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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


This year on Tuesday, Nov. 29, Laurier will mark #GivingTuesdayCA by launching HAWKstarter: our crowdfunding platform. Giving Tuesday comes after Black Friday and Cyber Monday and marks the official start to the season of giving and generosity.

Get your sneak peek today by visiting HAWKstarter.com to see the inspiring initiatives being led by Laurier students, staff and faculty that need your support!

“The launch of HAWKstarter, Laurier’s crowdfunding platform, is exciting for our university as it provides an innovative way for the greater community to support and celebrate the important and exciting initiatives that happen on our campuses every day,” said Rob Donelson, vice-president of Development & Alumni Relations.

Projects include:

  • Planting a Laurier Forest – Add some green to Laurier's purple and gold by donating to help plant over 100 trees in and around Laurier's campuses
  • Golden Mentors Program – donate to support Enactus Laurier Brantford student-volunteers as they work to build a mentorship program for at-risk youth
  • Moving us Forward – Donate to replace the current standard piece of luggage – plastic garbage bags for foster children. Backpacks not trash bags.
  • Inspiring Futures: Walls to Bridges Bursary Fund – help support a formerly incarcerated student continue her education at Laurier
  • Teaching Excellence Toolkit for Haiti – donate to help Laurier education faculty and students teach over 1,000 Haitian teachers
  • Women in Science Award – help Laurier discover the next Marie Curie by supporting this important award
  • Laurier International’s Student Refugee Program – donate to support Laurier’s refugee students

Help us make this Giving Tuesday golden by spreading the word about HAWKstarter.com and by being among the first to donate to support these exciting Laurier initiatives.

Laurier’s pilot HAWKstarter campaign will run until Dec. 31 – donate to earn your 2016 tax credit today.

For more information about HAWKstarter, contact Ryan Brejak (x2752).


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