UFV is once again welcoming the community to campus with the second annual Town & Gown fundraising dinner.
The event on Nov 9 is sold out. Community supporters snapped up more than 250 tickets to this inspiring evening, where they will hear first-hand how UFV is having a positive impact on our community and in the lives of students.
The dinner will be held in the Student Union Building, and will also feature the two UFV Distinguished Alumni Award winners and a limited number of silent auction items.
Proceeds contribute to UFV’s Changing Lives, Building Community Endowment — supporting scholarships for students who demonstrate superior scholastic achievement, leadership, and commitment to the community.
In a serendipitous coincidence, Town & Gown 2016 occurs exactly 10 years to the day after the community turned out in droves to support university status for their local post-secondary institution. On November 9, 2006, nearly a thousand community members packed a local hotel ballroom to tell the provincial government that they needed to make their university college a full-fledged university. Nowhere else had the Government’s Campus 2020 review team seen such community support, so reminiscent of the way our community fought decades earlier to bring postsecondary education to the Fraser Valley.
Town & Gown event highlights
- Words of thanks from student Sahil Chawla, who has benefited from the generous support of donors
- A personal message of thanks from President Mark Evered
- Gourmet dinner in the state-of-the-art Student Union Building on the Abbotsford campus
- Engaging conversations with influential business leaders from across the Valley
- Inspirational stories of UFV’s Distinguished Alumni Award Winners
- Silent auction of unique items and experiences,
The presenting sponsor for Town & Gown is Prospera Credit Union. Platinum sponsors are the Abbotsford International Airport and MNP. Gold sponsors are BMO, Chernoff Thompson Architects, and The Co-operators; silver sponsors are Quantum Properties, Esposito Group, Impark, Emil Anderson Construction; and bronze sponsors are Aldergrove Credit Union, Manulife, Minter Country Gardens, RDM Lawyers and Sevenoaks Shopping Centre. Special thanks to Save-on Foods. Media sponsors are The Abbotsford News, Chilliwack Progress, and Punjabi Patrika.