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2019 Donor Impact Report

Donors make a difference at Laurier.

President's Message

Laurier is a thriving community committed to developing the whole person and fostering strong relationships. I need only to think of Laurier’s exceptional champions, our donors and alumni, to see this aspiration in action. deb-maclatchy.jpg

In 2019, Laurier celebrated the successful conclusion of Catalyst: the campaign for Wilfrid Laurier University. Fundraising during the campaign spanned the university and included the Building Canada’s Best Business School campaign, the Laurier Branford YMCA project, and support for strategic initiatives such as student support, faculty funding and campus-community projects. Together, Laurier donors and partners contributed $130 million dollars.

As a Laurier donor, you have made a real difference to our students, faculty and staff through your support for our university. Your generosity allows Laurier to remain a place where people are inspired to work, learn, lead and build lifelong relationships; to give their all and to give back. Donors like you help to ensure Laurier graduates and researchers are able to leave their mark on the world.

Because of your support, Laurier students are thriving.

Because of your support, we are able to re-imagine our campuses to create beautiful new facilities that enhance academics, research and student life.

Because of you, Laurier continues to grow in size and scope, while at the same time is able to maintain the caring and collegial spirit for which we are celebrated.

Laurier donors are critical to our university’s ongoing success and we do not take your philanthropic investments for granted.

Together, we are building a bright future. Thank you.

Deborah L. MacLatchy, PhD
President and Vice-Chancellor
Wilfrid Laurier University

2019 by the Numbers

Philanthropy in Action

CIBC Supports Laurier Business Students

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CIBC has pledged $100,000 to provide title sponsorship for the Integrated Case Exercise (ICE) and scholarships for business students. ICE, a 42-year tradition at Laurier, challenges students to analyze complex problems facing real companies and then compete to present the best solutions to top business executive. Title sponsors like CIBC give our students the very best resources for this competition.

Donors Support Students’ Wellness

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University can be a time of turbulent firsts—a new level of school and peer pressure, housing with strangers, major break-ups, living away from friends and family. All of which can take a toll on wellness. Because of compassionate donors, students have a lifeline to help deal with these challenges.

Donors Receive Philanthropy Awards

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The 2019 Laurier Philanthropy Awards were presented to Randy McGlynn ’72, Mike Stork ’77 and Hennie Stork ’77. The awards are bestowed annually to members of the Laurier donor community who exemplify the true spirit of philanthropy and demonstrate a lasting dedication to the mission, vision and values of Laurier.

Celebrating 10 Years of Donor Impact

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This year, Laurier marked the successful conclusion of the most ambitious fundraising effort in the university’s history, Catalyst: the Campaign for Wilfrid Laurier University, in which donors contributed $130 million over 10 years to help build new facilities, programs and provide student support.

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