On November 30, Brock University was among thousands of not-for-profit organizations celebrating Giving Tuesday, a day used to encourage communities to volunteer and donate to charitable causes that are near and dear to their heart.
At Brock, that cause is student success.
With students back on campus for the first time in two years, Brock University asked our community to make donations designated to our students; with focus on initiatives enhancing the student learning experience and making a meaningful difference in the lives of Brock students.
And like always, the Brock and Niagara community answered. By rallying together and supporting a range of student-centric funds such as scholarships and bursaries, facilities and spaces, academic programs, student services, athletics, and research, our community raised over $42,000 for Brock students through this initiative.
Together with faculty, staff and students, we were able to raise awareness and share the potential a day like Giving Tuesday has on the future of our institution and the value we place on supporting the urgent needs of students and the value of the student experience at Brock.
By putting student success at the forefront of our minds, together with our community, Brock creates future-ready, resilient, and versatile Badgers ready to change the world. Students in the coming years will reap the benefits of both new and increased capacity for existing student supports, thanks to the funds raised in this year’s Giving Tuesday activities.
“The overwhelming response to this year’s initiative is validation that the community is committed to seeing our students, and Brock, succeed,” said Sonia Dupte, Executive Director, Development & Campaigns.
At Brock we are proud of what our students accomplish every single day. We also recognize the advancement of our students and institution are a direct result of the supportive community and culture of philanthropy that surrounds us. When we unite as a community, there is no limit to what we can make possible for our students.