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Reunion years answer the call for emergency bursary support

members of the Class of 8T0

The Class of 8T0 has submitted some great pictures of their time at Trinity for our Reunion Memories Facebook album. Submit yours to alumni@trinity.utoronto.ca

The Reunion spirit is alive and well among this year’s honoured classes, despite the cancellation of Reunion events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Class Representatives are working with the Alumni and Development team to find new and innovative ways to celebrate and honour Reunion milestones during this time of social distancing.

To help kick things off, we are calling all alumni to share their favourite photographs and memories of their time at Trinity or Reunions past (email submissions to alumni@trinity.utoronto.ca). All photos and memories will be shared in a Reunion 2020 photo album on Trinity’s Facebook page for all alumni to enjoy.

This enthusiastic Reunion spirit continues, as many classes look to direct their financial support to urgent bursary needs.

“The immediate impact of COVID-19 saw over 100 requests from Trinity students for emergency funds over the last few weeks, to assist with lost income, unanticipated travel expenses, and other emergency costs.  We anticipate that requests for financial support will only increase and continue well into the fall, as many of our students have now lost summer jobs and for some, their parents’ ability to provide financial support has also been seriously impacted,” says Nelson De Melo, Registrar and Director of Student Services at Trinity College.

Reunion classes often make a point of giving back to the College through class fundraising, and 2020 is no different in that regard. ‘We have an opportunity, as a class, to continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Trinity students,” says 8T0 Year Rep Gillian Garneau. Adds Co-Rep Steve Popoff, ” We want to provide them with the rich experience that we all had – many of us met our spouses and our best friends at Trinity and have fond memories of our college years. Supporting our 8T0 Bursary will ensure that students continue to benefit.”

Trinity College is grateful to all of the Reunion Classes of 2020 and we look forward to engaging and connecting with our honoured classes in the coming months.

For anyone wishing to support emergency bursaries through the Trinity Fund please click here.

To learn more about Reunion class initiatives please contact alumni@trinity.utoronto.ca

CLass of 8T0 at Reunion 2015

Class of 8T0 at Reunion 2015. See more from the Class of 8T0 in our Reunion Memories Facebook album. Submit yours to alumni@trinity.utoronto.ca