Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2012
Meet the people who are changing your world – and find out how they’re doing it
by Max Fawcett, Michael Ganley, Alix Kemp and Geoffrey Morgan
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Back in 2007, Calgary rancher Jack Anderson made the largest individual donation to Olds College in its history, giving the school $1 million to use without restrictions. In January 2012, he broke his own record, donating his collection of 100 vintage cars and trucks, worth around $2 million, to be auctioned off in 2013 to celebrate Olds College’s centennial anniversary. Anderson started the collection when he was 14, and it includes such gems as a Model A from 1928 and a $300,000 Rolls Royce from 1984 that was once owned by Indian guru Bhagwan Rajneesh. The funds raised from the auction are expected to go towards new facilities. Anderson has been named the Olds College 2012 Partner of the Year in recognition of his commitment to the school.