Chris Dixon Memorial Scholarship – Update

I wrote about this when it was first announced.  Below is the latest update about the scholarship in memory of FIMS PhD student, Chris Dixon

If you haven't given anything yet, I would strongly encourage you to do so, especially if you knew Chris – as a classmate or as a TA or whatever.  In fact, at the risk of sounding like a telethon, I'll issue a challenge to everyone who knew Chris to do that! 

Hello Everyone
As we approach the 1st anniversary of Chris' death,
I wanted to share with you an update on the fundraising efforts for his memorial
scholarship (
So far, just over $3000 in donations has been
received – almost 1/3 of the amount needed to top up my initial 'seed
money' gift of $15,000. Our goal is to build a permanent endowment
fund of $25,000 so that sufficient investment interest income can be generated
to provide annual scholarships year after year.
Thank you so much to everyone who has already given in Chris'
If you've been thinking about making a donation but
haven't yet, the secure online donation site will remain active for a little
while longer:
(Don't worry that $10 or $20 is too little – gifts of any amount are appreciated
and they do add up.) Monthly gift donation plans and company matching donations
are also available. Charitable tax receipts will be
If you prefer to make a donation by mail or
telephone at any time, or if you have any questions, please contact Karen Boddy,
Alumni & Development Officer, at or (519) 661-2111, ext.
Thank you with all my heart for your

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