Staff in the Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations recently
reached their goal of $10,000 for an endowment to provide an annual in-course
bursary to a student demonstrating a commitment to volunteerism.
Ninety-five per cent of the staff members contributed to this project,
showing real team spirit, in the words of the Coordinator of Faculty and
Staff Giving Dorothy Massimo. The endowment was launched with a celebration
last year, and a last-minute fundraising blitz raised $380 in less than
48 hours to more than top up the fund.
Massimo said, Concordia has always been known for its commitment
to the community. By encouraging young volunteers, we can advance the
notion of volunteering as a valuable investment in our communities, and
as an enriching experience for our students.
As many as 50 per cent of Concordias full-time students depend on
some form of financial aid from the university and government through
loans and grants. In 2000-2001, more than 6,000 Concordia students received
almost $35 million from the government.
A recent award recipient summed up her appreciation: It gave me
the opportunity to integrate my dreams into my life as a student to a
depth I did not imagine possible.
Winners of the weekly Staff
Appeal draw so far:
Terry Too (Office of the Registrar)
Karen Ayotte-Guibord (Vanier Library)
Judith A. Robinson (Purchasing Services)
Irene Ferullo (Vice-Rector IR/SG)
Elizabeth Wise (SGW Bookstore)
Bernard Glover (Campus Ministry)