On Giving Tuesday, Trent University supporters rallied behind the Campaign for Momentous Change to raise $1,460,900 – nearly doubling the total raised on the same day last year.
During the world’s largest generosity movement, Trent supporters also responded to the call from President Leo Groarke to increase monthly giving to the Trent Fund by becoming new monthly donors as well as upgrading existing monthly pledges to make the greatest impact for current and future generations of students.
“As the holiday season of giving begins, we offer momentous gratitude to our generous alumni, staff, faculty, and community members who are supporting students’ urgent needs by making invaluable monthly gifts,” said Sherry Booth ’98, associate vice-president Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement. “Monthly giving is an easy and affordable way to make a profound impact on students’ lives. We know all our supporters are shaping the next generation of leaders.”
Giving Tuesday takes place each year at the height of the commercial shopping season. Widely considered as the opening day of the giving season, it is a time where everyone joins together to rally for their favourite causes.
To make an end-of-year gift in support of Trent students and the Campaign for Momentous Change, visit trentu.ca/holidaygiving.
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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