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2019 Philanthropy Awards celebrate three loyal and generous donors

Mike Stork (BBA ’77), Hennie Stork (BA ’77) and Randy McGlynn (BBA ’72) honoured

Three of Laurier’s most loyal and generous donors were celebrated during the 2019 Laurier Philanthropy Awards. This year's recipients are Randy McGlynn (BBA ’72), Mike Stork (BBA ’77) and Hennie Stork (BA ’77).

The Laurier Philanthropy Awards are bestowed annually to members of the university's donor community who exemplify the spirit of philanthropy and demonstrate a lasting dedication to Laurier's mission, vision and values.

McGlynn has been a supporter of Laurier for more than 40 years, with gifts supporting student athletes, Laurier Athletics and students in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. In 2007, McGlynn established the McGlynn Family Scholarship, an annual award that provides financial support to an undergraduate student athlete enrolled in the honours Bachelor of Business Administration program. McGlynn has also served as a member of Laurier’s Board of Governors and the Lazaridis School's Dean’s Advisory Council.

Mike and Hennie Stork have contributed to the advancement of Laurier through their generous giving of time, talent and financial support.

The Storks' support includes a commitment of $1 million to Laurier in 2014, which established the Laurier Startup Fund. The fund serves as a course for students in upper-year undergraduate and graduate studies at the Lazaridis School, where they learn about investing in early-stage companies alongside seasoned investors and entrepreneurs. In addition to the couple's many volunteer contributions in Waterloo Region, Mike Stork currently serves on the Lazaridis School's Dean’s Advisory Council and is a past member of the university's President’s Council of Advisors.

In the photo: Laurier President Deborah MacLatchy, left, pictured with Laurier Philanthropy Award recipients Mike Stork, Hennie Stork and Randy McGlynn, as well as Bridget McMahon, assistant vice-president, alumni and community engagement.

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