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Source: Brandon University

BU Receives New $10k Endowment In Business Administration

November 7, 2006

BRANDON, MB Ė In support of Brandon Universityís BU & YOU Campaign, Guild Insurance Brokers Inc. has made a $5,000 donation to BUís Business Administration program. The gift, fully matched by the Manitoba Scholarships & Bursaries Initiative (MSBI), creates a $10,000 endowment that will support the annual Murray Guild Memorial Award, valued at $500.

Darryl Andrews of Guild Insurance Brokers is pleased to support BUís Business students. "Murray Guild was a great friend and partner. On behalf of my brother Neil, we hope this endowment in some small way will help young entrepreneurs to reach their dreams. At Guild Insurance Brokers we believe in supporting our community which includes our continued support of Brandon University"

The Murray Guild Memorial Award will be awarded to a full-time student in the Business Administration program. Applicants must display community involvement & leadership, academic achievement, and financial need.

Guild Insurance Brokers Inc. (est. 1990) is a full-service independent insurance brokerage operating in Brandon, Manitoba. Their insurance professionals offer many types of different products, with a focus on value added services and customer satisfaction. They have a stellar record of community service in Brandon, of which their support of BU is only the most recent example.

BUís Business Administration students have a unique opportunity to combine a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences with core business areas such as accounting, finance, marketing and human resources. As a result of the breadth and depth of their preparation, BUís business gradates are in high demand from employers in a variety of sectors. Launched on May 28, 2004, The BU & YOU Campaign is the most ambitious and encompassing fundraising initiative in the history of Brandon University. To date, funds raised exceed $8.9 million. The BU & YOU Campaign is concentrated on: growing the campus infrastructure, enhancing learning and teaching resources, and succeeding with research and endowments.

For more information, or to arrange interviews about this donation, please contact:

Kelly Stifora Communications Officer Brandon University Phone: (204) 727-9762 Email:

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