How the University of Toronto honored the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin
In 1921, researchers at the University of Toronto made the life-saving discovery of insulin. 100 years later, U of T’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine celebrated the discovery’s centennial anniversary by publishing a commemorative digital magazine.
Impact stories can center on students’ resilience rather than their hardships. Here’s how.
Developing impact stories is a vital part of fundraising, but too often they focus on students’ hardships. Evergreen State College shares how they changed this by prioritizing students and restructuring their stories to focus on resilience.
Dr. Ski gears up and hits the road to connect with community members
John J. “Ski” Sygielski has been raising funds on two wheels for nearly 20 years. “I’ve been a cyclist most of my life,” said Sygielski—everyone calls him “Ski”—President of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, U.S. “I was thinking, ‘How can I turn my avocation into something beneficial for others, especially our students?’”
American University of Beirut tells alumni and friends, “Thank you for giving”
A Giving Year was never the plan for the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. But after an unprecedented series of challenges in 2020—including COVID-19; devaluation of the country’s currency; and, according to the BBC News, “one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in history”—there was no choice but to respond.
University of Newcastle reconnects with lost alumni
In late 2020, the University of Newcastle, Australia, launched its inaugural Lost Alumni Campaign, striving to reconnect with former students with whom the university had lost touch. Newcastle reached out to alumni via email, via snail mail, and on social media by decade, capitalizing on each era’s nostalgia.