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Seneca Alumni Pay It Forward Challenge

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Seneca Alumni Pay It Forward Challenge?

The Pay It Forward Challenge is a new initiative to engage Seneca alumni and encourage them to make a donation to support students who are following in their footsteps. Too many students have to leave Seneca for financial reasons so support from alumni is important and impactful.

An anonymous Seneca donor has agreed to make a $30,000 donation to Student Financial Aid if 300 alumni sign up and make a donation.

Where can I designate my funds?

The choice is completely yours, and there are lots of options. The Pay It Forward Challenge primary donation designations are:

  • Area of Greatest Need: Donations are used to help students with urgent needs who cannot afford necessities, such as groceries, rent, transportation, books and supplies. Funds are also used to build bursaries and scholarships and improve Seneca's learning environment to strengthen the student experience.
  • Student Experience Fund: Donations are used to support the enhancement of the Seneca student experience. This covers costs related to conferences, workshops, field trips, industry networking events, membership to professional organizations and additional learning opportunities.
  • Student Financial Aid: Donations are used to fund financial awards to students in the form of scholarships and bursaries. These can be awarded on the basis of financial need or high academic performance
  • Feed to Succeed: To ensure all students have access to nutritious snack options during stressful exam and study times.

Remember, it’s not the size of the gift that matters. Participation is the key to the success of the campaign.

Do I receive a charitable tax receipt?

Yes. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations above $20. For online donations, a tax receipt will be instantly generated and sent to you by email. For all donations made my cash or cheque, a tax receipt will be mailed to you.

Can I give anonymously?

Yes. You can opt out of any public recognition for your contribution. For instructions on how to remain anonymous, please email Shannon Gaskell or phone at 416.491.5050 ext. 77771.

What portion of my gift goes to support students?

Every dollar you give goes directly to student financial aid or to the Seneca initiative you choose to support.

Contact us

If you require assistance making an online donation, please contact Laura-Ann Farid at 416.491.5050 ext. 77942. For all other Campaign inquiries, please contact Shannon Gaskell 416.491.5050 ext. 77771.