Each year David Dunsmore, a proud graduate and Ravens fan, generously invests in our student-athletes to help create opportunities that allow them to attain and exceed goals academically and in their sport. While the Dunsmore Challenge was launched annually since 2015 in support of the Ravens Basketball program, Mr. Dunsmore wants to expand his philanthropic contributions to ensure student-athletes are supported during these unprecedented times.
This year, Mr. Dunsmore will be generously matching the first $50,000 in donations towards this initiative. This means that on Giving Tuesday, your gift has the potential to be double-matched as Carleton University will also be matching donations made on December 1 on a first come, first served basis. We encourage you to get your donations in early so your donation can create triple the impact for our student-athletes.
Are you up for the challenge?
Gifts to the Dunsmore Challenge will help fund student awards at a time when it is needed most, as the Department of University Athletics will be honouring athletic scholarships for this academic year. Despite the current challenges of the ongoing pandemic, our Ravens remain committed to their sport and many teams have pivoted their training to ensure student-athletes are staying engaged with their teammates. Your donations will help support our student-athletes to help alleviate financial barriers as we move forward on the journey back to campus.
For those student-athletes returning for this 2020-2021 academic year, we are ensuring that we will honour their athletic scholarships regardless of a competitive season. Your donations will go directly towards funding awards for our student-athletes, so they can focus less on financial stresses as a result of COVID-19, and more on their academic studies and sport.
Our student-athletes help to bring our on and off-campus communities together through the pride and inspiration of Athletics. Although our Ravens are not all physically on campus, their energy and optimism continues to be recognized by our community of partners, fans, alumni, staff, faculty, and students as we forge the path ahead. It is through your support that we can continue to provide financial awards and assistance that our student-athletes deserve until we are together again.