44 Years of Loyal Giving Supports Greatest Needs
In 1976, Bruce Waddell, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’76, and Carolyn (nee Pinkham), BA ’75, were married and gave their first donation of $10 to the University of Guelph in that year’s fall campaign. In 1977, they gave $20; in 1978, $40. They doubled their donations each successive year. Today, as U of G leadership donors, Bruce and Carolyn describe their experiences at the University of Guelph as enriching and their longstanding support of the University’s Highest Priority fund as a means to enrich the experiences of other young students preparing for the rest of their lives. They say it’s heartwarming to know that their giving enables U of G to support areas of greatest need. Critical this year to COVID-19 relief efforts, the University’s Highest Priority fund provided more than $140,000 toward emergency bursaries, student food bank gift cards and care packages for students remaining in residence. “We always wanted to be part of society that gives back. It feels good,” says Carolyn.