Employee donors to the University are invited to a reception acknowledging their support.Employee donors to the University are invited to a reception acknowledging their support.

Paving the way for student support

It’s easy to convince colleagues to donate to the University through its Annual Giving Program, says Human Kinetics professor and volunteer canvasser Jess Dixon.

“I just remind them that there are lots of options they can give to - athletic programs, teams, clubs, or scholarships,” he says. “They can direct their gift to whatever they are passionate about.”

Dixon says he finds the Annual Giving Program to be a great opportunity to give back to the university that gave so much to everyone.

Now that the final paving stone will soon be placed – engraved with this year’s theme, Paving the Way for UWindsor Students, UWindsor will celebrate those generous supporters during the donor appreciation reception, says development officer Mona Dosen.

“We want to hold the event outdoors so that our supporters can see the benefits of their contributions,” says Dosen.

The reception also promises a draw for door prizes, including naming rights to a commemorative bench on campus and UWindsor cash gift cards.

The outdoor reception is set for Thursday, June 4 from 3 to 4 p.m., adjacent to the Stewart Moore Garden between Dillon Hall and Leddy Library West.

If you have received an invitation and did not yet RSVP, or if you made a donation between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015 and did not yet receive your invitation, please contact Mona at mona@uwindsor.ca or ext.4279.