Thompson Rivers University is close to reaching its $50-million fundraising goal.
With a few weeks left to go, the Limitless campaign has raised more than $49 million dollars, with additional donations in recent days coming from the TRU Students' Union and Society of Law.
“We are excited to be able to increase the number of students our endowment supports. This bursary will support hundreds and hundreds of students over the next decade. It is one of the ways that we are working to make education accessible and affordable for our members,” said TRUSU vice-president of services Dipak Parmar.
TRUSU donated $550,000, while the TRU Society of Law added $25,000 as well.
The Limitless campaign's goal was ambitious.
“[The] $50-million goal, the largest in TRU history, and we’re inching, inching close to it,” Brian Daly, TRU's vice-president of university relations told Castanet Kamloops.
Fiona Chan, a TRU donor and co-chair of the campaign, said supporting student learning has always been rewarding.
“The work I’ve done with TRU over the years is dear to my heart because I believe in the cause and the importance of education to this community,” Chan said.
“It makes me proud and I hope all donors feel that sense of pride in TRU when they meet students and see the work they are doing. That’s why I continue to be involved, and why I have supported Limitless.”
While Daly said that the donors actually get to choose where the money is contributed, TRU’s Limitless campaign maps out of four pillars — supporting students, innovating for the future, building capacity and collaborating with the community.
In the final weeks the campaign, Daly said he hopes to see TRU reach the $50-million mark.
“All the giving options are available for the donors. You can do it all online, safe and secure, or walk over and drop off a cheque,” he said.
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