Vernon couple Kurt and Jutta Knuever have made a massive donation to Okanagan College that will more than double the annual financial support for students attending the Vernon campus.
The Knuevers gifted $210,000 to the college to create the K&J Knuever Legacy Awards, which will be used for up to $70,000 annually in tuition and living support for students in the trades or health-care assistant programs over the next three years.
“This donation has a significant impact on our campus and for our community,” Okanagan College North Okanagan regional dean Jane Lister said in a press release. “The Knuevers are not only helping students but responding to our community’s labour needs.”
The Knuevers are the former owners of Tekmar Control Systems, which they started in 1980 and sold in 2012.
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