Dear UBC Community Members,
Today, the UBC community is celebrating the vital role that philanthropy plays in the life of the university.
December 2, 2014 is GivingTuesday, an international day to highlight the importance of giving back, and the power it can have to help shape everyone’s world for the better. I would like to invite you to join with us in making UBC’s first GivingTuesday a day of celebration and engagement across our campuses and beyond. Please spread the word, share your stories and—most importantly—give back.
The UBC community is getting involved in many different ways on GivingTuesday. To see some examples of what people are doing on our campuses, and to find ideas about how you can participate, please visit the UBC GivingTuesday page at http://www.ubc.ca/givingtuesday
No matter how you decide to get involved, please share your stories on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #UBCgiving and #GivingTuesdayCA. Past research at UBC has shown that giving makes us feel good, so let’s join the movement and share that good feeling.
Thank you—and have a great GivingTuesday!
President and Vice-Chancellor