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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
Aug 08 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Aug 07 Leona Fields $25.00
Aug 04 Dawn R Bazely Thanks for doing this Steve! I've been donating to various YorkU COVID-19 relief funds, but it's more fun to sponsor someone. Stay safe! $250.00
Aug 03 Bob and Vicky Drummond Good of you to don this, Steve. Hope the walk is on a dry and not too hot day. $100.00
Aug 02 Ceri and Viola Stephens Way to go, Steve! $50.00
Aug 02 Ran Lewin Tentanda Via! $100.00
Jul 31 Bruno & Mary Ann Bellissimo $100.00
Jul 27 Patricia Murray Undisclosed amount
Jul 26 Steve Dranitsaris $250.00