The work we do every day gives each of us a unique perspective about where our dollars are most needed at Queen’s. Through the Campus Community Appeal, we have an opportunity to make a difference in a way that is meaningful to us. We can designate our gifts to almost any area of Queen’s – our faculties, student assistance, mental health, the library, archives, community outreach and so many others.
We’ve all witnessed the difference that philanthropy can make, whether it be through our work at Queen’s, our lives in the greater Kingston community, or well beyond our borders. As your Co-Chairs, we wanted to share our thoughts about the impact of philanthropy across campus. Please join us in making your gift today!
"Through my work developing Queen’s Academic Plan it became clear that considering student health and wellness, especially mental health, would be vital in our decision-making. Programs like Q Success and Bounce Back, which support students at critical times, not only increase the likelihood of student success but also help to promote help-seeking and reduce stigma. These values have resonated strongly within our community. Alumni, parents and colleagues have all been generous with their support of Queen’s to ensure programs like these are established. And, with our continuing support they will continue to provide students with the resources they need to be successful and healthy"
Tim Bryant (Engineering)
"I completed my undergraduate degree in Philosophy while working here at Queen’s. My experience as a mature student has helped me to better understand the University and be of greater assistance to our students. Through my work in Gender Studies (formerly Women’s Studies), I have come to appreciate the importance of places like the Ban Righ Centre and the Human Rights Office. It is often these small but essential services that suffer when budgets are tight. It is through philanthropy that we will ensure these unique and important corners of Queen’s continue to provide much needed services to students, staff and faculty."
Terrie Easter Sheen (Gender Studies)
"Queen’s is alive with stories – not only of the exceptional learning experiences of our students and the depth of our research, but of the history of Queen’s and our people, and of Kingston and generations of Canadians. It is through the generosity of people who care deeply about this rich tapestry of stories, whose support ranges from student scholarships to library and archives donations, that Queen’s will make an impact for generations to come."
Martha Whitehead (Vice-Provost and University Librarian)
"At the Registrar’s Office, we are reminded on a daily basis of the powerful impact the various types of financial aid does have on the lives of our students. There is the joy and empowerment of a student whose academic excellence has been recognized with a well-earned scholarship. Equally compelling is the acknowledgment and support a student experiences when they are in receipt of a need-based bursary which reduces the financial pressures they encounter. These bursaries also open doors so that students, regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds, can more fully participate in the vast opportunities available at Queen’s. Our students are grateful. Gifts of this nature are making a difference. ”
Stuart Pinchin (Associate University Registrar)
Individually, our gifts can be very specific – but, together we are making a difference!
If you have any questions or feedback, or if you are wondering how you can support an area of campus that is meaningful to you, please contact Annual Giving at firstname.lastname@example.org.