We look forward to celebrating with you at convocation. Can you help a student in need make it to their graduation, too?
You are joining a community of change-makers, risk-takers, and life-savers who are making a difference locally and abroad. The class of 2017 is banding together to help future students. Honour those who supported you—donors, family members, instructors, and friends—by passing on the goodwill to a student following in your footsteps.
Grads like you can make a difference for students like Adam:
“ Thank you so much for the bursary! I wouldn’t have survived if it wasn’t for you. When I graduate, I hope I can—like you—pass along the kindness to others.”
—Adam, UFV Bursary Recipient
Donate today and your gift will be matched 7:1 by your UFV Community. Challenge your parents, friends, and professors to do the same. Your donation of $20.17 becomes $161.36 to help future students.
Message from the UFV Alumni Association Board Chair:
Congratulations Class of 2017 on reaching this important milestone!
The UFV Alumni Association has a tradition of welcoming its newest members to the alumni family by making a donation in their honour. For your graduating year, we have committed to match the first $2,017 given toward the 2017 Class Gift Campaign. This money will support future students who follow in your footsteps at UFV.
As you celebrate, I encourage you to join us by giving $20.17. Your gift will be matched 7:1 by your UFV community. The Student Union Society, President Mark Evered, Board of Governors Chair John Pankratz, an anonymous donor, the Faculty and Staff Association, and I have each committed $2,017 to match gifts toward this campaign.
Your donation of $20.17 becomes $161.36 to help future students.
We are incredibly proud of you, your diligence, and the many achievements that have brought you to this point; welcome to the alumni family.
—Nik Venema, UFV Alumni Association
10 reasons to donate $20.17 or $201.70 or even $2,017.00 as you, or a graduand you wish to honour, graduates!
Did you receive a scholarship or bursary while you were a student at UFV? If you didn’t – could you have benefited from one? Help make it possible for even more students to receive this important funding support.
- Honor what you love about UFV.
Now is your chance to pay tribute to that special professor, class, or student activity that changed your life forever.
- Commemorate one of the most important journeys of your life.
You can celebrate your UFV journey – from Weeks of Welcome to Convocation, you have a lot to celebrate.
- Give a little to change a lot.
Your gift to future students will be matched 7:1. Your donation of $20.17 becomes $161.36 to help future students.
- Ensure UFV is one of the best undergraduate universities in Canada.
Alumni giving positively impacts national rankings and, in return, protects and enhances the value of your credential
- Lead the way for future Alumni.
You can help ensure that future students can create their own unique experiences.
- It all adds up!
If you and every graduate from the Class of 2017 makes a donation of $20.17, we could raise over $50,000! That would provide four new bursaries which would continue to be awarded year after year. When combined, each of our gifts have a tremendous impact and can make a world of difference for students struggling to make ends meet.
- It’s fun to give!
As a Class of 2017 donor, you will be invited to donor events and networking opportunities throughout the year.
- Make a statement.
Lead by example — let’s create a real legacy together!
- Inspire a culture of philanthropy at UFV.
Inspire future graduating classes, alumni, parents, faculty and staff with your generosity of our Class Gift. Help build an upswell in support for students.
- Leave your mark.
Whatever the reason, giving to your Class of 2017 Gift is the perfect way to leave your mark at the University—and a wonderful way to begin your new, important role as a proud UFV alumna/alumnus.