Inaugural Donor Day hailed a success

Inaugural Donor Day hailed a success

The generosity of donors who give to the University of Aberdeen was recognised at an event during this year's May Festival.

The University of Aberdeen Development Trust's inaugural Donor Day was held in James MacKay Hall on Friday 9th May and was attended by more than 80 donors as well as students and University staff.

The reception gave donors the opportunity to meet students who have benefitted from a range of scholarships as well as a number of researchers who are undertaking globally-important work thanks to the generosity of benefactors.

Principal, Professor Sir Ian Diamond, welcomed guests and introduced the speakers who were Jean Hamilton, long-term supporter of the University, and Matteo Santoro who is currently doing his PhD in Philosophy in Medical Sciences thanks to the Tenovus Moulton Barrett Scholarship.

Donors were able to interact with students and staff at a number of exhibition stands ranging from the student TAU Racing team to researchers from the newly formed Nerve Repair Group who are currently undertaking spinal cord injury research that has the potential to benefit patients throughout the world. Attendees also enjoyed musical performances from the Glee Club and a number of music scholars, and were able to peruse the University's Reciprocation Book which acknowledges gifts in wills.

Anybody wishing to discuss support of the University should contact Liz Bowie on 01224 274198 or email e.bowie@abdn.ac.uk.

Fundraising income for the University of Aberdeen is channelled through the Development Trust which is an independent charity.  The Trust raises essential funds to support much of the University's activities such as vital medical research as well as supporting students through the provision of scholarships, bursaries and facilities.

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