UFV Town & Gown Fundraising dinner

Changing students' lives through scholarships and bursaries

Save-the-date!

The fourth annual Town & Gown fundraising dinner will take place at the Abbotsford campus on November 14, 2018.

Tickets will be available Fall 2018.  Secure your spot at next year’s event by becoming a UFV Ripple Maker today. Details at ufv.ca/ripplemakers .


Thank you!

Special thanks to everyone who attended UFV’s third annual Town & Gown fundraising dinner on Nov 15, 2017. You are making a difference in the lives of students at UFV and our community.

More than $85,000 was raised for student scholarships, awards, and bursaries at UFV, bringing the total of funds raised in 2017 that were directly connected to the Town & Gown event to just over $200,000.

Proceeds from Town & Gown go to UFV’s Changing Lives, Building Community Endowment — supporting scholarships for students who demonstrate superior scholastic achievement, leadership, and commitment to the community.

You are changing lives & building community

Students who benefit from your support are making a difference. As they go on to make a difference in the lives of others, you are part of that difference. Supporting education is the best way to multiply your impact in the world.

“I would like to sincerely thank you for your generosity and support. Your impact goes beyond me. By helping me with my tuition and my books, you give me the time to also help others. Scholarships allow me to have 100% focus on school and volunteerism. Thanks to you, I can continue my community involvement while I continue my studies.”



— ROSHAN, Bachelor of Science student, Community Advocate, Special Olympics Volunteer & award winner

“Thank you to all of you who have generously donated to UFV. I’m excited about my future and I know that I wouldn’t be where I am today without your support. I want to use my story and my education to dedicate my life to helping others who have gone through trauma.”



— KIYA, UFV Kinesiology student, coach, mentor, & award winner

Congratulations to the Distinguished Alumni award winners

Emily Henry of Chilliwack, who earned a Substance Abuse Counselling certificate in 2005, was named Distinguished Alumni for 2017 in recognition of her work with Indigenous offenders in the federal correctional service.

Alexis Warmerdam of Abbotsford, who completed the Engineering Transfer program, returned to her agricultural roots after university. She received the Young Distinguished Alumni award for her role in developing Abbotsford’s agritourism industry through Bloom, the Abbotsford Tulip Festival and Abby Roadside, a Harvest Social (with partial proceeds donated to local charities).

Photos from the 2017 event

Town & Gown 2017


About the event

Who’s in the Room

UFV’s Town & Gown Fundraising Dinner represents one of UFV’s largest community events, accommodating over 250 attendees. They include a mix of:

  • influential entrepreneurs, business professionals, and government leaders
  • representatives of membership-based associations and service organizations
  • engaged students, alumni, donors, and employees

Event Highlights

  • Words of thanks from a student who has benefited from the generous support of donors like you
  • A personal message of thanks from Jackie Hogan, UFV President and Vice-Chancellor
  • Gourmet dinner in the state-of-the-art Student Union Building on the Abbotsford campus
  • Engaging conversations with influential business leaders from across the Valley
  • Inspirational stories of UFV’s Distinguished Alumni Award winners
  • Limited silent auction of unique items and experiences.

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors

UFV’s Town & Gown Fundraising dinner provides a unique opportunity for sponsorship with a dynamic and influential network of UFV stakeholders — including students, community leaders, and alumni — in an evening of celebration focused on how UFV transforms student lives and builds our community.

If you would like to sponsor next year’s event, please contact Sheila Reimer:

Office: 604-854-4513
Mobile: 604-217-0453
Email: sheila.reimer@ufv.ca

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