Support UFV Student Emergency Fund – Parking Fee Donations

Even while working from home, UFV employees are still finding a way to help students by donating their monthly parking fees to assist those in need.

The idea was proposed by a staff member during roundtable discussions at a recent UFV Emergency Operations Committee meeting. Almost immediately, staff and faculty jumped on board.

As of April 22, 141 employees are voluntarily reallocating a total of $3,705 per month to the UFV Student Emergency Fund, assisting students experiencing urgent and serious financial difficulties.

That sum will continue to climb as monthly deductions accrue, and possibly even more employees join. Organizers hope to reach their goal of 200 participants.

“This is a difficult time for everyone, especially for students navigating uncharted personal and educational challenges,” says Anita Nielsen, UFV’s Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations.

“We wanted to help, and I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who continues stepping up and contributing to this important initiative. This idea was employee-based and really grew organically, which I think speaks volumes about how much UFV’s community cares about our students.”

Employees can re-allocate their parking fees here.

Employees, alumni, and other community members can also make a one-time donation here.

For more information, visit the FAQs page.

 

Questions? Contact giving@ufv.ca.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long will parking fees be suspended?
Indefinitely, until remote working conditions come to an end.

Can I still park on campus if I donate my parking fees?
Yes, you can.

How much is my monthly parking fee?
$25.00 ($12.50 per pay)

Where do I find information regarding my payroll deductions, including parking fees?
Log in to myUFV, navigate to Employee Information, then to Pay Information, then to Deductions.

Is it mandatory to convert my suspended parking fees into a charitable donation?
No, converting your fees to a monthly donation is voluntary. You do not need to do anything if you choose not to donate your fees.

Will I receive a charitable tax receipt?
All donations made via payroll deduction are reflected on your T4 as a charitable donation. All other forms of donations (cheques, cash, online, stock transfer, etc.) will receive a tax receipt.

I’m already a payroll donor, what happens to my current donation?
We will add the amount you have authorized in place of your parking fees to your monthly payroll deduction until parking fees are reinstated. At that time, you will have the option of continuing with the increased amount.

What is the UFV Student Emergency Fund?
This is a special fund administered by Financial Aid to assist students experiencing unforeseen financial difficulties that are beyond their control and prevent them from reaching their educational goals.

Can I direct my donation to another program or area at UFV?
You can, however, providing emergency funding to students is our current priority.

What is the deadline to convert my suspended parking fees?
You can decide to donate your parking fees at any time, up until remote working conditions come to an end.