This award recognizes outstanding friends and graduates of Western and celebrates their continuing support of the academic mission of the university through their enduring philanthropic interest in Western.
In addition, it celebrates the recipient's volunteer contributions to his or her home community bring distinction and honour to the University.
Dellelce, who graduated from Western with a BA in 1985, has been a dedicated volunteer and has served on numerous committees at the university, including the President’s Council, the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors and most recently as a member of Western’s Be Extraordinary campaign executive committee.
During Campaign Western, Perry led a group of former residents of Sydenham Hall in an extraordinary tribute to their former “den mother,” Mrs. Jean Dunlop, who served as the residence’s secretary for 12 years.
Together, they raised more than $500,000 to support the Sydenham Hall - Jean Dunlop Residence Bursaries, a fund that helps many deserving students pay for their residence experience. He has also provided financial support to Western’s Faculty of Law, student awards and the Western Fund.
Dellelce was also involved with raising funds for Laurentian University's Next 50 campaign, and in 2011 presented $250,000 to the campaign on behalf of his family.
In 2002, Perry was the recipient of The Albert Citation, which was awarded to a Western graduate “who embodies the spirit of Western through their long-standing dedication to the University and exceptional efforts to enrich the University community and the lives of students.”
Dellelce is a founder and managing partner at Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, one of Canada’s leading corporate finance transactional law firms.
He practises in the areas of securities, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, offering a unique blend of legal and corporate finance experience combined with hands on business management experience across a wide range of sectors including technology, natural resources and financial services.
He has been recognized by Lexpert as a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer and as one of Canada’s leading practitioners in the area of technology transactions in the 2012 and 2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
After graduating from Western, Dellelce received an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in 1987.
He subsequently obtained his law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1990 and was called to the Ontario bar in 1992.
While calling Sudbury home, Dellelce resides in Toronto with his wife Sue and their daughter, Taylor, and son, Nicholas.