Abbondànza

Abbondanza

Supporting Student Scholarships since 2002

Abbondànza (Italian for abundance), is the Faculty of Fine Arts annual student scholarship fundraiser. For 18 years generous sponsors and supporters of the arts have come together for an evening of entertainment, Italian food, and fine art, all to support the passions and dreams of students studying art, drama, music and new media at the University of Lethbridge.

Since its inception, the Abbondànza Scholarship Endowment has awarded more than 115 scholarships to deserving senior students in Art, Drama, Music, New Media, and Multidisciplinary programs. As the endowment continues to grow, the impact of the awards continues to expand.

With re-written terms of reference, the scholarships, which originally went to senior students in art, drama, music, new media and multidisciplinary programs, are now the largest Fine Arts scholarships available to new (entrance), senior (fourth-year), AND graduate-level students.

That’s MORE students, receiving MORE money! MORE money means:

  • MORE time to focus on projects instead of working part-time
  • MORE financial support of artistic endeavours, projects, opportunities and professional development
  • LESS stress struggling to make ends meet
  • MORE time to dedicate to creative research and practice

These awards make dreams happen – hear from the students themselves:

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19th Annual Abbondànza

Friday, January 24 | 6 pm

Anton's Ballroom, Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge.

Join the Faculty of Fine Arts during an entertaining evening filled with original art, exciting performances, a gourmet Italian meal, fun and frivolity!
$150/ticket (includes a $60 tax reciept)

Thank you to our Sponsors - Abbondànza 2020 

Thank you to our generous sponsors for committing their support for Abbondanza 2020. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Join us in supporting the Abbondànza Endowment and continue the growth of our student scholarship offerings. Call Kelly at 403-329-2227 to secure your spot.

Major Sponsors

Val Matteotti Ranches Ltd.
Glenn & Janice Varzari
Avail CPA
Mary Ingraham & David Owen
Erasmus Okine & Christine Murray
Lethbridge Herald
94.1 Juice FM | 2day FM 98.1

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Course Sponsors

Antipasto/Zuppa - still available - will you join us?
Primi - FWBA Architects
Secondi - Art & Mary Jane Crooks
Dolce - Mike & Maureen Mahon
Espresso - still available - will you join us?

Performer & Volunteer Sponsor

Terry Whitehead & Elev8Exec Coaching Inc

Wine Sponsors

Andrew Hilton Wine & Spirits
Kurt Schlachter & Jason VandenHoek

Music Sponsors

still available - will you join us?

Piano Sponsor

Kristin Ailsby & Jason Shriner

Silent Auction Sponsors

Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge
Estate of Carl Granzow

Friends of Fine Arts

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Over the past 19 years, our generous sponsors and attendees have helped grow the Abbondànza Endowment to over $1.5 million. We couldn't have done it without these generous sponsors:

Major Sponsors

Val Matteotti Ranches Ltd.
Glenn & Janice Varzari
Kate & Jim Langston
Erasmus Okine
Lethbridge Herald

Course Sponsors

Primi - FWBA Architects
Secondi - Art & Mary Jane Crooks
Dolce - Mike & Maureen Mahon

Performer & Volunteer Sponsor

Alexander Whitehead Executive Search

Wine Sponsors

Andrew Hilton Wine & Spirits
Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge
Kurt Schlachter & Jason VandenHoek

Music Sponsors

Harry & Irene Penner
Olive Green

Piano Sponsor

Clarity Law

Silent Auction Sponsors

Estate of Carl Granzow
Dennis Neufeldt and Helen Henderson

Friends of Fine Arts

Foster and Sons Jewellers
Anonymous

Major Sponsors

Val Matteotti Ranches Ltd.
Glenn & Janice Varzari
Andy & Linda Hakin
Lethbridge Herald

Course Sponsors

Antipasto - Art & Mary Jane Crooks
Primi - FWBA Architects
Secondi - Fee Simple Law LLP
Dolce - Mike & Maureen Mahon
Espresso - Erasmus Okine & Christine Murray

Performer & Volunteer Sponsor

Alexander Whitehead Executive Search

Wine Sponsors

Andrew Hilton Wine & Spirits
Kate Langston
Kurt Schlachter & Jason VandenHoek

Entertainment Sponsors

Ed Jurkowski & Colleen Bakker
Harry & Irene Penner
Dennis Neufeldt & Helen Henderson
Kelly Philipp & Karen Robertson

Piano Sponsors

Clarity Law
Lethbridge Vehicle Licensing & Registry

Silent Auction Sponsors

Estate of Carl Granzow
Olive Green
Foster & Sons Jewellers

Friends of Fine Arts

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