Alumni Answers: How has philanthropy impacted your life?
It’s chilly outside, so for this month’s Alumni Answers we’re keeping cozy with warm thoughts of kind people. We want to hear about your experiences with philanthropy, whether you made a gift, received one, or were witness to a gesture of goodwill.
Did a scholarship pave your way through university? Were you sent to camp as a child thanks to a charity? Do you volunteer your time snuggling preemies at your local hospital? Tell us: how has philanthropy impacted your life?
Let us know in the comments below or email alumni_answers [at] umanitoba [dot] ca by Nov. 19, 2018.
We’ll post our favourite answers on Nov. 21, so visit the alumni network page to see if your story was included!
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I received many scholarships in piano exams 1950s-1967),in the B. Mus. program, awarded a Teaching Fellowship at the Faculty of Education. As the first graduate of the B. Mus. program 1967, this led to a marvellous 55-year career in music education. Donated my grand piano in 2016 to the Faculty of Music, and established Life Insurance Policy years ago to provide bursaries for music education students at the Desautels Faculty of Music.