SHARE IT FORWARD, Lakehead University’s Monthly Giving Program is devoted to supporting student financial aid. The program supports the following four general areas:
- Scholarships to recognize academic excellence
- Bursaries to ensure university education is accessible for all students
- In-course support to enhance the student experience
- Dedicated support for our student athletes
Monthly donors may change or cancel their gifts at any time. All donors will receive a charitable receipt by the end of January each year as well as newsletters and updates detailing how donations have helped Lakehead students. Should they wish, donors may designate their gift to another area within the University.
In early 2014 the Alumni Association of Lakehead University adopted a new tagline: Engage. Celebrate. Share. This tagline embodies everything we do on behalf of our members, and is captured by our purpose statement:
As Alumni of Lakehead University we are proud to be exceptional and unconventional partners in the success of our Alma Mater. We ENGAGE both students and graduates through events, chapters, recruitment, mentoring, and meaningful communication. We CELEBRATE our Alum through a comprehensive awards and recognition program. We SHARE our time, talent, and treasure with the Lakehead community; and encourage others to do so through our actions as leaders.
As past president of the Alumni Association, I am proud to be a champion of Share It Forward, our Monthly Giving Program, and together with the Alumni Association Board of Directors, we will encourage our 55,000 + Alumni to join with us in making dreams a reality for the next generation of Lakehead students.
Lou Pero, Alumni Association Past President