Donor Appreciation Program

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Gift Aid is made possible through the generosity and philanthropy of St. Lawrence alumni, parents and friends as well as corporations and foundations. These benefactors have a strong belief in the importance of a St. Lawrence education for a student's future success. Many of these scholarships are made to honor a family member, classmate, mentor, friend, or faculty/staff member. By helping deserving students pay for their college education, the Laurentian legacy continues to live on.

By showing appreciation, you demonstrate that you are the kind of student they can be proud to support. The Donor Relations office works with students who have received endowed support in two ways: sending a thank you letter and also sending a collective thank you video. The Offices of Laurentian Engagement and Annual Giving, in partnership with the Student Alumni Association, also host “ThankSLU” thank you note writing events each semester that are open to everyone to show an attitude of gratitude!

Start Here: The Donor Appreciation Process

All students who receive funds from a donor-funded scholarship or grant are asked to write a thank you letter to the donor(s) and/or supporter(s) of the scholarship. For those new to the online thank you process, this is a guide to help you with the how’s and why’s of the program and will take you through the process. Don’t worry – the process isn’t a long one! Showing your appreciation should take only 10-30 minutes.

Writing Your Thank You Letter

If you already know the ins and outs of the process, here is your link to start, finish, and submit your note of gratitude.

Recording Your ThankView Video

New for 2021 is the ability to thank our group of donors through email. Follow this link to begin your video. Remember, videos that go to donors are generally compilations without a focus on a single person.

Upcoming ThankSLU Event(s)

Learn more about upcoming ThankSLU events and how you can help show the Laurentian attitude for gratitude!

Frequently Asked Questions

Have specific questions? Check the FAQ page which also includes contact information for any additional questions you might have.