This Giving Tuesday was a goal-surpassing day as the Trent community came together to donate over $172,000 to support student-focused programming and projects at the University.
“Through generous gifts, alumni, staff, faculty, and the broader community underscored Trent’s important role in transforming the educational experience and building a strong foundation for the next generation of leaders,” said Sherry Booth ’98, associate vice-president, Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. “The overwhelming response is validation that the Trent community is committed to supporting the student experience. On behalf of all Trent students, I extend my sincere thanks to everyone who chose Trent on Giving Tuesday.”
Giving Tuesday donors were able to choose an area of interest, with impact being felt university-wide, supporting programs and projects run through Trent’s colleges, Trent Athletics, Trent Durham GTA, and various academic programs.
Highlights from Trent's historic and record-setting #GivingTuesdayCA included a donation from Anne-Marie Prendiville ‘69 and John Gillies for the Lady Eaton College Music Room, a gift from professor emeritus Dr. Harry Kitchen in support of his student assistance fund, and a matching donation to Catharine Parr Traill College from Barbara Finlayson-Pitts ‘66.
It's never too late to support Trent students. To make an end-of-year gift, please visit trentu.ca/give.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
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