Giving Tuesday bannerThe university’s faculty and staff fundraising campaign will begin on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Observance to foster culture of philanthropy

Giving Tuesday is next week. The University of Windsor community has been participating in this global day of giving, held annually after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, for many years.

This year, the Nov. 28 event will mark the beginning of the faculty and staff fundraising campaign as well. Employees are encouraged to take part in this movement and join the greater UWindsor community by making a donation — and encouraging others to support UWindsor students as well.

Gifts can be directed to any area of campus, notes Chris Knack, co-ordinator of the Annual Giving Program.

“Consider asking family and friends to support your favourite scholarship fund, academic area, sports team, or the UWin Fund which supports the University’s greatest needs,” he says. “The impact of giving is felt directly by UWindsor students, as 100 per cent of your donation goes directly to the designation you select.”

Faculty and staff who take part this year will be entered into a draw to win one of two extra vacation days in 2024. Employees who make a donation prior to Dec. 15 will be eligible.

A second extra vacation day prize will be given to a faculty or staff donor who makes their gift on Giving Tuesday and shares #GivingTuesday content on their own social media feeds.

“Let’s unite in our commitment to higher education,” Knack says. “Join the movement to support our students and be a catalyst for positive change.”