The Carnegie building, a landmark in Brantford for more than 100 years, was acquired by Laurier as part of the initial partnership to establish a campus in the city. Partnerships are essential for keeping the entire university strong and vibrant, and Laurier values the supportive relationships that sustain all its campuses.
As Laurier approaches its 100th anniversary in 2011, it is clear that our longevity and success is built on the generosity of an exceptional community of alumni, students, staff, faculty and friends. Contributions take many forms, from financial donations to volunteer work on university committees. Such commitments of time and money are invaluable. They enable Laurier to reach beyond its most basic responsibilities and provide the facilities, expertise and opportunities that truly inspire lives of leadership and purpose. In 2009, we received $7.5 million from a wide variety of individual donors and organizations. These gifts ranged from a record-breaking $1.3 million in annual giving to more than $1.8 million in estate gifts. Every contribution helps strengthen the university’s commitment to excellence and to the unique community that is Laurier. For this we thank you.