Thank you for your generous support this year!

debinboardroom-purple-jacket-1.jpgAs 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 University


By the numbers 2021/22

heart.png2,953 unique donors gave $7,777,900.

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

indigenous-logo.png175 donors gave more than $52,000 to the Indigenous Knowledge Fund.

heart.png660+ donors gave $134,000 to provide urgent funding to students in unexpected financial need.

heart.png400+ Laurier faculty and staff gave $182,000 in support of student wellness including emergency funds, Indigenous initiatives and student awards.

*Individuals are counted once and categorized according to the following hierarchy: Alumni, Faculty/Staff, Parent, Friends, then Students.

Dollar figures and donor counts are rounded.




Donors help to ensure Laurier graduates are ready for the real world and ready to leave their mark. Explore how our donors continue to make an impact.




The Laurier Philanthropy Award is an annual award presented in recognition and celebration of an individual, corporation or foundation whose generosity has contributed significantly to the advancement of Laurier.

Recipients of this award exemplify the true spirit of philanthropy. Through their direct financial support, leadership and donation of time, each recipient demonstrates a deep-seated and lasting dedication to the mission, vision and values of the university.


Celebrating 2021 Laurier Philanthropy Award Recipients, Margaret and Larry Marsland