REGINA, Sept. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - The Dilawri Foundation, established by cofounders Ajay, Tony and Kap Dilawri, announced today a half-million dollar donation to Luther College High School. The donation will establish the Dilawri Award for Students of Promise for students of academic promise who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend Luther College High School due to financial constraints. As an alum, Ajay Dilawri has a strong connection to Luther College High School.
"Luther College offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries and financial aid programs to assist families. This gift goes a long way towards enhancing our College's ability to educate students from all financial backgrounds," says Luther College President Dr. Bryan Hillis. "The Dilawri Foundation's generosity to Luther will have a positive impact on the daily lives of up to seven of our students every year."
Luther's reputation for delivering a high-quality education within a Christian context makes it one of the most academically respected high schools in Saskatchewan—producing graduates who impact lives, become well-respected community leaders and make significant contributions to society. Luther is proud to be the alma mater for Ajay Dilawri and others in the Dilawri family.
"We are proud to support organizations that provide equal access to education regardless of a student's financial situation. Investing in Regina's youth is special to our family as we have strong personal and business ties through Dilawri Group of Companies," says Ajay Dilawri. "I know personally that Luther College offers a liberal arts education that centers on individual attention, teaching excellence, and a global perspective in learning. The Dilawri Foundation believes in those values."
The Dilawri Foundation & Dilawri Group of Companies
For more than two decades, the Dilawri family has shown a deep commitment to supporting communities across Canada. With donations in the tens of millions, the generosity of the family has touched thousands of lives, and continues to leave a lasting impression. In 2002, founders Tony, Kap and Ajay Dilawri established The Dilawri Foundation to oversee the family's philanthropic activities. Through targeted philanthropy, The Dilawri Foundation continues to make a positive difference in the areas of health care, medical research and family services. For more information, please visit dilawrifoundation.ca. Dilawri Group of Companies is Canada's largest automotive group with 58 franchised dealerships representing 30 automotive brands throughout Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
SOURCE The Dilawri Foundation
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For further information: Angela Bethune, Alumni Relations and Communications Officer, Luther College High School, Cell: 306.552.9493, Office: 306.757.7393, firstname.lastname@example.org; Rosita Chakardan, Director, The Dilawri Foundation, Cell: 647.680.3663, email@example.com