Queen's University

Show your initiative at Tricolour Thursday campus campaign launch event

 
2012-09-24

Students, faculty, staff and Queen’s retirees are urged to join Principal Daniel Woolf and help kick Queen’s Initiative Campaign into gear on Tricolour Thursday, September 27. Don tricolour apparel and start Tricolour Thursday with a free coffee at Tim Hortons outlets on campus.

“We want to recognize the thousands of people at Queen’s who work incredibly hard to create a learning environment in which ideas, inventions and discoveries thrive,” says Principal Woolf. “The Initiative Campaign is about investing in the people of Queen’s and it offers us the opportunity to work together, and to grow stronger by focusing on what we do best. It will provide resources that will make a difference, not only to Queen’s, but ultimately to the world around us.”

The goal of the Initiative Campaign is to raise Queen’s profile nationally and internationally, and to raise at least half a billion dollars plus a further $100 million in planned estate gifts by 2016. 700 faculty and staff members and retirees contributed almost $1 million to programs and initiatives last year through their gifts during the Campus Community Appeal.

“Our dedication to students and their learning experience goes a long way to showing alumni and friends of Queen’s this institution is worthy of their philanthropic support,” says Bob Burge, Registrar, Faculty of Education, a staff co-chair for the Campus Community Appeal.

Come out and meet Principal Woolf in Grant Hall for a light luncheon and a sneak peek at the Initiative Campaign. Get involved! Help celebrate our commitment to fostering the spirit that makes great things happen at Queen’s!

The Initiative Campaign campus launch event will be streamed live online. View the online invitation for complete event details.

The Initiative Campaign, chaired by Gordon Nixon Com’79, LLD’03, President and Chief Executive Officer of RBC, is launching officially Saturday, September 29 and it ends in 2016, culminating with Queen’s 175th anniversary.

 

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