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| HITHER & yon | Charles MacDonald takes care not to disturb the contents when fl ipping through a binder of correspondence he's collected from students that he's supported with scholarships at the University of New Brunswick. His neatly-arranged compilation is packaged with information on the 13 students who have received the Patricia and Charles MacDonald Scholarship, each unique in their abilities and their aspirations. Inside, there are thank-you letters, group pictures, news clippings and the annual fi nancial update on his scholarship fund. It's a collection Charles treasures, both for his connection to the students and the university. "It seemed like the right thing to do," Charles said of his investment. "Most of the people who get the scholarship are on the Dean's List and do some important community work. Hopefully, this gives them an opportunity." Charles, whose family established roots in Fredericton more than 200 years ago, grew up on Charlotte Street, went to Smythe Street School and Fredericton High School. After graduation, he worked on the Mid-Canada Line designed to protect North America during the Cold War and later developed his technical skills aboard the HMCS Restigouche and HMCS Bonaventure during six years in the Royal Canadian Navy. Charles and Pat married in 1967, shortly after his return to Fredericton. When their son Ian, (BSc, '90, BEd '91) attended UNB on a scholarship, they came to realize what this support means, not only to students but to families. For more information or to help us ensure your wishes are fulfi lled, please contact: Mr. Kim Anderson Manager of Estate Gifts (506) 453-4524 anderk@unb.ca Ms. Marion Williams Sr. Development Offi cer (506) 648-5989 mwilliam@unb.ca unb.ca/itbeginshere Charles, centre, pauses for a photo after meeting with Daniel He and April Yates (BSc '15), recipients of the Patricia and Charles MacDonald Scholarship. When Charles retired in 1990 with a portfolio of successful investments, he was in a position to make a difference. Although he did not graduate from UNB, he wanted to open doors for students and hopes his efforts will serve as inspiration for other community members, including those like him who have not attended UNB, to provide student support. In 2010, he established the Patricia and Charles MacDonald Scholarship, which currently provides full- tuition support annually to three UNB students and will be enhanced by a bequest from Charles. In September, the scholarship will have supported 16 UNB students. SUPPORT FROM A FRIEND PLAN YOUR BEQUEST HELP TOMORROW'S STUDENTS It's easy to have an impact: A $25,000 bequest in your will creates a $1,000 scholarship for students forever. it begins here THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK Charles, centre, pauses for a photo after meeting with Daniel He (BScEng) and April Yates (BSc'15), recipients of the Patricia and Charles MacDonald Scholarship.

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