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Memorial Giving

Memorial gifts may acknowledge a much admired professor; recognize an individual who impacted a life; memorialize a student or colleague; or honour a loved one.

Donations collected through memorial funds are awarded to students as scholarships, bursaries or academic awards.

A gift notification will be sent to the individual or family member specified at the time of giving and donors will receive a tax receipt.

For more information contact Denise Lach at 905-815-4299, or

To make a memorial donation for someone not listed below please click here.


 John Sabourin


John "Snappy" Sabourin 

John Sabourin attended the Technical Production Program at Sheridan College, and celebrated that community environment – with those both offstage and on. He sewed costumes and built scenery with equal zeal, but thrived while working up in the grid. A champion of both the underdog and an impossible challenge, “Snappy” emerged as a natural leader and gifted teacher, and spread his enthusiasm for stagecraft and music throughout North America. With his singular blend of humour and kindness, he seemed to be the soul-mate of every person he ever met.

Your gift to the John Sabourin Memorial Award will contribute to an award which will be presented to a deserving student for outstanding achievement in technical production, and who exemplifies Sab’s infallible inclusive spirit.

Donate to the John Sabourin Memorial Award





Cathy Elliott

Cathy Elliott, June 5,1957 - October 15, 2017

The Cathy Elliott Memorial Award was created to honour Cathy Elliott, an award-winning Indigenous playwright whose musicals, Moll and Starlight Tours, were workshopped at Sheridan’s Canadian Music Theatre Project. Your gift to the Cathy Elliott Memorial Award will be added to the endowment, with the annual accrued interest being used to encourage and support an aspiring Indigenous student artist pursuing studies at Sheridan in Music Theatre Performance, Technical Production for the Performing Arts Industry or the Visual and Creative Arts programs.

Donate to the Cathy Elliott Memorial Award