Queen's University

Campus Community Appeal a chance to give back

 
2010-01-25

2010 Campus Community Appeal kicks off with a pancake breakfast at Grant Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 7:30 to 9:30 am.

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Not long after Penny Bagnell learned that her son Mike was being bullied at school, she attended the annual Queen’s Campus Community Appeal kick-off breakfast. While there, she spoke to a former Advancement colleague now working with PREVNet – a Queen’s-led organization dedicated to reducing bullying – and found the resources and information she needed to help stop the bullying. When the Campus Community Appeal rolled around the next year, she knew exactly where she wanted her donation to go.

“I’ve always donated in the past, but it means so much to be able to give directly to something that has impacted my life, and the life of my family,” says Ms Bagnell. “By allocating my donation directly to PREVNet, I have the opportunity to impact lives here on campus, and be part of something that is so much larger.”

Ms Bagnell has also helped personalize the campaign for all of her colleagues in Reunions and Events by making donations in their name. “I’m about to start a job with a new department, so this is my good-bye gift,” she says. “Through the ‘Honour’ program, I was able to identify an organization or initiative on campus that had an impact on each of their lives, and direct the funds there. For instance, one co-worker’s husband suffered a spinal cord injury, so I donated money in her name to the Botterell Foundation for the Neurological Sciences Fund.”

For the fourth year in a row, Ms. Bagnell has joined the team of Campus Community Appeal volunteers who will aim to raise more than $1 million to support the outstanding work being done at Queen’s.

This year’s volunteer team is led by co-chairs Chris Coupland (Registrar’s Office), Jennifer Smith (Libraries), David McConomy (School of Business), and Peter Taylor (Math and Statistics).

The 2010 Campus Community Appeal will kick off with a pancake breakfast at Grant Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 7:30 to 9:30 am. Celebrity servers will be on hand to serve breakfast and entertainment will be provided by student groups and faculty/staff performers including SALSA, the Queen’s Band and Queen’s a cappella group, The Caledonias.

All staff, faculty and retirees are invited to attend (whether or not they plan to make a donation).

Donations to the Appeal, which runs through the end of April, can be made on a one-time basis, as well as through payroll deduction, spread throughout the year.

For more information on this year’s Appeal programs and events, or to become a volunteer, visit www.queensu.ca/communityappeal
 

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