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St. FX Chancellor John Peacock and his Wife Adrienne Donate $5 Million towards Enhancements at Amelia Saputo Centre

A large gift to ST. FX University from two long-time donors.  School Chancellor John Peacock and

Amelia Saputo Centre, St. FX University. (Ken Kingston photo)

his wife Adrienne have gifted $5 million towards enhancements for the Amelia Saputo Centre for Healthy Living.   The Peacock’s donation means the university can now finish the work to make the Saputo Centre fully accessible for all users

The university also held a ceremony today to honour the long-time contributions of the Peacocks. The couple graduated from St. FX in 1963 and have maintained a strong connection to the school ever since.

Peacock says while appreciates the gesture, he doesn’t seek recognition for what they do for St. FX.

Aside from their financial support, the Peacocks have served the school in a number of roles over almost six decades; including sitting as members of the St. FX Board of Governors.

Inspired by the Peacock’s donation, the St. FX Alumni Association is donating $500,000 to the project.  Association President Kathleen Sheridan says it’s the largest donation in the group’s history.

Sheridan says the Alumni Association knew that the Saputo Centre was an important and vital place on campus, but the COVID-19 pandemic sharpened that awareness. She says the Alumni Association knows how essential it is for the community to be healthy, and well and happy.  She says this project does just that.