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University of the West Indies Benefit Gala 2013

UWI Benefit Gala 2013

The University of the West Indies (UWI) hosted its 4th Annual Black Tie Toronto Benefit Gala on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto under the distinguished patronage of Hon. G. Raymond Chang, OJ.

The proceeds of the gala supported the UWI Scholarship Fund. The event, celebrated and paid tribute to significant leaders of Caribbean heritage:

  • Luminary Award
    • Boxing legend Dr. Lennox Lewis
    • Cardiovascular surgeon and philanthropist Dr. Budhendranauth Doobay
  • Chancellor's Award
    • The University of Toronto
  • Vice Chancellor's Award
    • Dr. Upton Allen, Sick Kids Hospital and University of Toronto Professor
    • Mr. Nicholas Brathwaite, co-founder of PETNA
    • Dr. Mary Anne Chambers, former Provincial Cabinet Minister
    • Professor Jamal Dean, McMaster University
    • Douglas Orane, non-Executive Chairman, GraceKennedy Limited
    • Ms. Brigitte Shim, Architect and University of Toronto professor

Since the inaugural gala in 2010, 75 scholarships have been awarded to deserving young academic achievers who lack the necessary funds to realize their goals. One of the scholarship recipients is a medical student from the inner city of Kingston, Jamaica, who was discovered to be homeless. Recognizing his potential and determination, the UWI scholarship has ensured that he will have the opportunity to realize his dream. The need is immense and we believe the ripple effect of the students' contributions to their respective societies will be enormous! It is for this reason that Adriaans & Associates are honoured to support the efforts of the UWI and to be chosen as the Event Planners.

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