Trent University to Celebrate Charitable Acts on National Philanthropy Day


Trent recognizes donations and volunteerism at its foundation

Friday, November 12, Peterborough

Trent University will mark National Philanthropy Day, Monday, November 15th, with a reception in the Bata Library atrium starting at 10 a.m., hosted by Dianne Lister, vice-president of External Relations and Advancement, who will showcase philanthropic programs that have benefited Trent students.

"Trent University is founded on philanthropy,” notes Richard Morgan, director of portfolio operations and philanthropic research. “It was established in large measure due to the efforts of volunteer community leaders like Reginald Faryon and Stanley Adamson – as well as corporate citizens such as Quaker and GE – to ensure educational opportunities for the youth of their day and future generations,” says Mr. Morgan.

“Volunteers play vital roles on our Board of Governors, our Alumni Council, and our Trent Business Council,” Mr. Morgan continues. “These volunteers enhance our academic, athletic, community and social programs. Our students, staff and faculty also volunteer in many different ways, both on campus and in the community.”

According to Mr. Morgan, charitable giving remains an integral part of Trent’s development.  “Donors such as Justin Chiu, the Drain and Patterson families, the late Fern Rahmel and many others provide students with the support, facilities, and academic endowments that make the unique Trent experience possible."

Students will be on hand at the reception to share stories of how philanthropy has contributed directly to their success while here at Trent. Posters will be placed all over the Trent campus as a reminder of the contributions that alumni and donors make each year to enhance the Trent experience.

National Philanthropy Day is formally supported by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and hundreds of other non-profit and for-profit organizations throughout North America.


For more information, please contact: Richard Morgan, director, portfolio operations & philanthropic research, (705)748-1011, ext. 7598,