Dean of Law Martin Phillipson with members of 2017-18’s Law Students' Association Executive, Jacey Safnuk and Marek Coutu as they receive the Youth in Philanthropy award from the University of Saskatchewan.

Law students honoured on National Philanthropy Day

On National Philanthropy Day, the University of Saskatchewan joined numerous non-profits in Saskatoon to recognize the donors, volunteers and supporters who make a positive difference in the community.

On November 15, over 500 community members gathered in Saskatoon to celebrate National Philanthropy Day. Organized by the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the annual event recognizes donors, volunteers and non-profit organizations that have made a positive difference in the city.

The University of Saskatchewan recognized alumni Grit and Scott McCreath for their ‘Honoured Supporter’ award. As long-time supporters and avid volunteers, Grit and Scott McCreath help ensure that USask students have the very best education and support possible, and encourage strong relationships with alumni.

Dedicated, passionate and generous, Grit and Scott have positively impacted numerous areas on campus. Grit has been a member of the University Senate, Board of Governors, and is a trusted advisor to the College of Education. Scott is volunteering as the executive-in-residence with the Edwards School of Business and is a member of the Edwards Deans Advisory. Their recent gift to the College of Education will found the Grit and Scott McCreath Active Learning Classroom, helping future educators benefit from a flexible learning space that fosters connections.

Additionally, two university student groups were honoured at the event. USask recognized The Law Students’ Association (LSA) for the ‘Youth in Philanthropy’ award for their ongoing philanthropic efforts including a Habitat for Humanity build, a Movember campaign and a blood drive.

The Edwards JDC West team was also honoured for a ‘Youth in Philanthropy’ award by the Saskatoon Friendship Inn, for their collective commitment to volunteering through the organization’s Annual Festive Holiday Dinner.


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