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We are better because of you

Working with TRU’s partners, friends and donors over the last five years has been a profound honour. So too is witnessing the increasing support from all who have joined us in the spirit of collaboration. Charitable giving to TRU is growing and advancing education, training, research and scholarship. Looking ahead, we are committed to:

  • Supporting students and eliminating achievement gaps by reducing barriers to academic excellence.
  • Honouring Truth and Rights through wider and deeper partnership with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.
  • Advancing research and graduate learning.
  • Taking tangible steps to make our campuses more environmentally responsive, responsible and sustainable.
  • Ensuring learners and communities hear about what TRU can do for you.

It is my commitment to all our partners to keep TRU moving in the right direction, guided by our values. Thank you to all TRU supporters who make this university stronger.


Brett Fairbairn
TRU President and Vice-Chancellor

Foundation endowment nears $32 million

The decisions donors make when giving charitably are complex. Personal finances, family, dependents, interest rates, inflation — all these factors influence someone’s ability to give. That is why we are endlessly grateful to the people who choose, despite all circumstances, to support TRU.

The TRU Foundation has stewarded donor funds for four decades and, today, our endowment sits at nearly $32 million. The endowment investments produce revenue that is distributed annually to students through financial awards that benefactors have created with the guidance of TRU Advancement. This year alone, we gave $1.98 million to students through donor-funded awards. Increasingly, the endowment also supports donor-created funds that are directed to programming and research.

Thank you to all the benefactors who make this possible by giving to education, to the members of the TRU Foundation Board of Directors for their leadership, and to the hardworking TRU Advancement staff who continue to advance philanthropy at TRU.


Rick Heney
TRU Foundation President

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