Dominion of Canada General Insurance Co. Makes $100,000 Unrestricted Gift

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, a supporter of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) since 1996, has made another substantial contribution to the university through the Building a Legacy Campaign. The Company has made an unrestricted donation of $100,000, which means that UPEI can apply the funds to projects or programs that are top priority.

"The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company is one of the most active writers of general insurance in PEI. They have been established for generations and have distributed their insurance policies through a number of local independent agencies, which have also supported the campaign," says Fred Hyndman, member of the UPEI Board of Governors and Building a Legacy Campaign Cabinet.

Canadian owned and operated, The Dominion has been serving Canadians since 1887, when Sir John A. Macdonald became the company's first president. Since then, The Dominion has grown to be one of the country's largest property and casualty insurance companies.

"Participating in the enhancement of the communities in which we invest and do business is a core value of The Dominion," says George L. Cooke, president and chief executive officer of the Company. "Prince Edward Island has always provided a stable business environment, and we have enjoyed excellent relations with policy holders, independent brokers, business partners, and government officials. We are honoured to have the opportunity to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the province by supporting UPEI."

The Building a Legacy Campaign is a $50 million fundraising campaign to support enhanced academic programs, capital expansion, increased scholarships and bursaries, new research chairs, and a range of improvements across the campus. Building a Legacy is the most comprehensive and ambitious campaign in the history of UPEI. The campaign's objective is to generate widespread support, locally and across the country, to strengthen the University's capacity as an institution devoted to academic and research excellence.

Anne McCallum
Media Relations and Communications
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