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Coast Capital Savings supports UFV students through increased funding of PRLC

UFV’s Coast Capital Peer Resource and Leadership Centre exists to help students help other students. And the ongoing support of Coast Capital Savings helps them do it. The Coast Capital PRLC‘s mandate is to provide holistic help for students. At the PRLC, student peer leaders help students in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space by […]

Anita Nielsen new Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations

Anita Nielsen has joined the University of the Fraser Valley as Executive Director, Advancement and Alumni Relations. She comes to UFV from KCI Ketchum Canada, where she was a senior search and philanthropy consultant. Prior to this role Anita held increasingly senior positions with the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, culminating as Associate Vice […]

UFV welcomes community at Town and Gown 2018

The University of the Fraser Valley welcomed supporters from the community to the Abbotsford campus on November 14 for Town and Gown, a fundraising dinner that celebrated the transformational power of a UFV education. Community guests mingled with UFV faculty members and student ambassadors, who shared stories about how their UFV experience changed their lives […]

Alumni Open raises $48,000 for UFV students

Record amounts of money and memories were made at the 2018 UFV Alumni Open fundraiser golf tournament held at the Chilliwack Golf Club Sept. 14. UFV Alumni Chair Nav Bains says the fourth annual event created an incredible connection between UFV students, alumni, and the greater Fraser Valley community. “With the support of our diverse […]

Coast Capital donation funds peer-to-peer student support at UFV

Coast Capital Savings is helping the University of the Fraser Valley invest in student success. A gift of $50,000 is fuelling the UFV Coast Capital Peer Resource and Leadership Centre (PRLC) to continue helping students using a peer-to-peer support model. The PRLC‘s mandate is to provide holistic help for students. At the Coast Capital PRLC, student peer leaders help students […]

Arts enthusiast Eero Sorila encourages UFV students to follow their passion

Eero Sorila had never set foot on a University of the Fraser Valley campus before he phoned the university advancement office and offered to set up an endowment for a scholarship. But that didn’t stop him from offering his support to UFV students. Helping students is something he believes in, and he likes to share […]

Eleanor Busse Klassen wants to help you help students on Giving Tuesday

Eleanor Busse Klassen, Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, is retiring from UFV after 23 years and wants to challenge others at UFV to make a special gift to support the Student Emergency Fund. Eleanor wants to create a ripple before she leaves UFV. In her words: “I found a quote early in […]

UFV Town & Gown event raises $85,000 in one night; $200,000 in 2017

You could feel the love in UFV’s Student Union Building on November 15, as the university thanked donors for all the support they provide to UFV, and for the ripple effect that their help has on students and the wider community. Supporters from all over the Fraser Valley and beyond gathered in Abbotsford for the […]

Marvellous Marcellus duo: family supports UFV students in memory of parents

For two-thirds of a century, the names Jim and Cathy Marcellus were synonymous with health and education in the community of Mission, BC. The memory of these life-long learners will live on in bursaries designed to help UFV students studying in disciplines that were dear to Jim and Cathy’s hearts. The newly established Marcellus Family […]

UFV embraces Giving Tuesday as a way of encouraging philanthropy

We hear a lot about consumerism this time of year. On the heels of the American Thanksgiving holiday come Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, all days that are focused on supporting the economy by buying material goods. But Giving Tuesday, which comes immediately after these days devoted to consumerism, is all about […]

UFV’s second Town and Gown event raises $132,000+ for students

Town met Gown at the University of the Fraser Valley’s second annual fundraising dinner on November 9. More than 250 people gathered in the Student Union Building on UFV’s Abbotsford campus to celebrate student success and hear about how the support of donors helps UFV students. Proceeds from the Town & Gown event go to […]