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I'm excited to be participating in the Scotiabank Charity Virtual Marathon in October as a member of the York University Retirees’ Association team. Our team is raising money for graduate student awards at York University. Our goal is to raise enough money over the next several years for an endowment to fund in perpetuity three annual awards for promising young scholars. Each of us will be walking or running 5 km. We are aiming to do it as a group at a Toronto location, with appropriate physical distancing, of course. This year, my own goal is to raise at least $2,500 in donations from friends, family and former York colleagues. As most would know, I worked at York for more than 40 years and I can honestly say that there are few things more important to the University as providing financial support and incentive to our most promising students. I would be grateful if you are able to sponsor me. Tax receipts will be issued for all contributions of $20 or more.


Please support graduate scholarships at York University by registering to walk or run 5 km in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 18. One of YURA's major activities is raising funds for graduate scholarships. On the day of the race, our volunteers will walk or run as a group, and then meet for lunch. We will have fun, and at the same time help the student community in an impactful and meaningful way through recruiting sponsors. To learn how to register to walk or run on October 18 for YURA, please contact Ian Greene at, or 416-571-8742.


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Oct 05 Lauren Dranitsaris and Mathew Cook $125.00
Oct 05 Anonymous $25.00
Oct 04 Janet Muir Well done YURA team! $250.00
Sep 30 Jenn Myers Well Done all !! Thank you for doing this amazing work!!! Undisclosed amount
Sep 29 Randy Williamson Undisclosed amount
Sep 28 Steve Glassman Undisclosed amount
Sep 24 Mike Riddell Well done team! $50.00
Sep 24 Sheila Forshaw Go YURA Go!! Undisclosed amount
Sep 22 Lucy Fromowitz Go team Retirees! $100.00
Sep 22 Stu Robbins It is important to support our best students. Graduate students are an important part of York and we need to attract the best. $50.00