The Trent community celebrated National Philanthropy Day by bringing together donors with students and faculty whom they have helped at a breakfast in the Great Hall at Champlain College on Friday, November 16, 2012.
Officially celebrated on November 15, Trent added the celebratory breakfast event on the 16th to thank and recognize the great contributions that philanthropy has made on campus, in students’ lives and in the myriad of projects conducted in our communities.
The pancake breakfast featured heart warming stories from grateful student recipients Chad Cuss and Shannon Fera who have benefitted substantially from opportunities provided through philanthropy at Trent.
Dr. Elizabeth Popham from the Department of English Literature, and Dr. Paul Frost, the David Schindler Endowed Professor of Aquatic Science, also spoke to the crowd gathered about the importance of philanthropy in continuing university studies.
Richard Morgan, associate vice-president of Development at Trent, in his address quoted Miriam Beard, who once said, “The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation.” To which he added, “I hope our conversations this morning were a great illustration of that."