On this beautiful first Friday in June, our Keystone campaign family had our annual picnic.
What makes Keystone really special is that it’s a community of nearly 1,000 people who work at Waterloo — people who already give of their time and talent — who also choose freely and generously to give of their treasure.
That says something to me: it says our staff and faculty believe in this place. UWaterloo isn’t just an employer — it’s a community that we’re all proud of on a personal level.
And I want to emphasize how vital Keystone is to our overall fundraising efforts as a university. On top of the more than $1M (!) dollars keystone raises annually, it brings enormous value by inspiring our community and industry partners to give as well.
When our alumni, friends, parents, and partners in the business community see our people going above and beyond the call of duty simply because they love this university, that inspires them to give. It builds confidence in what we’re doing here.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the picnic, and to all of the supporters and volunteers who made this year’s campaign such a success.