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This year generous donors like you helped us raise $81,591 towards improving the lives of our students. Even though Day of Giving may be over, it's not too late to pick a cause and make a difference.

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TRU asked, in 2024 you delivered

Each year, TRU’s Day of Giving calls on the community to improve the lives of Thompson Rivers University students. This year, we raised $80,850 in 48 hours.

Total raised $81,591
Total donors 223
Largest gift $16,000

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Area of greatest need

Your gift will be directed to student support, research, and/or special initiatives — wherever it is needed most.

raised $3,665
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Indigenous Student Support

Your gift will provide funding toward scholarships and awards for Indigenous students at TRU, helping to fuel success, eliminate achievement gaps and honour truth, reconciliation and rights.

raised $1,368
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Fund the Future: Scholarships, bursaries and awards

Your gift will help fund a program or award of your choice and make a difference to TRU students. More than 900 TRU students received donor-funded financial support last year. Many more still need our help.

raised $3,679
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TRU WolfPack

Your gift will support WolfPack student-athletes through scholarships and awards allowing student-athletes to focus on their training and studies without financial stress, positively impacting their education and athletic performance. When you back the ‘Pack, you help TRU WolfPack teams stay competitive on the national stage.

raised $1,788
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TRU Williams Lake Endowed Fund

Your gift will support the future of learning in the Cariboo by contributing to the Williams Lake Endowed Fund for Student Support. Our total goal for this fund is $1M. The endowment this creates will support scholarships, bursaries and other student initiatives for decades to come.

raised $740
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Health Care Student Equipment Fund

Your gift in support of the Health Care Student Equipment Fund will provide lab essentials to health-care students, building on the legacy started with Day of Giving 2023 where nearly 200 nursing and respiratory therapy students received lab kits with essential tools.

raised $2,645

Our future is in their hands... their future is in ours.

2024 was a great success and we couldn't have done it without you. Take a look at where our generous donors directed their gifts this year.

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TRU Day of Giving challenges

Unlock even more funds with all NEW Day of Giving challenges. Make sure to check them all out!

20 donations made during the Kamloops Blazers Game on March 1 unlocks $16,000 for Day of Giving from the Kamloops Blazers Scholarship and Education SocietyPLUS all gifts made during this time will be entered to win four loge seating tickets to the Kamloops Blazers Game on March 2, 2024. *Ticketholders must be 19+20 / 20

Your gift matters!

See how donors like you have made a difference in countless students lives and helped them acheive their dream of higher education.

Tara-Lynn Wilson TRU Law student

I want to do all of this mainly for my nieces and nephews. I want to make sure they’re aware they can always go further. They shouldn’t let anything hold them back.

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Darnel Tailfeathers TRU Law graduate

The extra support was a huge assistance to my family in helping us move back to Kamloops.

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It’s up to you Our next donor

I want to help our next generation succeed in life and their pursuit of a meaningful post secondary education and journey.

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What our donors have to say

"This is a tribute to the nurses and other health care professionals who fought through the stress of covid."

Rob Allan

"This necessary equipment support would have been very helpful when I started my nursing training. I can sympathize with the extra expense it would mean to a student without it."

Brenda Smith

"At WLDCU we have a long history of supporting the health care needs of our communities and felt this would be a great way to continue our support. Access to health care in our rural communities has been a challenge for many years. We’ve recognized that and have invested ourselves in being part of the solution and, of course, we’d encourage all members of the business community to do what they can. As a community owned Cooperative Financial Institution, we are committed to improving the communities where our members live, work and play. The donation will make education more affordable for the students that come to study nursing."

Jim Zimmerman
CEO, Williams Lake and District Credit Union

"I am happy to support nursing. I've been under the care of some of TRU's nursing graduates and was impressed with their skill and professionalism."

Gary Major

"Two of my kids as well as myself all went to TRU. We all got a quality education in a small class environment."

Barb Ward

"It is very important to support Indigenous students who are or will be leading their communities and organizations."

Salvador Barragan

"My educational journey at TRU was helped along by financial support from the TRU Foundation and the amazing people there and in the Financial Aid and Awards office. It's my turn to be on the other side. Students matter."

Elizabeth Andrucson

"He taught the students in their labs, and they gave him their respect in the end. TRU (UCC '2000) was foundational in preparing me for my Veterinary Career. Animals are in continual need of care, so helping Veterinary Technology students achieve their goals towards graduation and beyond, regenerates the cycle which ensures loving (animal) healthcare professionals will be there to provide for the future."

James Sudhoff

"Our son Brett graduated from the RT program. I know first hand the support that the students need to complete this intensive career choice."

Lori De Frias

"As an employee, it is a small gesture on my part to show my gratitude of the many rewarding years TRU has provided me."

John Salvatore

"Support for Indigenous students is essential for any university who takes the Calls to Action of the TRC seriously. Education transforms lives."

Christine Cnossen

"TRU Libraries are imperative to a student's education career, research, and overall university experience. Students learn critical thinking and specific research skills from Librarians and Library Technicians. Most of all, TRU Libraries is a democratic, safe, and fun place to explore to inspire knowledge creation."

Brenda Eshelby

"Our daughter, Avery, was recruited from Ontario to play for the WVB team. TRU was a great place for her to learn in a safe and caring environment, to make and play along lifelong friends, and grow into the person she is today. Without this opportunity, she would not be on her pathway to medicine. This is our way of giving back."

Stephen Pottle
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