Every Step of the Way: Laurier Donor Impact 2020/21


Deborah MacLatchyThank you. You’ve been there for Laurier and our students every step of the way through this very challenging year and I’m so grateful.

You supported the Laurier COVID-19 Emergency Fund, which allowed students to pivot to online learning and stay healthy while doing it.

You supported scholarships and bursaries to relieve student financial pressures and keep them in school.

You donated to the many programs and services that are close to your heart and essential to supporting our thriving campuses. For all this and more, I thank you.

I welcome you to learn more about what you and other donors have made possible this year by reading the stories and looking at the statistics below.

The Laurier community has an exciting year ahead. Laurier faculty and staff have put great thought and planning into ensuring Fall 2021 will be a safe and successful term for everyone, and we are pleased to welcome our largest incoming class, ever. Our donors are bringing us to the final stretch of the Making Space for Music campaign – with a little more help, we’ll be getting our shovels ready to expand and transform our Savvas Chamberlain Music Building. Everyone is talking about our exciting new Milton campus, which will feature innovative academic programming and research devoted to solving the environmental challenges of our future, and continue to build on our excellent multi-campus reputation.

We continue to strengthen our thriving community through our strong commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and Indigeneity. We’re also listening to our students when they tell us what they need for their mental and physical wellness, and working to enhance supports in these areas. We have so much ahead of us in service of a better future, both at Laurier and in the wider world. I’m most grateful to count you among our champions.

Let’s keep the momentum going.

Sincerely, 
Deborah MacLatchy
President and Vice-Chancellor
Wilfrid Laurier University

 



By the numbers 2020/21

heart.png2,600 unique donors gave $4,830,000.

awards.png$2,053,000 in awards granted to 1,100 students.

medical-mask.png534 donors gave $200,000 through our Laurier COVID-19 Emergency Fund for students.

heart.pngParent donors raised $66,000 in support of student success.

heart.pngAmount raised to support student mental health: $174,000.

heart.png265 donors gave $770,000 to name the Carruthers Practice Studios as part of the Making Space for Music campaign.

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

Dollar figures and donor counts are rounded.


 



DONOR IMPACT REPORTS

 

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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.

 

LAURIER PHILANTHROPY AWARD

 

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.

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Celebrating 2021 Laurier Philanthropy Award Recipients, Margaret and Larry Marsland
See Laurier Philanthropy Award Winners

2021 Margaret and Larry Marsland
2019 Randy McGlynn ’72
2019 Mike Stork ’77 & Hennie Stork ‘77
2018 Peter C. Ansley ‘66
2017 Roger and Edith Davis & family
2017 Marcia Powers-Dunlop BA ’69, MSW ’76
2017 Helen and Steve Kun
2016 Trevor Gardner ’98 & Cindy Gardner ‘98
2016 Millards Chartered Professional Accountants
2015 Ian and Hilary McLean
2015 Barry Schneider
2014 The Williamson Group
2014 Patricia F. Rae
2013 The Ross and Doris Dixon Charitable Foundation
2013 S.C. Johnson and Son, Limited
2012 WLU Alumni Association (WLUAA)
2012 The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation
2011 Fred Nichols
2011 City of Brantford
2010 The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
2010 Mary Stedman
2009 Robert Astley & Judith Astley
2008 Gerard McGrath
2007 Tom Motz