A special club - and you are invited

16 November 2020

Paulette and Tony Lashuk were uncertain going to that first luncheon. But they discovered a “community of like-minded people.”

And they want to invite you to join.

In 2009, the central Alberta couple had just told the U of A they would make a gift in their Will to the University. They were invited to the annual luncheon as new members of the Quaecumque Vera Honour Society (QVHS). The event brings together donors who plan to make estate gifts to the U of A.

“Our education had a huge impact on our lives,” says Tony, ’79 BCom. “It increased our understanding of the world and helped us achieve our financial goals. So, we’ve always had a provision for the University in our estate.”

The Lashuks decided to tell the University about their intentions so they could share their passion for education and science with others.

Tony and Paulette, ’80 BCom, attend QVHS events throughout the year. They’ve made great friends, met some of the brightest minds in Canadian scientific research and discoveries. They’ve learned how their gift supports innovations that will help future generations.

Paulette had read a story of a U of A student who found a four-billion-year-old rock.

The student was part of the U of A’s donor-supported geology field school in Northern Canada. It’s the only student experience like it in Canada. The story resonated with Paulette, and they decided to support the field school.

“We are so pleased our gift will help researchers and students make the discoveries our world needs to respond to change,” says Paulette.

When you tell the U of A you are interested in making a gift in your Will, you’ll be invited to join this special society. You‘ll discover how the University can fulfill your values and vision.

You can learn more about the benefits of QVHS by contacting Kathy Fitzgerald at 780-492-2616 or at kathy.fitzgerald@ualberta.ca. She can tell you about our Virtual QVHS Celebration, which will feature an exciting educational speaker, planned for February 2021. To ensure that the University of Alberta has your correct email address so you can receive your invitation, please contact Kathy Fitzgerald, 780-492-2616, the University of Alberta’s Planned Giving Director.