A Day of Giving

A TRU Day of Giving

How you can help 1. Donate 2. Tell others 3. Use #ISupportMyTRU and share your story

Our Goal $36,000
Raised $39,652
Reached 100%
Donors 109
Ends at 8:30pm, Mar 18


You exceeded our goal of $36K in 36 hours! We are pleased to announce the Day of Giving has resulted in an astonishing $39,652 raised to support students and education at TRU!


Giving Options | Choose your fund

Veterinary Technology

Vet Tech needs new enclosures for the cats. Fund the cat condos and give 24 kitties a safe new home on campus. Give now online

World Relief

TRU is supporting students impacted by the current war in Ukraine with emergency funding. Fund World Relief to help international students of all backgrounds during crisis. Give now online


TRU has a commitment to honour truth, reconciliation and Indigenous rights. Fund initiatives in Indigenous education to support respectful actions in research, teaching and service. Give now online

General Funds

1,339 students received donor-funded financial support last year. Fund a program or award of your choice and make a difference in that field of study. Give now online

Named Funds

Many of TRU’s named awards will exist in perpetuity to support education for generations. Fund your existing endowment or annual award to continue building a legacy. Give now online

Give now online

Or call us during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at 778-471-8469


Most Raised

Veterinary Technology
World Relief
General Funds
Named Funds

What our current donors are saying

Jim was a long time friend Greg Nicol
In memory of an amazing woman who brought a bright light to the world. Maxine was a one of a kind woman who will be missed by all who loved her. Marianne Pitt
To support the veterinary technology program and students. Anne Campbell
The Veterinary Technology program helps so many animals find forever homes with their adoption program. If we can help with their comfort while they are at TRU it’s a wonderful feeling! Heather Shannon
We need updated kennels to house our onsite cats for our program. The new kennels provide more room and comfort for our feline friends! Sonia Walczak
I have my fulfilling career today in part to being a graduate of TRU back in 2003 and I want to help support future generations of technicians pursue their passion and have the skill set they need to do so. Lisa Doetze
I graduated from TRU - and I also hire staff from TRU (KPMG). Sue Porter
Gifting to the industry I work in is very important. Allowing students to work with up to date equipment is vital to their learning. Karl Koziura
Make a contribution towards reconciliation efforts. Jason Brown
To assist in small way the education & learning of the next generation. Brian Jones
My gift is a tribute. In memory of Joan Adams. A legacy gift from her family To help others going into a caring profession, in honour of a grandmother who needed this. Debbie Wallace
My gift is a tribute. In memory of Derek Bostock my brother. Cody Bostock
After decades of experience in medical education I know the importance of simulation in the acquisition of complex technical skills. Supporting this educational platform for the TRU Veterinary Technology program is a very worthwhile philanthropic cause. Anonymous
I am eternally indebted to the Elders and Indigenous Faculty and Staff at TRU for helping me to understand Truth and Reconciliation. I want to contribute to the next generations of Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Staff, and Faculty through supporting Indigenous Students. Christine Bovis-Cnossen
I believe we should all support our TRU Foundation as it does a lot for the Students of TRU and our Local Community. I'm proud of our University and all that it stands for. Way to go! Anthony Muzzillo
The situation in Ukraine is so terrible and unnecessary. I feel for anyone from there, or with family there. I can only imagine the horror of it all. I hope my small donation can in some way help those in need. Christine LeClair
I work in Advancement at Thompson Rivers University and everyday I see all the good work that comes from a donation. Wendy Watters
I am giving to make a small difference in the life of a student who has been affected by the War in Ukraine. Dustin McIntyre
To bring hope to Ukrainians. To support millions of families displaced as a result of unnecessary war. David Johnson
Being of Ukrainian descent and knowing I have distant family still residing in the country, the war has affected (like many of us) me on an emotional level. Helping these students in a time of war and an unknown future makes me feel that hopefully, through it all, they will still be able to persevere and reach their goals. Anonymous
My ancestry is Slavic and feel this war on Ukraine is an atrocity. Thank you for organizing this drive. Candace Thatcher
I think Service Learning helps international students experience skills for integrating in the local community and I'd like to support this need. Jason Brown
I feel very, very passionate about the mental and physical well being of the animals who join our program and get adopted out. That is why I am donating to the cat kennel project. James Sudhoff
My heart goes out to all our students who are struggling because of the impact of the war in Ukraine. Wendy Krauza
I am also donating the entire $7500 that I earned in wages for performing radio transmitter implant and explant surgeries for TRU graduate students between April and August of 2021 to the dog park incentive, instead of keeping it for myself. I couldn’t have done without my wonderful Veterinary Technician team and we all agreed this was the right thing to do! There was a lump sum invoice paid to BC Wildlife Park with whom we partnered for the project, and instead of accepting payment, I instructed them to write the check to the foundation on our behalf. To us, there are things far more important in life than money, and we feel that the dogs in our program deserve to RUN and feel free 😊. James Sudhoff
My husband who is now deceased spent a lot of his personal time helping animals in our province and worked closely with SPCA. He did talks over the years on campus to the Vet Tech students. This is a cause very dear to us. Camilla Dahl

What our 2020 donors had to say

As a former member of UCC's staff, I used to observe that the Trades and Technology programs did not receive the support that many degree programs enjoyed. The graduates are critical members of our Society and deserve our full support. Anonymous
I am one of the Professors Emeriti encouraging other emeriti to donate to the TRU Emeriti Endowmnet Fund Anonymous
While teaching at TRU I noticed how First Nation peoples were underrepresented within the student body. Since I believe that education is the fundamental cornerstone to a strong nation and a healthy community, and for that reason, I decided to do my small part to encourage and support any First Nation student wishing to continue their education at the post secondary level by creating the JD GOWS award for aboriginal students wishing to pursue a career in science and by donating to the TRU Day of Giving. Anonymous
Education is the best gift; thoughtful and caring students are essential for all of our futures in these changing times. Anonymous
We need to invest in future generations to make keep this community AMAZING! Tina Mathew
As a former student of two degrees, TRU has afforded me a great career. I have a strong alignment with paying it forward. I encourage others to do so as well. Anonymous
In Memory of Marguerite McDougall for her contributions as the first Student Health and Occupational Health Care Provider for Cariboo College (1975 - 1982) and her commitment that every woman should have an university education. To support the post graduate education of our future generation and inspire students to follow their dreams. Anonymous
I believe in helping students and through the past 20 years have seen all of my student recipients excel and go on to rewarding careers in the community and elsewhere. Anonymous
Everyone I have worked with TRU has been so wonderful. I'm very very happy to support your institution on this initiative. I have two daughters and so I am donating on behalf of each of them to support women in trades. Good luck! Anonymous
We must do everything possible to help rectify the injustices caused by residential schools Anonymous
I know at this time in particular, students are struggling and I want to be sure they can attend university. Nancy Flood
I received this scholarship when I was a student and I want to give back to help new students achieve their goals and become #TRUALUMNI Anonymous
Supporting students to reach their educational goals contributes to their success and the communities we live in. After 20 years of giving I have had the opportunity to see my award recipients make a difference and become leaders and mentors in the work they do. Anonymous
Because I would like to encourage in trades, and they need this support. Anonymous
Bursaries assisted me when I attended TRU and ensure future generations can complete valuable learning. Pakka Bronwen

What our 2019 donors had to say

My daughter and youngest brother both received financial awards while attending TRU. My daughter is now a senior lecturer in the School of Business & Economics. It is so rewarding to know that you are helping a student achieve their goal and hopefully taking a little stress away. Sandra Dever
To support students to be their best and to have post secondary education a possibility for them. Giving back to students through a bursary and two awards is one way I can support students, TRU and the community. Greg Garrish
Education is the lighting of a fire. Not the filling of a pail. Anonymous
I give a lot of money to McGill University, mainly because I graduated from McGill and I live in Montreal, but I think universities such as yours deserve lots of support also. Anonymous
To help people in need. Henry Wong
I created this award for students who cherish the value of contributing to community through volunteerism and strive to make service a part of their learning experiences at TRU. I also created this award with the hope that more faculty across campus find ways to engage TRU students in community and service-learning curriculum. Wendy Krauza
As both an Alumni and Faculty member, whose daughter has benefitted from several TRU scholarship and bursaries, I feel it is very important to pay it forward! Christine Petersen
Supporting TRU triggers a ripple effect that will continue to positively impact lives. With a facility like the new Nursing & Population Health Building, the impact is immense. The lives of students, faculty and staff are just the beginning. The impact on patients and families that they will care for or assist is immense. Anonymous
I was helped out with a bursary when I attended and was struggling financially. Jod-Dee Dagneau
I am an alumni and a resident of Kamloops. I am very proud of the achievements TRU has made since I graduated in 1982 and would like to help out. Anonymous
I am a proud TRU Alumni from the academic years '88-'89 and '89-'90. TRU prepared me well for moving on to UBC and to other interesting things in my career. I've been so impressed with the growth of TRU over the years! Go TRU! Troy Sarich
Education changes lives and I know students appreciate any help they get. I'm happy to support the Foundation's campaign. Karen Gamracy
I attended the foundation breakfast today, enjoyed the presentation and heard about the goal to reach $50 million by 2020 and I wanted to contribute. If only everyone would just give a little bit. Andrew Scott
I would like to help nursing students with their expenses as costs have gone so much since I attended TRU. Anonymous
In Memory of my best friend. James Klein
Happy to support TRU and it's students. Adam Popien
Retired Faculty from School of Nursing. Diane Wells
I was the recipient of a couple of bursaries while I was a student which greatly helped lessen the burden of student loans. Everyone should have the right to an education regardless of financial ability. Anonymous
I believe First Nations success begins with a good education. Anonymous
To help support students by providing more opportunity to receive the excellent education provided by TRU and its staff. Joan Bernard
Education transforms lives. Barbara Berger
#supportingstudentsuccess Daryl Drozda
It's always a pleasure to meet and work with TRU students and alumni. Let's keep growing and supporting our TRU Alumni & Friends family. Ivan Petrov
To help fund students attendance at a Bankruptcy and Restructuring conference. Anonymous
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