Moving from welfare to law school; launching a tech company - all because of you.
Donor's Digest
Fall 2016 View this email in a web browser
Donna and her kids

Law school or welfare? - Donna's story

When Donna Henderson left her abusive marriage she found herself homeless and living in poverty with two young children. Her mother was the only person she could count on, but she passed away suddenly in 2013, leaving Donna with no guidance or support.

After being turned down by over 30 jobs, Donna says her choice was stark: law school or welfare. She chose to apply to UVic, and was accepted, with assurances of some financial assistance.

Your contributions to scholarships and bursaries have eased Donna’s burden considerably.

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You gave him a launch pad

Dylan laid the groundwork for a career in video game development through Co-op. A donor-funded scholarship gave him confidence for the next step – launching his own game publishing company.

Linnea opening the studio

Remembering "Gwynne"

Named in honour of a special family space, the donors of the new Gwynne studio hope it will build a bridge between mental and physical wellness so students can truly achieve their personal potential.

Donor's Digest is a glimpse of what you made possible through your support of the University of Victoria. These stories of hope and achievement were made possible because of you. THANK YOU. More about your impact.
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At Thanksgiving, students wrote 500 cards to donors expressing their gratitude for your support. Look out for one in your mailbox!

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Monumental donation to Fine Arts

BC sculptor Jeffrey Rubinoff made a generous and visionary gift to benefit art history students at UVic.

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Join our "Stock-tober" campaign

The food bank and free store provides essential support to students. During "Stock-tober", the campus community helps stock their shelves. If you want to take part, bring a donation to Alumni House, or you can contribute year-round through the UVSS.

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