Initiative Campaign

About

The Initiative Campaign will help us achieve our potential and define the Queen’s of the future. Our goal is to provide an environment where opportunity meets excellence. To do this we will:

  • Be the destination for exceptional people
  • Enhance our students’ learning experiences
  • Secure a global reputation in discovery and inquiry
  • Nurture a supportive community

To reach our full potential, we need you to join us. Learn more about the Case for Support...

Fundraising Goal

To raise at least $500 million for identified University priorities and an additional $100 million in future estate gifts.

Timeline

The Initiative Campaign began May 1, 2006 and will conclude in 2016.

  • [Chef Michael Smith was on hand to bring many tasty delights. Kingston, Ontario]
    Chef Michael Smith was on hand to bring many tasty delights. Kingston, Ontario
  • [Past and present Board of Trustees Chairs pose together (from left to right) John Rae, Barbara Palk, and Bill Young. Kingston, Ontario]
    Past and present Board of Trustees Chairs pose together (from left to right) John Rae, Barbara Palk, and Bill Young. Kingston, Ontario
  • [Chancellor David Dodge, Campaign Cabinet Chair Gord Nixon, Board of Trustees Chair Barbara Palk, Grant Hall Society Chair Katie Macmillan, VP (Advancement) Tom Harris and Chief Development Officer Tom Hewitt, unveil the new benefactor wall in Stauffer library. Kingston, Ontario]
    Chancellor David Dodge, Campaign Cabinet Chair Gord Nixon, Board of Trustees Chair Barbara Palk, Grant Hall Society Chair Katie Macmillan, VP (Advancement) Tom Harris and Chief Development Officer Tom Hewitt, unveil the new benefactor wall in Stauffer library. Kingston, Ontario
  • [Alumnus Graeme Whyte proudly unveiled the Whyte Scoreboard with Queen’s athletic staff at the opening of Nixon Field. Kingston, Ontario]
    Alumnus Graeme Whyte proudly unveiled the Whyte Scoreboard with Queen’s athletic staff at the opening of Nixon Field. Kingston, Ontario
  • [Vice-President (Advancement) Tom Harris joined staff at the unveiling of the Stauffer Benefactor Wall at Stauffer Library. Kingston, Ontario]
    Vice-President (Advancement) Tom Harris joined staff at the unveiling of the Stauffer Benefactor Wall at Stauffer Library. Kingston, Ontario
  • [CNN Chief Business Correspondent and alumnus Ali Velshi acted as Emcee, welcoming Queen’s Rector, Nick Francis to the stage. Kingston, Ontario]
    CNN Chief Business Correspondent and alumnus Ali Velshi acted as Emcee, welcoming Queen’s Rector, Nick Francis to the stage. Kingston, Ontario
  • [Vice-President (Advancement), Tom Harris, speaks with students and staff. Kingston, Ontario]
    Vice-President (Advancement), Tom Harris, speaks with students and staff. Kingston, Ontario
  • [Faculty, staff and students join in an Oil Thigh at the campus community launch. Kingston, Ontario]
    Faculty, staff and students join in an Oil Thigh at the campus community launch. Kingston, Ontario
  • [The Initiative Campaign celebrations began with the campus community launch in Grant Hall. Kingston, Ontario]
    The Initiative Campaign celebrations began with the campus community launch in Grant Hall. Kingston, Ontario
  • [Chancellor David Dodge greets former Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA) President Heather Black. Kingston, Ontario]
    Chancellor David Dodge greets former Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA) President Heather Black. Kingston, Ontario
  • [Dr. Heather Stuart, Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair speaks with alumni. Kingston, Ontario]
    Dr. Heather Stuart, Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair speaks with alumni. Kingston, Ontario
  • [Queen's Student Alumni Association (QSAA) President, Rico Garcia, Artsci'13 spoke to the importance of community and giving back to Queen's at the Initiative Campaign launch event held at the Royal Bank Plaza. Toronto, Ontario]
    Queen's Student Alumni Association (QSAA) President, Rico Garcia, Artsci'13 spoke to the importance of community and giving back to Queen's at the Initiative Campaign launch event held at the Royal Bank Plaza. Toronto, Ontario
  • [A group of law alumni pose together. Toronto, Ontario]
    A group of law alumni pose together. Toronto, Ontario
  • [Initiative Campaign launch, Royal Bank Plaza. Toronto, Ontario]
    Initiative Campaign launch, Royal Bank Plaza. Toronto, Ontario
  • [Queen's alumni and friends celebrated together at the Initiative Campaign launch event in the National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, Ontario]
    Queen's alumni and friends celebrated together at the Initiative Campaign launch event in the National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, Ontario
  • [Initiative Campaign Cabinet Chair Gord Nixon and his wife Janet posed with rugby Co-Captains, Dan Moor and Susan Heald at the opening of Nixon Field. Kingston, Ontario]
    Initiative Campaign Cabinet Chair Gord Nixon and his wife Janet posed with rugby Co-Captains, Dan Moor and Susan Heald at the opening of Nixon Field. Kingston, Ontario
  • [-	The Queen’s Bands performed to a sea of red, blue and gold. Kingston, Ontario]
    - The Queen’s Bands performed to a sea of red, blue and gold. Kingston, Ontario
  • [CNN Chief Business Correspondent, Ali Velshi, Artsci’94 posed with fellow alumni Judge Matheson, Arts’40, LLD’84 and Queen’s University Chief Development Officer, Tom Hewitt, Artsci’82. Kingston, Ontario]
    CNN Chief Business Correspondent, Ali Velshi, Artsci’94 posed with fellow alumni Judge Matheson, Arts’40, LLD’84 and Queen’s University Chief Development Officer, Tom Hewitt, Artsci’82. Kingston, Ontario
  • [Chef Tony Oliviera visited with alumnae and sisters Mary Balanchuk, Arts’49 (right) and Stephanie Patterson, Arts’63 (left). Kingston, Ontario]
    Chef Tony Oliviera visited with alumnae and sisters Mary Balanchuk, Arts’49 (right) and Stephanie Patterson, Arts’63 (left). Kingston, Ontario
  • [Alumni Michael Shaw, Doug Mair and Mike Norris. Calgary, Alberta]
    Alumni Michael Shaw, Doug Mair and Mike Norris. Calgary, Alberta
  • [Alumni Kim Sturgess, Jim Decker and Muneet Bhatia. Calgary, Alberta]
    Alumni Kim Sturgess, Jim Decker and Muneet Bhatia. Calgary, Alberta
  • [Chief Development Officer, Tom Hewitt addressed alumni, students and friends of Queen’s. Calgary, Alberta]
    Chief Development Officer, Tom Hewitt addressed alumni, students and friends of Queen’s. Calgary, Alberta
  • [Staff displayed their Queen’s pride in red, blue and gold. Kingston, Ontario]
    Staff displayed their Queen’s pride in red, blue and gold. Kingston, Ontario
  • [“Q” cookies were a delicious treat at the launch events. Kingston, Ontario]
    “Q” cookies were a delicious treat at the launch events. Kingston, Ontario
  • [No Queen’s event would be complete without an Oil Thigh! Kingston, Ontario]
    No Queen’s event would be complete without an Oil Thigh! Kingston, Ontario
  • [Young alumni catch up at the launch celebration. Calgary, Alberta]
    Young alumni catch up at the launch celebration. Calgary, Alberta

The Initiative Campaign was officially launched with a series of events taking place in Kingston, Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario, as well as Calgary, Alberta.

  • Campus Community Launch, September 27, 2012 – Grant Hall, Kingston, Ontario
  • Campaign Launch, September 29, 2012 – Grant Hall, Kingston, Ontario
  • Campaign Launch, October 3, 2012 – Calgary Golf and Country Club, Calgary, Alberta
  • Campaign Launch, October 10, 2012 – Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto, Ontario
  • Campaign Launch, October 18, 2012 – National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario