Who gives? You do!
Change a life
By Brian J. Martin
|Library and Info Tech instructor Jan Lashbrook Green with LIBIT students DIana Nelson (winner of the BCLA and Risa Deverell-Beaton awards) and Susan GIbbs (winner of the Pat Sifton Endowment Award) along with LIBIT program head Christina Neigel enjoyed celebrating the students' success at Awards Night.|
Who changes lives? Well, you do.
When you say “yes” to the cashier at your local grocer, you change a life. By donating a spare dollar you send a kid to camp. Setting aside your old clothes for the second-hand store or giving them directly to a charity? That’s changing a life, because the money generated by selling your unwanted goods will benefit others in need.
Anytime you make a conscious effort to allot your time, energy, or money to a cause you are changing lives and giving back to your community. You understand that it is not always enough to simply have. Sometimes it is better to have and share with others. You know that we all benefit by our giving.
What’s comforting about giving to a charity is that you know your gift is helping to fulfill a need. In that way, UFV is no different than other charities. A gift to the university fulfills a need — your donation helps us educate the Fraser Valley, and our graduates in turn can give back through their work, productivity, and community engagement.
|Ruth and Don Simpson, parents of the late Jen Simpson, pose with award recepient Lianne Graham.|
Our graduates go on to make a meaningful difference in the health, wealth, and growth of the Fraser Valley. When we ask for donations to UFV, it is because the needs of the community have been made known to us and thus to you. As a university responsive to the development of the Fraser Valley, you can be sure that any request for gifts will tie back to where we all live and work.
Giving is in our nature. The next time you think about how your giving can benefit those around you, take a moment to consider your local university.
A gift to UFV will change a life.