University Advancement

Campus fundraising drive hoping for heavy harvest

Participating in the University’s Annual Giving Program gives her a special feeling of accomplishment, says volunteer canvasser Karen Pillon.

“It’s fun to give knowing that we will benefit as employees,” she says. “The money we give isn’t going away; it will be spent where we spend most of our time.”

Building on the success of last year’s “Plant a Seed” campaign, this year’s theme is “Here We Grow Again.” A reception for volunteers Wednesday will help to launch the 2012 effort.

Album a photographic record of welcome week highlights

The University of Windsor presented a lot of opportunities to her, says recent biology and biotechnology grad Irina Bacanu. She joined hundreds of students in signing a large “thank you” card to donors, Thursday outside the CAW Student Centre.

“I am very grateful to the university for all the resources it has offered us,” Bacanu says. “I just wanted to say thank you to the supporters who made it possible.”

Donation from Chrysler Canada signals strengthened commitment to University of Windsor

Chrysler Canada has announced a $100,000 investment in the University of Windsor's Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation.

“This investment in Canadian higher education further signals our strong commitment to ensure engineering students are well-prepared for the integral role they will play in society,” said Reid Bigland, president of Chrysler Canada. “Science and technology is the lifeblood of our future. Working with the University of Windsor, we will develop creative thinkers who will serve as the engine of innovation for generations to come.”

Reception a chance for students to thank scholarship donors

Does Aspirin cause the “phantom” ringing in the ears known as tinnitus?

Thanks to the scholarship support he has received, biology doctoral student Chirag Patel has been able to concentrate on his innovative clinical research into this question.

“Over the past two years I have received the Drs. Roger and Audrey Award for Clinical Research, allowing me to worry less about the constant financial pressures of making ends meet,” he said June 5, at a reception for donors to student scholarships.

Donor reception celebrates success of employee fundraising campaign

Thursday’s reception in recognition of campus donors to the Annual Giving Program was the biggest yet, according to development officer Mona Dosen.

“We had a record number of people in attendance,” she said. “I think a lot of people wanted to see the new garden.”

As the culmination of this year’s fundraising campaign on the theme “Plant a seed,” Facility Services revamped a garden outside the Leddy Library, including one bed planted with a Lancer shield.

“They did a wonderful job,” Dosen said. “It is breathtaking.”

Reception today a flowery thank-you to campus donors

A reception today to honour staff, faculty and retiree donors to the Annual Giving Program will proceed rain or shine, says organizer Mona Dosen. Luckily, forecasters are calling for fair weather.

Dosen, a development officer in University Advancement, says the event is a chance to show appreciation for supporters of UWindsor fundraising efforts.

“Every single employee gives so much to our students, it’s absolutely true,” she says. “Those who go beyond by donating for student scholarships, for state-of-the-art facilities and campus amenities deserve special recognition.”

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.”

Planting carries a message of appreciation

The planting in a new garden outside the Leddy Library will carry a special message honouring faculty and staff members who have “planted a seed” by supporting the University’s fundraising efforts.

The refurbished garden, featuring a bubbling fountain along with trees, grasses and other plants native to the region, is the setting for a reception in recognition of donors to the Annual Giving Program on Thursday, May 24.