The firm has recently made major financial contributions to sponsor a room at Thames Valley Children’s Centre, plus a seminar room in the new Lassonde Pavilion at the University of Western Ontario. As well, we have established an annual $1,000 financial award to an undergraduate student in the UWO Engineering faculty.
John Bisset has led a team of employees participating in a dedicated 10K run to support the Make A Wish Foundation of Southwestern Ontario. The Make A Wish Foundation grants wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions. Over the last 10 years, the event has raised more than $285,000. Our goal for this year is to raise $20,000.
Chorley + Bisset Consulting Engineers Engineering Award
Awarded annually to a full-time student in 2nd or 3rd year of engineering, alternating between the Mechanical and Materials Engineering program and the Electrical and Computer Engineering program. The recipient must have a minimum 75% average, demonstrated financial need, and show participation in extracurricular activities. This award is valued at $2,100.
Chorley + Bisset donated $40,000 to Western University for their Building Tomorrow Campaign on our 40th Anniversary in 2013. The campaign raises funds for Western to upgrade their facilities, enhance sustainability features on campus, and add specialized spaces for research and innovation.
London Health Sciences Centre
Chorley + Bisset donated $75,000 to LHSC in 2013, to be distributed over 5 years. In total, Chorley + Bisset has donated over $167,000 during our long-term investment in the hospital, and are members of the London Health Sciences Foundation Victoria Society (for donors of $100,000-$499,000). Donations like ours help enable the hospital to invest in key technologies, equipment, and patient initiatives.
Thames Valley Children's Centre
Through sponsored canoe trips, George Chorley raised more than $250,000 for the Children's Centre. Originally associated with the Bunny Bundle canoe trip, the annual event evolved into the Chorley/Gonder canoe trip, a corporate fundraiser organized by George through the company.
Rope for Hope
Each year, two of our staff rappel 300 ft. down a building to raise money to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.