Sara Alshoivi and Logan CarmichaelStudent canvassers Sara Alshoivi and Logan Carmichael speak with UWindsor graduates during the alumni phonathon.

Phonathon to open lines of communication between current students and grads

When UWindsor students reach out to touch alumni, Shae Kavanaugh hopes they take the call.

The two-time UWindsor graduate (BA 2010, JD 2013) now heads up the Alumni and Friends Phonathon in her role as coordinator of the Annual Giving Program. Student canvassers will begin placing calls Sunday, February 28, in what she terms a key opportunity to connect with grads.

“I understand the importance of the support we get from our alumni and other donors,” says Kavanaugh. “When I was a student myself, I received scholarships that allowed me to concentrate on my studies. That’s why I am now so passionate about raising the funds that can help our students find success.”

Contributions to the program are key to giving students access to post-secondary education, including the state-of-the-art facilities and resources that prepare them for rewarding careers.

“The University of Windsor could not provide the wonderful learning experiences it does without the support of our generous donors,” Kavanaugh says. “Our current students are eager to share their stories with past students, and those continuing connections are at the heart of what we do.”

Teams of students will take to phones evenings from Sunday to Thursday.