Thompson Rivers University

Donors inducted to TRU President’s Circle

  Posted on: September 13, 2022

KAMLOOPS–Thirty-one donors have been newly inducted to the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) President’s Circle. The President’s Circle recognizes extraordinary contributions to the university — specifically, cumulative financial donations of $100,000 and above.

The new members, inducted on Mon., Sept. 12, are as follows:

Andrew Sheret Ltd.
Estate of James Bain
Spencer and Janet Bryson
Buck Lake Ranch
The Court of Appeal for British Columbia and The Supreme Court of British Columbia
Darlene Freding
Bob Gaglardi Family
Brian and Muriel Garland
The Honourable Hope Hyslop
George and Gwyneth Lamperson*
Madame Justice Sharon Matthews and Robert McDiarmid
Kamloops Aberdeen Lions Club
Kamloops Bar Association
Kamloops Honda
New Gold – New Afton Mine
Dr. Lloyd* and Rae Nixon
Peak Pulmonary Consulting Inc.
Patricia Petley
Frank and Cathy Quinn
Raymond James
Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak
Patricia and Wolfram* Sellmer
The Sisters of Saint Anne
David and Leslie Taylor
TRU Alumni
TRU Faculty Association
TRU Students’ Union
Nels Vollo
Wells Gray Community Forest Corporation

* Recognized posthumously

In addition, the Estate of Alvin and Lydia Grunert was recognized retroactively.

Total donations from newly inducted donors represent over $17 million, while total donations from all 95 President’s Circle members represent over $58 million. Donations to TRU support student scholarships and bursaries, capital projects and research.

“At TRU, we are fortunate to have so many remarkable donors like those in the President’s Circle, which represents our highest level of giving,” said TRU President and Vice-Chancellor Brett Fairbairn.

“They give in a myriad of ways, but no matter how each contributes, they provide students with an opportunity for a life-changing post-secondary education.”

TRU began the President’s Circle in 2010. It was formed to recognize donors’ lifelong contributions to TRU in a more intimate way and to encourage them to maintain a long-term close affiliation with the university.


Kathy Sinclair, Senior Communications Consultant, University Relations
Thompson Rivers University
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