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Philanthropic group steps up for medical education

Support of the Circle of 7 for the Medical Education Building is making a big difference to the community, UWindsor president Alan Wildeman said Thursday as he accepted a donation that brought the philanthropic group halfway to fulfilling its $50,000 pledge.

“The University of Windsor is very appreciative of your continued contributions to the medical school,” he said during a brief ceremony in front of the building’s living wall.

Circle of 7 brings together a group of men united by their desire to make a difference in the Windsor community. So far, it has distributed more than $2.4 million to local charitable causes, president Ed Agnew said.

He said the group was “ecstatic” to be able to provide some funding for the medical school.

“We hope that this gift also encourages others to find ways to support this wonderful cause, which has been a dream for so many of us for so long.”