Ian McLean (BA/BBA ’98) met his future wife, Hilary McLean (BBA ’99), when he walked her home as a volunteer of Laurier’s Foot Patrol. Since then, the McLeans have become extraordinary donors to their alma mater. They have created a scholarship, an award for school spirit, and seed funding for the Entrepreneurship in Science course.
Ian and Hilary were among the donors honoured at the Laurier Society Celebration. The annual event recognizes individuals, corporations and foundations that support Laurier in its mission to inspire lives of leadership and purpose.
The Laurier Students’ Union also received special recognition for the support students have provided to their university, while Barry Schneider (BA ’65) received a Laurier Society Philanthropy Award. Schneider has been a faithful donor for 32 years. His latest gift is a bursary to students in financial need; he is also a legacy donor, with plans to leave a bequest to Laurier in his will.
All of our donors have had an invaluable impact on Laurier’s students; we thank them for their outstanding leadership.