Enriching Momentous Student Connection through College Endowments

August 22, 2023

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Matching opportunities available for endowments for each of the University’s five unique Colleges

Trent University’s unique collegiate system has been active since the University's inception, but many Trent community members may not be aware that each college has an endowment to foster and protect their unique legacy.  

Thanks to the generosity of supporters, all gifts to these endowments are currently being matched dollar-for-dollar to enhance student enrichment opportunities and create a 'home away from home' within the tightknit communities of Catharine Parr Traill College, Champlain College, Lady Eaton College, Otonabee College and Peter Gzowski College.  

"All gifts to the College endowments are important as the Colleges continue to be the places where students from across the world join together to push the boundaries of knowledge through study and debate, learn leadership skills, and form lifelong friendships," says Donna Doherty, director of the Campaign for Momentous Change. "An investment in our Colleges is an investment in a brighter future for all." 

The matching opportunities are thanks to the generosity of the following supporters:

  • David de Launay '98 (Gzowski College)
  • Sue Graham Parker '73 (Lady Eaton College)
  • Office of the President
  • Doug Kirk '70 (Champlain College)
  • Dr. Harry Kitchen (Champlain College)
  • Armand La Barge '95 (Gzowski College) and Denise La Barge
  • Greg Piasetzki '72 (Traill College)
  • Martha Wilder '74 (Otonabee College) 

Learn more about the impact of endowments on the collegiate system and make a gift to support your home College.