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Help Charmaine raise money

For participating in 2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

My Story…

Friends, I need your help!  

Most of you will know that I spent my whole career, helping students. I value education.  In retirement, this commitment has not changed.  For the last several years, I have been working with the York University Retirees' Association to build an endowment  that will continue to fund our YURA scholarships for graduate students long after we are no longer here.  

The scholarships generated from this endowment will give students the kinds of recognition that will spur them forward.  Students who receive these awards will be  recognized for their hard work and success.  These awards not only provide financial gain but it also helps  in the  building confidence and validation  for the choices each recipient has made while at school and as they go forward.   2020  has been a particularly difficult year for students.  There has been lots of soul searching going on  and many have experienced much hardship to follow their dreams.    They need all the encouragement we can give them.   The YURA Graduate Student Awards have been just that.

Our YURA Team is grateful for the opportunity to walk in the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon again this year.  While we will be doing this in smaller groups observing the COVID restrictions our goals are noble.  I hope you will consider my request and if able give generously.

I need your support. I truly appreciate your help in the past  and  it is my hope you will give generously for my part in this challenge again this year.

Best wishes



Please support graduate scholarships at York University by registering to walk or run 5 km in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 17, 2021. 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 17, 2021 for YURA, please contact Ian Greene at, or 416-571-8742.


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Oct 28 Detlev Zwick $100.00
Oct 18 Anonymous Glad you've done so well!! Undisclosed amount
Oct 13 Marisa Barlas Thanks for your efforts to engage York retirees and your continued support of York students. Keep up the great work! Undisclosed amount
Oct 13 BERNARD WOLF Glad to help! Undisclosed amount
Oct 07 Janet Fraser Congratulations on setting such a worthwhile goal . University students have been underrecognized for their struggles in this Pandemic time. $100.00
Oct 06 Ashwin You are an inspiration, Charmaine. $50.00
Oct 05 Lyla Korhani Good luck, Charmaine! Undisclosed amount
Oct 04 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Oct 01 Bill Graham Good Luck $100.00
Oct 01 Sarah Dimick Good Luck Mom! Hope you reach your goal :) Undisclosed amount