This is not meant to be a charity ride. However…
At Pearson College, all students attend on full scholarships and these scholarships are funded through charitable gifts. If I were not taking this mini-sabbatical, I would be doing everything I could to encourage people to support funding for our scholarships.
If I had two wishes for those who happen upon this page it would be to help us fund two things:
Gifts to replace our fleet of bicycles on campus. We would like to buy a dozen Kona “Africa” bicycles. These are durable bikes built to be tough and reliable. For every three Kona bikes that are purchased, the company donates one bike to a community in an African country where such a gift can make a huge difference.
The second would be a scholarship in recognition of UWCs 50th Anniversary.
Twelve Kona “Africa” bicycles would cost about $5,000. A two year scholarship would cost $80,000 or, if it were endowed in perpetuity, could be done with a gift of $800,000.
Donations can be made on the Pearson College website – just note in the special instructions if you wish to direct the gift.