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2018 Donor Recognition Cocktail Reception

The University of Winnipeg Foundation


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On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg and Mr. Brian Lawrence Daly, President and CEO of The University of Winnipeg Foundation welcomed faculty, staff, retirees and close friends of the University to the 2018 Donor Recognition Cocktail Reception. Held in Convocation Hall, the afternoon reception celebrated the success of the 2017 Campus Campaign, UWinnipeg’s annual internal fundraising initiative. Guests enjoyed delicious refreshments from Diversity and beautiful music from Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts.

The efforts and generosity of our extended community resulted in a final total of $811,146 with a participation rate of 17% from all members of our campus community. On behalf of everyone at The University of Winnipeg and its Foundation, we thank you for your continued generosity and support.

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Make An Impact

The 2018 Campus Campaign is well underway, and your support helps The University of Winnipeg remain a leader in community learning and providing access to education. Please consider making a gift to one of the following President's Priorities for 2018:

Pathways to Education
This umbrella fund provides the resources required to address the current needs of all our community learning programs, including The Model School and the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre.

The Opportunity Fund
Now in its eleventh year, The Opportunity Fund provides hundreds of students each year with funding essential to the pursuit of their educational and career goals. It was created to make it possible for youth to dream big. The fund provides assistance to those who face financial barriers that may otherwise prevent them from attending university.

Student Scholarships and Bursaries
Student scholarships are key to getting the best and brightest students in our classrooms with a major emphasis on Entrance Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to Grade 12 students coming to The University of Winnipeg who have achieved an average of 80% or higher. Entrance Scholarships are important for the overall academic enhancement of our University as it persuades intelligent, hard-working and committed young adults from across Canada to join our campus and contribute to our growing population of scholars.

Sparling Hall - Coming Soon
The Annex was built in 1912 as an addition on to Welsey Hall. This building was later renamed to Sparling Hall (1916) after the first Principal of Wesley College, Reverend Joseph Walter Sparling. The building was originally constructed for use as a women’s residence, a function that it maintained until the 1960s. Under J.W. Sparling’s administration, Wesley College grew from a handful of students to 400. As a result of his excellent administrative leadership, the college was free of debt and had an endowment of $250,000.

Sparling Hall became a staple to the existence of campus for decades after. Unfortunately, Sparling Hall began to deteriorate a few years ago and has now become a safety hazard. In memory of Sparling Hall, the University has decided to refurbish the building to maintain its heritage. 

For more information about the Campus Campaign, click here or contact Jessica Bowman at je.bowman@uwinnipeg.ca.