Donor Impact Report 2021/22

Thank you for your generous support this year!

As I took part in our recent convocation ceremonies for the Class of 2022, I was so proud to see these Laurier graduates cross the stage. They have worked so hard, accomplished so much and shown such incredible persistence and flexibility through the COVID-19 pandemic.

For many, like Mackenzie, the pandemic was both a challenge and an opportunity to grow.

I think that the pandemic has actually allowed me to learn to be more flexible in how, where, when and even why I learn. These transitions of the environment that I work in have allowed me to become adaptable. - Mackenzie, Bachelor of Business Administration, Class of 2022

And while our students were growing, so was Laurier. We continued to develop plans for our new Milton
campus and broke ground on two important capital projects. We expanded wellness and academic programming, as well as research, at the undergraduate and graduate levels across our campuses.

Looking forward to the coming year, we are committed to further multi-campus growth, including welcoming our first cohort in Milton in fall 2024, academic and work innovation, and focus on building an inclusive and thriving community.

None of this is possible without your support. Thank you.

Gifts of all sizes made a positive impact this year, and a few foundational donations allowed for some significant steps forward. You can read more about them in the stories below.

You are truly helping us help students.


Deborah MacLatchy
President and Vice-Chancellor
Wilfrid Laurier UniversityDean of Music

Impact by the Numbers 2021/22

660+ donors gave $134,000 to provide urgent funding to students in unexpected financial crisis.

$3,946,262 in awards granted to 1,787 students.

2,953 unique donors gave $7,777,900.

Dollar figures and donor counts are rounded.

An Opportunity to Grow: Giving Stories

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“This school sticks with you” – Philanthropy runs in this Golden Hawk family

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Dignitaries and donors celebrate groundbreaking of Laurier’s new Savvas Chamberlain Music Building

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Alumni and students donate to fund major renovations to Alumni Field

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The WLU Alumni Choir Makes Space for Music through generosity and song

Thank you for helping us grow.