Calgary-area businessman and rancher J.C. (Jack) Anderson will sell the vehicles in a public, celebratory auction, dubbed 100 Cars and Trucks for our 100th Year, that will be a cornerstone event of the college’s centennial year.
“Jack has again given us a remarkably incredible gift,” said Olds College president Dr. Tom Thompson. “It’s not just the seven-figure cash donation that will flow from the auction, but the auction itself has amazing potential to shine an enormous spotlight on our college as we celebrate 100 years of education excellence. We are beyond grateful.”
Anderson will allow the college to decide how to best use the proceeds, but it is likely that the next capital building campaign and year-long centennial celebration will be beneficiaries. Anderson donated $1 million to the college in 2007.