Monday, February 27, 2017

Changing Lives Week: Celebrating the personal impact of our donors

Categories: ,

Since joining the university last year, I’ve listened to the stories of our students who receive scholarships, awards and bursaries and the donors who made this assistance possible. These stories are a part of the U of A’s history and our future, which is why I’m so pleased we will be sharing them during the university’s first Changing Lives Week (February 27 – March 3, 2017). This collection of donor-inspired stories will be showcased on our website and shared through social media, as well as directly with donors.

As a university, we value our relationships with donors and the “ripple effect” of their gifts.
Their donations to scholarships, awards and bursaries have the immediate impact of removing financial worries for our students. In turn, lessening financial burdens can improve a student’s ability to excel in the classroom, and to pursue co-curricular activities. When provided with the freedom to pursue opportunities, which might include research, athletics, or volunteering, our students  gain the knowledge, skills, and experiences they will need to contribute to and uplift our communities.

Our donors might not be on campus every day, but we can see and feel their impact at all times. So I hope that you’ll join me in acknowledging their contributions during Changing Lives Week.

Heather McCaw - Vice-President (Advancement), Office of Advancement


No comments

Post a Comment

To comment, readers must use a Google email account. In accordance with The Quad’s community guidelines, all comments will be reviewed by a moderator before being posted (please check the “About” section of this blog to learn more about our community guidelines). The personal information requested on this form is collected under the authority of Section 33 (c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be protected under Part 2 of that Act. It will be used for the purpose of communication on this blog. The University of Alberta does not collect personal information for commercial marketing or distribution to any private organizations. Please be aware that messages sent via the Internet can be intercepted. Information collected will be transmitted to and stored on servers outside of Canada. Please direct any questions about this collection of information to:

© The QUAD | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template by pipdig