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POSTPONED: One Day for Students celebrates giving on USask campus

SASKATOON – In light of growing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) will NOT be holding its seventh annual One Day for Students campaign on Tuesday, March 17.

The event was planned to celebrate giving on campus and invite the university community, alumni, donors and friends to make a special donation to enhance the USask experience for students. The day was also to celebrate philanthropy on campus and in our greater community by asking people to support students in crisis who may need help to overcome hurdles to achieve their educational goals.

Last year, more than $166,000 was raised for the Nasser Family Emergency Trust Fund. As in past years, Professor Emeritus Dr. Kay Nasser and his wife Dora had planned to match donations to the Nasser Family Emergency Student Trust this year.

The Nasser Family Emergency Student Trust was established by Kay and Dora Nasser to support students who experience unforeseeable or unique financial hardships and allow them to continue their studies at the U of S. These include flights home for funerals and other family emergencies, delays in or a sudden loss of funding, unexpected increases in rent and other household expenditures and personal medical emergencies.

More information on the fundraising campaign is available https://give.usask.ca/oneday/


For more information, contact:  

John Grainger 
Communications Specialist  
University of Saskatchewan  
306-966-6036 (O); 306-381-9188 (C) 

Victoria Dinh 
Communications and Media Relations Co-ordinator  
University of Saskatchewan  

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