Last year many of you helped our university raise more money and help more people – from students on campus to deserving members of our wider community — through the TRUly United Campaign. Together we raised $189,000. Thank you to all who participated!
This year, the dates of the campaign are October 17 – November 4 and we are reaching out to you again.
By contributing to TRUly United you can change lives in our university and our community – here’s how!
We are asking you to join the 561 employees who are contributing to the TRU Foundation and United Way through payroll deduction and payroll lottery. It is as easy as signing up to donate $5.00 or more per pay period or if you prefer, donate one day's pay! Plus, we have been approached by a fellow community leader - Domtar - which has issued us a friendly challenge to see who can raise the most money for the United Way. As TRU is a very giving community, we are confident we can regain our title and reach our goal again this year.
Why give? Because the need is great
We continue to hear from students about the challenges they face in paying for their education. Last year the Foundation was able to provide scholarships and bursaries to 1175 students. However, hundreds of other eligible students’ applications for funding had to be denied because we lacked the funds to support them. We would like to close that gap.
The United Way raises money to help kids, families and build stronger communities. Our vision is to provide opportunities for a better life for everyone in our community. Recently, in a joint initiative with the United Way, TRU created a new Knowledge Mobilization Officer position. This new position will connect TRU research to regional community needs to produce tangible outcomes.
Double and Triple your donation: your gifts will be matched
Again this year, through the generosity of the Kelson Group, your gift will make an even greater impact.
Throughout the campaign, watch for matching opportunities!
On behalf of our students and our community, thank you for your generosity. Together we can change lives and make a difference in our community.
Dennis Acreman, Co-Chair TRUly United Campaign, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science
Denis Powers, Co-Chair TRUly United Campaign, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources