Now in its fourth year, this campaign provides support to either the President’s Student Experience Fund, which supports student projects taking place outside of the classroom, or the Nasser Family Emergency Student Trust, which helps students facing unexpected financial hardship.
Donations to either of these two funds will be generously matched up to a total of $20,000 per fund by Professor Emeritus Kay Nasser and his wife Dora. Donations made on this day can also be directed to participating collegesengineering, arts and science, medicine, and dentistry—although the Nassers’s matching program only applies to the two funds.
“What is unique about this campaign is that it is not only a 24-hour fundraiser, but it is a fundraiser that specifically encourages our campus community to support students,” said Debra Pozega-Osburn, vice-president of university relations.
Last year, more than $75,000 was raised through One Day for Students.
“It’s important that our alumni and friends understand that we’re supportive as a campus community,” Pozega-Osburn said. “We must lead by example when it comes to financially supporting our students and university.”
For more information on One Day for Students and how it supports the campus community, visit give.usask.ca/oneday.