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November 29, 2005

Source: University of Regina:

KPMG employees support future business students

Release: November 29, 2005
Contact: Jim Duggleby, External Relations
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KPMG employees support future business students
A group of KPMG employees, many of whom are U of R alumni, made a $125,500 donation to the University of Regina’s Building Dreams and Futures campaign. The gift supports scholarships for the Faculty of Business Administration’s Business Excellence Program.

The employees committed $42,750 of the donation, with the KPMG Foundation providing the remainder through its employee donation matching program and an additional gift.

"Our alumni feel strongly that it is important to give back to their alma mater and to help support the youth of tomorrow while they pursue their business studies at the University of Regina," says Tom Robinson, regional managing partner, KPMG in Regina.

The Business Excellence Program enables students with a high school average greater than 85 per cent to enter the Faculty of Business Administration directly instead of completing their first year in a pre-business administration program. Approximately 125 outstanding students are accepted into the Business Excellence Program each year and receive a variety of benefits, including entrance scholarships. KPMG’s donation will help build an endowed fund to support these scholarships.

"Students and faculty are building the 21st century in our classrooms and labs today. KPMG’s investment supports this vital work, and it is inspiring to see alumni and their colleagues contributing to our University’s success," says University of Regina President Robert Hawkins. "The scholarships supported by this gift will help the University attract and retain the best and brightest students in Saskatchewan and beyond."

"The KPMG Foundation was designed to encourage and foster corporate philanthropy across the country and among our people," says Marilyn J. De Mara, Chair of the KPMG Foundation. "In addition to the numerous other sectors where we donate funds across the country, education comprises a large part of our corporate giving."

The KPMG Foundation acts as a catalyst in the mobilization of KPMG and its people in giving to their communities. More than providing an avenue for giving, the foundation helps drive KPMG’s mission to be a socially-responsible and civic-minded organization and promotes a culture in which its people thrive personally and professionally.

KPMG LLP is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International, the coordinating entity for a global network of professional services firms, providing audit, tax, and advisory services, with an industry focus. The aim of KPMG International member firms is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of their clients, people, and the capital markets. With nearly 94,000 people worldwide, member firms provide audit, tax, and advisory services from 717 cities in 148 countries.

Building Dreams and Futures is a $100 million campaign to raise funds for priority areas of the University of Regina, including student and research support, the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport, and new ideas and opportunities. Information on the Building Dreams and Futures campaign and how to make a contribution is available at
1-877-779-4723 and




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