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Lorie Stolarchuk and Jonathan Sinasac pose on a bench bearing a plaque promoting a scholarship they set up for students with learning disabilities.Lorie Stolarchuk and Jonathan Sinasac pose on a bench bearing a plaque promoting a scholarship they set up for students with learning disabilities.

Reception today to celebrate campus supporters of University fundraising

Two members of the UWindsor staff who started a scholarship to support students with learning disabilities are excited to see their efforts winning notice.

Jonathan Sinasac and Lorie Stolarchuk of the Centre for Teaching and Learning topped the $10,000 goal to endow the “Unearthing and Recognizing Potential Scholarship,” and will soon see it disburse a $500 annual award. And the Office of Alumni Affairs and Donor Communications has unveiled a plaque promoting the fund on a bench outside of Dillon Hall.

Stolarchuk won the plaque, which reads “Honouring the students who persevere” and includes the URL to information about the scholarship, as a door prize at the 2013 appreciation reception for donors to the Annual Giving Program.

“It is wonderful to see it here—located close to the Student Disability Services office,” she says. “We hope people will continue to donate and the fund can help even more.”

The bench sponsorship, valued at $1500, will be offered once again at this year’s function, set for today—Monday, June 9. A second door prize offers train travel for two on Via Rail. Invitations to the event, which will begin at 2 p.m., have been issued to faculty, staff and retiree donors to the 2013/14 Annual Giving Program.

“We will celebrate five straight years of success for our Facetime approach to faculty and staff,” says development officer Mona Dosen. “I hope all of our supporters will come out to enjoy some seasonal refreshments.”

And she reminds those eligible that they must be present to claim a door prize: “Otherwise, we’ll just draw again.”