The Employee Giving Program campaign has been a rousing success this year, with employee participation rising to 31%, a new record that corresponds to a 5% increase over last year.
This year’s fundraising campaign, which ran from March 2 to March 17, 2015, would not have elicited such generosity without the vital contributions of some 130 dedicated volunteers.
Pierre Thibault, who co-chaired the Employee Giving Program this year, was among those volunteers, for whom a reception was held on May 25. “I have been involved in the Campaign since it began, namely as its coordinator for the Civil Law Section,” said Thibault, who is currently Assistant Dean and Secretary of the Civil Law Section. “This year, I was asked to be co-chair, and I was thrilled to accept! It gave me a chance to work with some great people who are really dedicated to the University, and to learn more about several projects that meet the needs of students.”
For her part, Daniela Gutierrez de Pineres, who is an academic assistant at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, acted as a campaign solicitor. She said that her involvement made her feel “an enormous sense of pride in the university community and its generous dedication to the cause.”
Martin Grégoire, the campaign coordinator, has worked at Protection Service for over two decades. He feels that it is essential to give back to students. “It’s thanks to the students that I have a job here at the University and that I have been able to provide for my family for the past 20 years,” he said.
Giving to projects that give back to students is one way of paying it forward. In fact, every year, many students benefit from scholarships and financial aid, funding that helps them succeed in their university studies by relieving some of financial pressures they may face.
To see how your donations have helped improve the lives of our students, we invite you to watch this video.