University of the Fraser Valley

Students benefit from resounding success of UFV Giving Day 2023

Students benefit from resounding success of UFV Giving Day 2023

Putting the fun in fundraising, “donation dollars” could be won on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses, with participants selecting Student Awards, the Student Emergency Funds, and/or the UFV-SUS Food Bank.

UFV Giving Day was a resounding success.

Held Tuesday, April 4, UFV Giving Day welcomed $69,150 in generous gifts, celebrating the power of collective giving, and enriching the lives of students in the Fraser Valley and beyond.

Donors were able to support one or more of their preferred causes: Student Awards; Student Emergency Funds; or the UFV-SUS Food Bank.

Abbotsford’s money booth was a popular spot for many – including Susan Mide Kiss, Vice-President, Community Engagement.

Individual donations were received from community organizations, UFV alumni, staff, faculty, and friends – with additional funding provided by matching donors.

Students were also involved – grabbing “donation dollars” in Abbotsford’s walk-in money booth and spinning to win at the Trades and Technology Centre in Chilliwack. At both stations, students could support their preferred cause by allocating money donated by the UFV Student Union Society and matched by an anonymous donor.

“This support for our students has been so incredibly inspiring,” says Susan Mide Kiss, Vice-President, Community Engagement.

“Through their generous gifts, donors have taken action to engage learners, transform lives, and build community. We are extremely grateful for their thoughtful contributions – making education more accessible and affordable for UFV students.”

The UFV Giving Day’s success was generously supported by the following community partners: UFV Student Union Society; Auguston and their Abbotsford Tech District project; KSM Stainless Steel Fabricators Ltd.; UFV Faculty and Staff Association; R. Xie; and Dr. Malwinder Dhami and family.

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You can still make a gift to UFV students on the UFV giving website.

To view the thank-you video sent to donors, click here.