Philanthropy

50 Years of Philanthropy

Trent University’s history is steeped in philanthropy. The kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity of many volunteers and donors have allowed Trent to flourish.

Here are just a few examples of philanthropy’s role in the Trent story over the past 50 years.

Philanthropy Anchors Trent University

Philanthropy Anchors Trent University

GE Canada’s initial gift of 100 acres of land, and later the Stanley Adamson Powerhouse, provided the fertile ground on which Trent University took root.  

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Philanthropy Builds a University

Philanthropy Builds a University

The Second Decade Fund, which raised more than $3.5 million, supported a recreation facility, Wenjack Theatre, Lady Eaton College, the Wildlife Sanctuary, the Mackenzie Gallery, library acquisitions, student financial support and research funds, as well as funded academic programs.

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Philanthropy is Personal

Philanthropy is Personal

Two formative members of Trent University, Gilbert and Stewart Bagnani, provided significant support for student financial assistance. More than 50 students benefit from the Bagnani Undergraduate and Graduate Awards every year.

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Philanthropy Invests in Academics

Philanthropy Invests in Academics

Endowments are powerful investments that elevate Trent’s ability to attract prestigious faculty. The first-ever $2 Million Endowed Chair, the Kenneth Mark Drain Chair in Ethics, was created in 2007 by the Patterson & Drain families. In addition, the first-ever $1 Million Endowed Professorship, the David Schindler Endowed Professorship in Aquatic Science was created by an anonymous donor.

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Philanthropy Changes Students' Lives

Philanthropy Changes Students' Lives

Trent University ranks first in student financial aid, largely due to the big hearts of our generous donors. 

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