At Brock University, annual and monthly giving forms the foundation of philanthropic support at the institution.
Stemming from a community’s dream for a brighter future, Brock has grown as a result of the generosity that our alumni and community members have shown throughout the years.
Brock’s Annual Giving Program seeks to support the ideologies of the past and helps to form the foundation of the university’s philanthropic support.
Throughout the year, you will hear from us about how you can make a difference for the Badgers of today and tomorrow.
What does the Annual Giving Program support?
Did you know?
For every $100 that our donors give to the Student Wellness Fund, one student can be supported with an hour of one-on-one counselling services with a qualified mental health provider.
Every gift to the Aboriginal Student Services Emergency Fund helps to alleviate the travel expenses a student might incur as they return home for a family emergency.
Direct your gift to a fund that aligns with your interests and giving priorities.
Brock’s Annual Giving Program supports all of the university’s fundraising initiatives and remains committed to ensuring Brock students have access to the resources they need to thrive in today’s environment.
Nearly every aspect of your University experience has been touched by the generosity of a Brock donor and graduate. From the halls you walked through, the classrooms you learned in, to the study spaces, benches, facilities, and equipment you used (and so much more), a donor helped make these opportunities possible.
To this day, our graduates continue to give back to their alma mater through the donation of their time and money in the form of annual and monthly gifts. Thank you for joining them in creating an enhanced student experience for future Badgers.
Meet our Callers
The Annual Giving Program has a group of dedicated students that are passionate about making a difference. Each year, they call members of the Brock community to share updates about various events, volunteer opportunities and initiatives that need support.
When you answer a call, you give a student the opportunity to speak with someone they can learn from. Many of our students are excited to speak with graduates of the University to see where their unique career paths and life experiences have taken them since Convocation.
Meet some of the wonderful students that help the Annual Giving Program give back to current students.
Year of studies: 5th
Program: Concurrent Teacher Education – Intermediate/Senior and French Studies
Interests: Outside of school and work I enjoy being outdoors, cooking up a storm in the kitchen and spending time with my loved ones. I often spend time with them doing fun new activities like hiking, pottery painting, enjoying the sunset with a cup of coffee, cooking new recipes and more.
“I started working at the annual fund two years ago as a caller to create a sense of belonging here on campus outside of classes and friends. I was very passionate about working with the alumni and hearing all of their stories and building bricks relationship with them. Now working as a Supervisor of the call center, those goals have only increased. As the conversations and interactions of our calls create positive experiences and impact callers and alumni, the annual fund thrives as a whole. I am grateful and appreciative every day that I get to be part of that experience.”
Favourite moment: My favourite moment in the call center was speaking to the silver badgers who grew up in the area before it was Brock. One prospect mentioned they were looking over the Brock hill saying they were gonna build a home here one day and ended up attending Brock and meeting his wife at the university and said to me although it was not the home he was imagining it was still a home for him.
Year of studies: 2nd
Program: Master of Business Administration (ISP)
Interests: I find immense joy in experimenting with new recipes and creating delicious delicacies. Photography is another creative outlet I cherish deeply, capturing the beauty of life and culinary wonders during my travels. Travelling allows me to broaden my culinary horizons by experiencing local flavours, and cultures. Whether hiking through lush mountains, diving into crystal-clear waters, or exploring ancient ruins, I relish the thrill of adventure. Whether cooking, travelling, or capturing captivating images, these passions constantly ignite my curiosity, inspire my creativity, and provide endless opportunities for growth and self-expression.
“As an international student, the Annual Giving office provided me with a valuable opportunity to engage with our esteemed alumni and gain a deeper understanding of both, the university and Canada. Collaborating with fellow students from diverse backgrounds was a rewarding experience as I learnt a lot about everyone. The Annual Giving office was particularly enjoyable due to the supportive environment fostered by our supervisors, MacKenzie and Shani. We played games and shared snacks from time to time while working alongside. Apart from this, working there was an excellent opportunity for me to connect with alumni who have already been in my shoes. They told stories about Brock Universities back then and offered guidance for my future endeavors.”
Favourite moment: I was assigned to reach out to MBA alumni and since I was in the same program, I had some of the most insightful conversations with them which included plans, time management and job market after graduation.