Laurier Student Philanthropy Council
The Student Philanthropy Council is a student-led initiative to raise awareness of the impact of donations among members of the Wilfrid Laurier University community. Established in 2012, the council works to instil a greater appreciation of the philanthropic spirit, and also develops opportunities for students to give back to Laurier.
“Being a part of the Laurier Student Philanthropy Council gives me an opportunity to generate a meaningful sense of awareness of how donations impact everyone at Laurier,” said Andrew McCauley, a third-year Political Studies and Global Studies student and a past scholarship recipient. “I think that students want to understand how donations are used in a very tangible sense; they want to know where the money is going and how it directly affects them. Being on the council lets me bring this together for students.”
Supported by the Laurier Development & Alumni Relations team, the Student Philanthropy Council encourages students to create fundraising and awareness events that focus attention on how donor-enhanced student awards, new buildings and faculty support improve the student experience. The council will also generate new ways to thank the thousands of donors, including students, who give annually to Laurier.
Participation on the Council offers excellent exposure and networking opportunities, and is recognized through the student’s co-curricular record. For more information, please contact Katie Baker, Development Officer for Annual Giving via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519.884.0710 ext.4620.
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