Bench naming rights on offer at donor recognition reception

Donors who attend a reception May 24 in recognition of their support for the Annual Giving Program will be entered into a draw for a unique door prize – naming rights to a commemorative bench on the UWindsor campus.

“We are very excited about this unique opportunity,” says development officer Mona Dosen. “It ties in directly with this year’s theme of campus beautification and the winner can choose to honour a department, special event or family member.”

The elegant wrought-iron benches are placed along campus walkways, providing a comfortable place for students, staff and visitors to meet, socialize or just to enjoy some restful moments. For a $1500 contribution, sponsors may specify text to be engraved on personalized plaques on the back of each bench.

“It really represents a significant door prize, but I want to remind invitees that they must be present in person to be eligible to win,” Dosen says.

Faculty, staff and retiree donors to the 2011/12 Annual Giving Program are invited to attend, 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the garden outside the Leddy Library’s front entrance.

If you plan to attend, RSVP to Dosen at or 519-253-3000, ext. 4279.