Lakehead University raised $57,725 on Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2017 – Thunder Bay and Orillia, ON

Lakehead University raised $57,725 on Giving Tuesday (November 28th), thanks to the generosity of alumni, donors, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the University.

Giving Tuesday is a relatively new Canadian initiative for charitable giving.  Seen as the “opening day of the giving season,” it is when individuals, groups, and organizations, join together to share their commitment, rally for their favourite charitable causes, and think about others.

“We’re thrilled with the turnout,” said Deb Comuzzi, Lakehead University’s Vice-President, External Relations. “Last year was the first time Lakehead University participated in Giving Tuesday, and we raised nearly $42,000 – so to top that by more than $15,000 is very exciting.”

Dr. Michel Beaulieu, President and Chair of the Alumni Association of Lakehead University, said he was extremely happy with how much was raised for student financial aid.

“Thank you to everyone who donated online and in person at Lakehead Thunder Bay and Lakehead Orillia,” he said. “Your contributions will help fund scholarships and bursaries that will enhance the student experience at Lakehead University.”

A special thank you to the Alumni Association of Lakehead University, which matched the first $24,500 in gifts.

 

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Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

Lakehead University has approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies. Maclean’s 2018 University Rankings place Lakehead University among Canada's Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities, as well as first in Total Research Dollars, second for Citations, and third for Scholarships and Bursaries. In 2017, Research Infosource named Lakehead Research University of the Year in its category for the third consecutive year. Visit www.lakeheadu.ca.

Lakehead University participating in Giving Tuesday

November 23, 2017 – Thunder Bay and Orillia, ON

Lakehead University will be participating in Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, Nov. 28 – and it could be even bigger than last year.

Giving Tuesday is a relatively new Canadian movement for giving.  Seen as the “opening day of the giving season,” it is when charities, companies, and individuals join together to share their commitment, rally for their favourite causes, and think about others.

Lakehead University’s Alumni Association has agreed to match the first $21,000 in new gifts towards student financial aid. This is an exceptional opportunity to double the impact of everyone's gift. Last year, $41,879 was raised during Giving Tuesday. 
 
By donating to Lakehead on Giving Tuesday, you support the University's hard-working students. Your donation will help fund scholarships and bursaries, enhance the student experience and support student athletes. 
Everyone is encouraged to:

  • Make a gift – the Giving Tuesday portal (found at donate.lakeheadu.ca) will open on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 12:01 am and close on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at midnight.
  • Take a selfie or pose for a photo and post it to your social media page using the hashtag #GivingTuesday and #lakeheadu.  The Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement office will be sure to share your posts on their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. 
  • On Tuesday, Nov. 28, visit staff at the Giving Tuesday booths in the Agora in Thunder Bay or in the Learning Commons in Orillia. Come show your support! 

Thank you in advance for helping to make Giving Tuesday at Lakehead a success and thanks to the Alumni Association for its continued generosity.

 

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Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

Lakehead University has approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies. Maclean’s 2018 University Rankings place Lakehead University among Canada's Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities, as well as first in Total Research Dollars, second for Citations, and third for Scholarships and Bursaries. In 2017, Research Infosource named Lakehead Research University of the Year in its category for the third consecutive year. Visit www.lakeheadu.ca.

 

Lakehead University’s first Giving Tuesday was an exceptional success

Photo of Dr. Michel Beaulieu

Dr. Michel Beaulieu, Professor of History and Alumni Association President, was one of many people who participated in Giving Tuesday at Lakehead University.

December 1, 2016 – Thunder Bay and Orillia, ON  

On Tuesday, November 29th, Lakehead University initiated its first-ever Giving Tuesday event, which officially kicks-off the giving season. 

The University’s Social Media Champions did a tremendous job all day long sharing the message and encouraging others to support Lakehead’s students through an online or in-person gift – thank you!  A huge debt of gratitude is owed to Lakehead’s students, faculty, and staff.  The University, alumni, and civic leaders were so generous and we are most grateful. 

In total, $19,684 was donated online, in-person and over the phone in support of Lakehead’s exceptional and unconventional students.  These gifts were generously matched by the Alumni Association for a combined total, to date, of $39,684.  Any gifts received by December 6th will be included in the Giving Tuesday total. 

“I’m very grateful for this support of our hard-working students,” said Dr. Michel Beaulieu, Professor of History and Alumni Association President.  “Without the help of our dedicated alumni and many friends living across the country and beyond, we could not have achieved this amazing result.” 

“The Alumni Association of Lakehead University has shown tremendous leadership with their matching gift on Giving Tuesday,” said Deb Comuzzi, Lakehead’s Vice-President External Relations. “On behalf of our students, who will benefit from these gifts, let me express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in our first ever Giving Tuesday initiative.” 

If you would like to donate to Lakehead University, please visit donate.lakeheadu.ca.

 

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Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

 

 

Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies. In 2016, for the second consecutive year, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead first among Canada’s undergraduate universities. Visit www.lakeheadu.ca.

 
 

Lakehead University participating in Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday poster

November 25, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON 

Lakehead University will be participating in Giving Tuesday for the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 29. 

Giving Tuesday is a new Canadian movement for giving.  Seen as the “opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies, and individuals join together to share their commitment, rally for their favourite causes, and think about others. 

On Lakehead’s first Giving Tuesday, the Alumni Association has agreed to match the first $20,000 in gifts. This is an exceptional opportunity to double the impact of everyone's gift.   

By donating to Lakehead on Giving Tuesday, you support the University's hard-working students. Your donation will help fund scholarships and bursaries, enhance the student experience and support student athletes.  These are the four pillars of the Lakehead Annual Fund.

 
Everyone is encouraged to: 

  • Make a gift early – the Giving Tuesday portal (donate.lakeheadu.ca) will be open on Friday, Nov. 25.
  • Take a selfie or pose for a photo and post it to your social media page using the hashtag #GivingTuesday and #lakeheadu.  The Alumni and Community Relations office will be sure to share your posts on their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. 
  • Come see staff at the Giving Tuesday booth in the Agora on Tuesday, Nov. 29 in Thunder Bay and show your support.  

 

Thank you in advance for helping to make Lakehead University’s first ever Giving Tuesday event a success and thanks to the Alumni Association for its continued generosity.

 

 

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Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

 

 

Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies.

Maclean’s 2016 University Rankings place Lakehead University second in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and first among Ontario’s undergraduate universities for Total Research Dollars, Social Sciences & Humanities Grants, and Library Expenses. In 2015, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead first among Canada’s undergraduate universities.

Visit www.lakeheadu.ca.

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