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TRU launches new fundraising campaign with lofty ambitions

Limitless campaign seeking $9 million to reach $50-million goal by December 2020, the year of the university's 50th anniversary

Thompson Rivers University has launched the public phase of the largest-ever fundraising campaign in the university’s history.

Called Limitless, the campaign’s goal is to raise $50 million by December 2020, the year of the TRU’s 50th anniversary.

Prior to this week’s public rollout of the campaign, the university had raised $41 million toward its goal.

“Education empowers our students on their way to greater futures, opens new worlds through research and builds better communities,” said TRU President Brett Fairbairn, who announced the campaign’s public phase on Thursday evening at TRU’s House of Learning.

“Many of our supporters — new and old — have been with us through the past few years helping us to get to where we are today. Now we look to others in our communities to consider helping us surpass our $50-million goal,” he said.

The Limitless campaign consists of four pillars, areas of focus where money will be directed: scholarships and bursaries for students, funding for more research initiatives, erecting new spaces and buildings and collaborating with community to create more services.

Information about the campaign is online at