Planned Giving
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Couple leaves lasting legacy at Camosun College
“I was amazed to learn there were so many aspects to choosing a career path. BEST helped me to focus on my strengths and interests and then plan my future.”
— Terry G.

Bryan and Kevin discovered BEST (Building Employment Success for Tomorrow) — Camosun College’s career exploration program — at a time in their lives together when they both felt a need to make a big change. The program launched them in new directions and sparked a connection to the college which continues into the future.

Kevin went on to take Camosun’s Environmental Technology program, then completed a Master’s degree in Environmental Science at Royal Roads University. Bryan found satisfaction as a driver with B.C. Transit.

“At the time, one of us needed a paying job,” he laughs, “and driving is perfect for me.”

Experiencing first-hand the challenges gay youth experience, and seeing barriers faced by Indigenous youth, Kevin and Bryan want to make a difference. They’ve decided to leave their estate to the college for the purpose of providing support to LGBTQQ2 and Indigenous students in financial need.

Bryan says it was simple to set things up. “We talked to our lawyer and then called the Camosun College Foundation. They provided the will language to our lawyer and made an agreement with us that ensures our intentions will be carried out.”

“The BEST program changed our lives completely,” says Kevin. “Now we’re thinking about how to give back.”