Campaign for CIG's new Home

Donate now: help us complete the CIG's new home!

The acquisition of the new premises of the Canadian Institute in Greece was a bold step forward in responding to the Institute’s growing needs. The project, whose launch coincided with the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, highlights a new vision for the Canadian Institute in Greece as it embarks on its fifth decade of research and education in Hellenic studies.

The new building holds 450 m2 of space over three floors, with a large open rooftop of another 150 m2. That means more than 6,000 square feet of usable space for offices, library, archives, classroom and seminar area, lecture hall, reception and living space. To help pay for the purchase and renovation of this building, we established an ambitious goal of $1,000,000, to be reached within two years.

By the summer of 2020, the campaign had raised over $900,000. The building has been transformed and we were able to move into our new premises in late October 2020. We wish to express our deep appreciation to the many donors for their generous contributions toward the realization of this important project.

We now need to raise a further $100,000 in order to complete the renovation of the roof terrace.

There are still some “Naming Opportunities” available (see List below) that may be of interest to major donors. Please help us in this campaign for the new home of the Canadian Institute in Greece. Pledges or direct contributions may be sent to Mr. Jeff Banks, CIG Treasurer, 13192 Jasper Place, Tecumseh, ON, Canada, N8N 3K4. (banks9@uwindsor.ca). A PayPal option is also available. Keep in mind that donors to the Institute are sent receipts that are eligible for deductions under Canadian income tax regulations.

To view the floor plans and see further details of planned usages, please click here.

To view photographs of the various rooms before/during and after renovations, please click here.

Video of the Building Under Renovation, June 2018 

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Naming Opportunities
Main Building itself - $300,000 *
Main Lecture Hall - $100,000 *
Rooftop Terrace - $90,000 *
Library - $75,000 *
Reception Hall - $60,000 *
Director's Apartment - $50,000 *
Second Floor Classroom - $40,000
Seminar room - $40,000
Main Foyer - $30,000 *
Administrative Office - $25,000 *
Fellow’s Apartment - $25,000
Archives Room - $20,000 *
Fellow's and Intern's Office - $20,000 *
Rooftop Terrace Kitchen - $15,000
Reception Hall Kitchen - $15,000 *
Main staircase - $10,000 *
Main entranceway - $10,000 *
Institute Hostel Bedrooms - $10,000 ea.
Side staircase - $5,000 *

* Our grateful thanks to the donors who have given their support by securing these Naming Opportunities.

 

 

A large plaque will be placed on the Donors’ Wall in the Main Foyer of the Institute’s new building to recognize all gifts of $100 and more, under the following designations:

Golden Benefactors ($25,000)
Life Benefactors ($10,000)
Benefactors ($1,000)
Patrons ($500)
Friends ($100)

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