Each gift will support the Campaign’s four principal areas: student success, Indigenous achievement, critical research and visionary spaces.
“Every gift counts. Whether it’s a small contribution, a monthly gift, or a more substantial donation, every act of generosity plays a crucial role in supporting future discoveries, ideas, solutions and people at USask who will make the world a better place,” said Peter Stoicheff, USask president and vice-chancellor.
Thanks to gifts from a number of generous USask alumni, donations to featured projects on Sept. 12 will have the opportunity to be matched.
- Grit and Scott McCreath are matching student success gifts up to $1,000 per gift. Matching pool total is $25,000.
- Jefferson Mooney, C.M., is matching Indigenous Achievement gifts up to $1,000 per gift. Matching pool total is $25,000.
- Greg and Rae Smith are matching Critical Research gifts up to $1,000 per gift. Matching pool total is $10,000.
- Engineering Advancement Trustees are matching Engineering Design Hub Gifts dollar-for-dollar. Matching pool total is $28,500.
For students like Eileen Lennie-Koshman, an undergraduate student from the Department of Indigenous Studies, donor-funded awards and bursaries can make all the difference when juggling the needs of a family with the associated costs of a post-secondary education.
“You have no idea the pure joy we feel when we know we have received an award—it's like Christmas. And though we may not always have the words to give our thanks, it means the world that donors contribute to our success here at USask,” said Lennie-Koshman, a mother with roots on Treaty Six Territory.
President Stoicheff and other senior leaders will kick off USask Giving Day with a short program in Upper Place Riel beginning at 8:30 am, followed by live radio interviews, giveaways and prize draws in celebration of philanthropy. Media are invited to attend the kick-off event at 8:30 am.
Visit give.usask.ca to learn more about the specific projects you can support or to make your donation to the Campaign for USask today.
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