Queen's University

Recognizing philanthropy among the campus community

 
2014-06-02

By Communications Staff

In recognition of their generosity, Queen’s staff and faculty donors to Queen’s have been invited to celebrate the success of this year’s Campus Community Appeal by joining one of several private, curator-guided tours of exhibitions at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

Stephanie Dickey, Professor and Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art, provides a private tour for campus donors through the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Campus donors to Queen’s will also tour the Queen’s University Biological Station in June.

The Campus Community Appeal is an ongoing initiative that encourages faculty and staff members to support a project or program at Queen’s that is personally meaningful.

Together, current and retired faculty and staff members raised more than $2 million this past year, supporting a diverse blend of projects, such as the Queen’s Fund, Ban Righ Centre, and the Archives. Many gifts were designated to support specific faculties, schools and departments, and many were made in honour or memory of admired colleagues.

Gifts to the Queen’s Fund are used for the highest priorities each year, often responding to the university’s unanticipated or emerging needs.

This year’s Campus Community Appeal is led by co-chairs Tim Bryant, Terrie Easter Sheen, Stuart Pinchin and Martha Whitehead.

“We are honoured to work with such caring and committed colleagues,” says Ms. Easter Sheen “We all know that charitable giving is entirely voluntary. So many of us choose to give back to the Queen’s community in this way, and that says a lot about us. This is an accomplishment that we are pleased to be celebrating.”

“This is just one small way for Queen’s to say thank you to those who have made this special commitment to the university. It is also a pleasure to be able to highlight two very unique areas of Queen’s in such a personal way,” says Lisa Menard, who co-ordinates these events with Carrie Miles for the Office of Advancement.

The art tours are being hosted by Stephanie Dickey, Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art in the Department of Art, and David de Witt, Bader Curator of European Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

Campus Community Appeal donors will be invited to a private lunch and lecture at the Queen’s University Biological Station prior to the annual open house on June 22.

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