College President Lauds Whitney for Contributions

Much of the work currently under way on the Sheridan College campus has been funded by the Whitney Benefits Foundation.

College President Dr. Paul Young spoke of Whitney's contributions last week during an event that unveiled final plans for the new Whitney Center for the Arts and launching a campaign to raise the final $4 million needed to complete the facility.

He noted that Whitney Benefits contributed $16 million to the art center project, 80 percent of the total cost. He said Whitney's contribution completely funded the cost of construction, leaving only the $4 million cost to equip the new facility. He said that's only part of what the foundation has contributed in recent years.

The new art center will include 48,000 of new construction, plus remodeling of 12,000 square feet of the old art wing, for a total 60,000 square feet. The college president spoke briefly of the history of the college in Sheridan.

The $4 million that college administrators hope to raise in the current campaign will finance academic equipment, technology and furnishings, including 422 seats for the concert hall that will replace the C-TEL presentation hall.

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