Deepak Binning Foundation establishes $200,000 endowment fund for students at KPU

Photos: KPU
Photos: KPU

THE Deepak Binning Foundation has established a $200,000 endowment fund for students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The funds will provide students with bursaries as well as a scholarship for the Punjabi Language and Culture program.

“Not only do the Binnings support local and provincial causes that matter, but they are also agents for social change,” said Christine Brodie, Director of the KPU Foundation, on Monday.

At a ceremony held at KPU in Surrey, Paul and Jas Binning along with Sadhu Binning presented the donation, which will support general student bursaries of $7,500 annually and a $2,500 scholarship in the Punjabi Language and Culture program.

“We are pleased to be able to support so many deserving students pursue post-secondary education through our partnership with KPU,” said Paul Binning.

“The endowment at KPU will be available in perpetuity and support student success through bursaries and scholarship for years to come,” said Dr. Salvador Ferreras, Provost and Vice President, Academic. “This is the truest demonstration of philanthropy and for that we are eternally grateful to the Binnings.”

The Deepak Binning Foundation was founded in 2000 by the Binning family after the loss of their son Deepak Binning to cancer. The foundation supports students at various educational institutions and BC Children’s Hospital.