Trent University celebrated its most dedicated supporters with the unveiling of a donor wall on Friday, March 22, 2019, in the Student Centre Alumni Atrium. Trent University’s executive committee of the Board of Governors, senior leadership, staff and faculty gathered to mark the final milestone moment in the campaign.
The stunning glass recognition piece, which features the names of donors who supported Trent’s largest fundraising campaign to date, Unleash the Potential, will stand as a permanent tribute to the Trent family of supporters.
“It is a shining example of what the Trent community can accomplish when they come together,” said Julie Davis, vice-president, External Relations & Advancement. “With 8,481 donors and over $56 million raised through the campaign, every gift has impacted the university in a multitude of ways. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing supporters. Those who believe in the power of education to shape lives, change perspectives and open up a world of potential.”
Final moments of the campaign include:
- Bata Library’s transformation into the library of the future
- Last year over 1,266 students received donor support through the campaign
- Increased Indigenous student and program support announced at the 43rd Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering
- Nozhem Theatre renewal
“Since the completion of the milestone campaign, fundraising efforts have continued to gain momentum,” said Sherry Booth, director of Philanthropy.
As Trent looks forward, future philanthropic efforts will focus on creating experiential learning opportunities for students such as internships and study-abroad placements, enhancing supports for indigenous learners, supporting growth on both the Peterborough and Durham GTA campuses, growing endowments, revitalizing Trent’s Colleges and restoring its renowned heritage architecture.