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We host events throughout the year that give us an opportunity to thank and celebrate our donors while raising funds at the same time. Participating in or sponsoring our fundraising events is a great way to provide financial aid for students!

Your donations change lives. Read more about our donors’ impact below.

Choose your cause during TRU Day of Giving
Wednesday, February 21 2024

Thompson Rivers University is counting down to the 2024 Day of Giving: 48 hours to raise $48,000 in support of students and education.

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Open Learning awards fuel student success
Wednesday, February 14 2024

The remote-learning environment, self-directed pace and dynamic faculty are a few reasons why Open Learning works for so many students.  

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Day of Giving donors really do make a difference
Friday, February 2 2024

2024 Day of Giving aims to raise $48,000 in 48 hours starting Feb 29. Contribute at

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Teck Highland Valley Copper donates $575K toward research on ecosystem reclamation
Thursday, January 25 2024

Teck Highland Valley Copper is giving $575,000 to support industry-leading research on ecosystem reclamation headed by Dr. Lauchlan Fraser.

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Third time’s the charm for TRU education student
Friday, January 12 2024

At a young age, Rachel Dixon knew she wanted to be a teacher some day. Through TRU, she has achieved that aspiration.

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New campaign = new opportunities for Williams Lake students
Monday, December 11 2023

Philanthropists Mark and Sally Nairn are championing the TRU Williams Lake Endowed Fund, which will support students for generations.

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Two decades and growing support for campus cricket
Tuesday, November 14 2023

With a goal to raise $50,000, the TRU Recreation Cricket Fund ensures the sport will live on at TRU.

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Students grateful for philanthropist’s support
Wednesday, November 1 2023

TRU Honorary Doctorate recipient and donor Ken Lepin awarded numerous students with prizes this fall to spur on their studies.

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Trail building clears a path to reconciliation
Tuesday, October 17 2023

From building trails to building relationships, supporting funds from Sun Peaks Resort are forging connections with TRU students.

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Lightbulb moment leads family to sustainable ranching
Wednesday, October 11 2023

With hard work, determination and donor support, TRU student Kelly Davison and her family are building a sustainable future.

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Why does philanthropy matter at a university?
Wednesday, October 4 2023

TRU’s 2022-23 Report on Philanthropy highlights the impact of charitable giving to the university.

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Student supports accelerate their climb to success
Wednesday, September 27 2023

Fourth-year Bachelor of Tourism Management student Alex Page is making adventure accessible through guided hiking.

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