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Mona Dosen and Linda ScheerDevelopment officer Mona Dosen goes over campaign materials with Linda Scheer, a volunteer canvasser for the Annual Giving campaign.

Fundraising campaign set to pave the way to student success

Logan Carmichael says she has been “overwhelmed” by the generosity of donors to the University. The second-year political science student is the recipient of three scholarships.

“It means the world to students to know how faculty and staff support us in so many ways,” she told attendees at a luncheon Thursday for volunteer canvassers of the Annual Giving campaign.

This year’s theme, “Paving the Way for UWindsor Students,” ties in to a new beautification project that will recognize employee contributions to campus. The area between Memorial Hall and the west wing of the Leddy Library will see upgrades, including:

  • replacement of uneven concrete pavement with natural stone steps and paving stones;
  • plantings of native perennials and beech trees; and
  • installation of signs acknowledging the area as a way station for migrating monarch butterflies.

Development officer Mona Dosen distributed canvass kits to the volunteers and declared this year’s priority to be scholarships.

“With a university education available to all, everyone benefits,” she said. “Scholarships make university possible for students who could only dream of attaining a post-secondary education.”

As always, though, donors may target their support to any area. Employees may contribute to the Annual Giving campaign by payroll deduction, making donations virtually painless. For more information, call Dosen at 519-253-3000, ext. 4279.

This year’s campaign kick-off also featured the screening of a video by Peter Freele of the Centre for Teaching and Learning, providing perspectives from students, donors and UWindsor faculty and staff on the importance of the Annual Giving Program. Watch it here.