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Thompson Rivers University Foundation changing lives in a big way

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November 25, 2016 - 9:52 AM

574 students shared in more than $614,000 during the annual Foundation award presentation on Nov. 24 in the TRU Gym. This marks an increase of $75,000 from last year, making it the most successful campaign for student assistance yet.

This year, 25 new annual awards and eight new endowed awards were introduced, totaling 957 Foundation awards given out and $1,067,243 distributed. Another 20% is expected to be dispersed between now and the end of the fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2017, for a grand total of $1,319,000.

Third-year nursing student Katrina Boisclair thanked the room full of donors and spoke candidly about how grateful students are to receive such an impactful gift.

“My story is not a unique one. Whether we work, support families of our own, focus on academics, or some combination of those, all of us struggle in different ways to finance our education, which makes receiving an award such an amazing experience,” she said.

“This is the best night of our year, this is what we all work for: bringing donors together with students and changing both of their lives. The donor providing hope, faith and funding and the student building a better life for themselves and their family through education and training,” said VP Advancement Christopher Seguin.

Learn more about the Foundation awards and award winners here.

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