Queen's University

Who says money never sleeps?

Mary Cassells, Ed'87, Toronto, says if Queen's is in need of money she has a suggestion.

Why do I constantly receive requests for donations to provide for the continuation of a quality education at Queen's, when so much money has been wasted by alumni?

I offer the website of the Bank of Canada and its “Unclaimed Balances” as an example, and can cite two sad comments about the Grad's lack of interest in their alma mater—Com’98: $1,346.93, and MBA’89: $871.44. Oh yes, there are others. Examples include Artsci’77:$580.56; Law'88: $259.30; and, Sc’67: $183.39.

I thought that graduates would be more respectful of the funds that they have donated to their cause, so that, at least, the University at large could benefit by donating the excess of their largess back to the institution that gave them a good start in life.

These funds will go to the Government unless somebody in the Class tries to rectify the problem. As we look forward to the "Reunion Weekend" in May, let's try to rectify the situation by tracing down the Officers of these accounts and donating the proceeds to the University.

Thank you to the writer for this timely reminder to class reps who have established bank accounts for various projects. It is important to continue to monitor these accounts and to close them out and properly disburse the money when it is appropriate to do so.--Ed

Queen's Alumni Review, 2011 Issue #1Queen's Alumni Review
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