in the construction sector willing to make tangible expressions of their commitment to the industry by investing in George Brown College students.”

Esayed’s sentiments were reinforced by President of the George Brown College Foundation Cindy Gouveia, who said, “Through this kind gift, The Daniels Corporation continues to show its commitment to the future of the construction sector by helping deserving students pursue their goals of working in the industry. It is therefore befitting that George Brown College graduates are employed by Daniels on this site, developing the future home for the Centre for Innovation.”

How to apply for a Daniels Leadership in Education Scholarship

  • To be eligible for this award, students must:
  • Be sole-support full-time students in the Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management
  • Demonstrate the need for financial assistance
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Display active involvement in their community

Students must complete an awards application on STU-View where you can find a step-by-step guide to the new application process.

For more information about this gift, please contact Krisztina Arany, Senior Development Officer at the George Brown College Foundation, at (416) 415-5000 ext. 4356 or at karany@georgebrown.ca.