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Wilfrid Laurier University Development
December 10, 2016
Canadian Excellence



Another successful year for “Our Community, Our Laurier” campaign

Apr 23/07

Once again, staff, faculty, retirees and board members recognized the importance of raising money for the Our Community, Our Laurier campaign by making 2006 another record year.

More than $475,000 was raised to support exciting new initiatives like student awards, accessible learning, athletics and the library. With 356 people participating this year (including 42 new donors), we were able to easily surpass our goal by more than $225,000.

“This is a fantastic achievement,” said Laurier president Dr. Robert Rosehart. “The success of the Our Community, Our Laurier campaign is a reflection of the generous spirit of our faculty and staff. It’s wonderful to see such commitment to our institution — there’s a real passion for excellence in education at Laurier.”

The 2006 campaign would not have been as successful without the dedicated team of volunteers who gave much of their time, in addition to their money. Campaign co-chairs Kimberly Barber, Gary Bott, Bev Wemp, Heather Froome and Tupper Cawsey worked tirelessly throughout the year to encourage others to get involved. And the Faculty of Science fielded an entire team of volunteers: Colleen Loomis, Scott Ramsay, Jane Gohl, Rick Elliott, Rick Henderson, Jill Tracey and Jeanette Haas all came together with a common goal — to raise money to enhance the student experience.  Obviously, they succeeded!

To celebrate the success of the 2006 Our Community, Our Laurier campaign, and to launch the 2007 campaign, there will be a BBQ in May. Watch your email and the Laurier website for more details.

Click here to read the latest edition of the Our Community, Our Laurier newsletter.


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