We’ve all been there. You’re just sitting down at the table for dinner when the phone rings. Call display says unknown number. But maybe this time it will be students from Brock making the call.
The Brock University Annual Fund is up and running, and Brock students are making a difference. They have been calling alumni, donors and friends of the University as part of the annual giving program.
The Annual Fund is currently working on raising funds for a number of university priorities, including the much-needed expansion of the Goodman School of Business. That $22-million project has begun to take shape, and over the next two years the project will see nearly 29,000 square feet of new space added, in addition to renovating and remodelling existing classrooms, offices and common spaces of Taro Hall.
Brock student Amanda Hazelton recently joined the team, and says her experience in the call centre has been nothing but positive.
“Listening to stories from Brock alumni makes me proud to be a Brock student,” said Hazelton. “I am learning about the history of Brock and I love hearing about their experience when they were students here.”
The call centre opened in October, between now and next spring the students will call more than 58,000 alumni, donors and friends of Brock.
Lisa-Marie Smith, the University’s Associate Director, Advancement Services, said the Annual Fund calling program is an important part of Brock’s fundraising program.
“I’m glad we are able to offer students an opportunity to gain skills and engage with alumni at Brock while educating our donors and making them feel important as supporters of the University, says Smith.”
To learn more, visit www.brocku.ca/donate Your support will genuinely make a difference in the learning and all-round experience for thousands of Brock students for years to come.