Dear Queen's students,
My name is Samara, and in my role as the 2020-21 Director of Giving for the Queen's Student Alumni Association (QSAA), I have learned so much about the impact of philanthropy at Queen's.
We are all united by Queen's long history of giving – reflected in our campus, culture, and current traditions. From the Residence Buildings we have lived in to the Lecture Halls we have learned in, our time at Queens is shaped by the generosity of Queen's alumni. This legacy of generosity and community is one we hope to inspire and foster in students today.
Each year, QSAA runs our Tricolour Giving Initiative to educate and amplify a student-focused impact program on campus. This year, we have chosen to support the the Robert Sutherland-Harry Jerome Entrance Award. This award goes to black students entering the first year of any direct-entry undergraduate degree program at Queen's University on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic achievement and contribution to the black community or other volunteer activities. We wanted to chose an initiative that would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion and hope you might join us in taking this small step in the process of making Queens a more diverse and accessible place.
Samara Lijiam, Artsci`22 (Political Science)
Director of Giving | Queen’s Student Alumni Association
Summerhill | Queen’s University
www.queensu.ca/qsaa | @QSAA