FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2001
Announces $17.2 million success
Campaign Chair Don Tapscott
(left) and Ted Tremain, Deputy Campaign Chair and member of Trent's
Board of Governors, present a $17.2 million cheque on behalf
of the Beyond Our Walls Campaign Cabinet to Trent President Bonnie
Campaign goal exceeded
Donors, volunteers, students, alumni, faculty,
and staff celebrated with coffee and cake today as Trent University's
Beyond Our Walls Campaign Chairman, Don Tapscott, announced
that the campaign had surpassed its goal of $17 million.
The final campaign total of $17,219,216
marks the most successful capital campaign in the history of
Presenting Trent University's President
Bonnie Patterson with the $17.2 million cheque on behalf of the
Beyond Our Walls Campaign Cabinet, Trent Alumnus and Campaign
Chair Don Tapscott saluted the many donors and committed volunteers
who contributed to the overwhelming achievement. "If anything,
this campaign is testimony to the widespread affection, devotion,
and respect individuals and communities hold for Trent University,"
Mr. Tapscott said. "These are the foundations of a campaign
of this magnitude. Our success today is a reflection of these
fundamentals-and a lot of hard work."
Campaign Fast Facts
- Goal: $17 million
- Total Raised: $17,219,216
- Campaign began in the autumn of 1999 and
- 22% of the funds were raised in the Peterborough
- Trent's Board of Governors' gift totaled
- 1/3 of Trent's top 100 donors are first
- Trent Alumni gave in unprecedented numbers,
a total of $2.1 million
Launched in the autumn of 1999, the Beyond
Our Walls Campaign involved 150 volunteers and will result
in a variety benefits throughout the Trent community:
- 97 new scholarships, bursaries, and prizes
- Trent and the surrounding community benefited
by the installation of new high speed Internet access.
- New Classrooms, offices, videoconference,
and cafeteria facilities were created at Otonabee College.
- Research capabilities at Trent's Oliver
Centre, Water Quality Centre, and DNA Forensic Lab have been
enhanced and expanded.
- Trent University's endowment fund grew
by approximately $11 million since 1996.
Trent University President Bonnie Patterson
added to the celebratory spirit, thanking, in particular, students
and alumni for their loyalty to the goals of the campaign. "Not
only did an unprecedented number of Trent alumni contribute to
the tune of $2.1 million," commented President Patterson,
"The Trent Central Student Association, led by TCSA President
Marisa Barnhardt, provided $20,000 toward a scholarship and library
endowment. It is this type of student dedication that makes Trent
University such an exceptional place."
The campaign wraps up this evening with
a donor reception, dinner, and round table discussion about the
future of Liberal Arts Education, led by Trent University Chancellor
Peter Gzowski. With the Beyond Our Walls Campaign winding up
today, Don Tapscott lost no time in reminding everyone that the
Development Office must continue to raise funds for the many
needs at Trent University. "The First People's House of
Learning and other important initiatives are just on the horizon
and we know we can count on your support," he said.
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Distribution: Peterborough, Regional