I arrived as an aspiring English and history student at U of T’s Faculty of Arts & Science many moons ago. Climbing the steps of Old Vic for my first-ever class, I remember vividly how I felt: simultaneously ecstatic and terrified. The other students seemed so much smarter, more confident and poised. Our professor, the marvellous Magdalene Redekop, challenged us on multiple levels to reconsider our place in the world. What did we assume to be true? Why? My love of literature has only grown in the intervening years. Now in my current role, I am lucky to work with so many people who not only share this passion for learning, but care deeply about the future of the University and the students we support. This is especially true of you, our incredible supporters.
When you give to the University, you are investing in the power and potential of education. Across the humanities and social sciences, the physical and life sciences, your support is making a world of difference to our Faculty and our students.
Since the launch of the Boundless Campaign, we have raised more than $271.5 million towards our expanded goal of $325 million. Thanks to your support, $28,847,654 was raised in this past fiscal year alone—our strongest year for philanthropic support since 2009. The diversity of projects featured in this report is a reflection of the depth and breadth of your contributions.
As we head into the final stages of the Boundless campaign, I thank you for your remarkable generosity and dedication to this great University.
Krista Slade, Executive Director of Advancement, Faculty of Arts & Science
Photo: Jackie Shapiro