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Jonathan Braniff

Employee fundraising campaign hoping to repeat successes

Deb Dayus is proud of her work as a volunteer canvasser for the Annual Giving Program.

“The campaign most certainly has a clear and positive impact on the work we do, in the lives of our students, and the University of Windsor community as  whole,” the nursing professor told colleagues gathered Wednesday on the lawn outside Memorial Hall.

A lunch reception launched the 2012 campaign, which invites support from University employees for student scholarships, campus improvements, teaching and research programs.

Donor reception celebrates success of employee fundraising campaign

Thursday’s reception in recognition of campus donors to the Annual Giving Program was the biggest yet, according to development officer Mona Dosen.

“We had a record number of people in attendance,” she said. “I think a lot of people wanted to see the new garden.”

As the culmination of this year’s fundraising campaign on the theme “Plant a seed,” Facility Services revamped a garden outside the Leddy Library, including one bed planted with a Lancer shield.

“They did a wonderful job,” Dosen said. “It is breathtaking.”