Thompson Rivers University

TRU’S Day of Giving exceeds goal

  Posted on: November 18, 2019

KAMLOOPS–TRU’s Day of Giving raised $61,700 for scholarships and bursaries on Nov. 7 and 8. That total includes $25,000 from long-time TRU donors Roland and Anne Neave.

This year’s goal was to raise $36,000 in 36 hours for student support during the third annual Day of Giving. The Neaves pledged to match every dollar given, up to $25,000.

“I know students struggle nowadays to get through the school year while worrying about their finances,” Roland Neave said. “It’s better that some students can be helped with a scholarship or bursary.”

Roland and Anne Neave fund 12 scholarships and bursaries every year. Awards like theirs make university more affordable. Last year, 1,030 TRU students received more than $1.5 million total in donor-funded awards—an average of $1,532 per student.

The Day of Giving supported TRU’s Limitless Campaign to raise $50 million by the end of 2020.


Diana Major, Director of Development for Annual Giving

Roland Neave


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