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Advancement Events

Hello fellow York U Colleagues and welcome to the Advancement Events page.

We produce a full suite of events, on and off our campuses, that supports the President’s and Vice-President’s priorities related to the achievement of development and alumni engagement goals.

The event planning services we offer include:

  • RSVP Service: an invitation, RSVP form, guest responses and updates to the database.
  • Full Service: RSVP service plus event rollout, budget, venue, catering, AV, décor and other required services.

The types of events we plan include:

  • Stewardship events i.e. luncheons, tours, dinners
  • $1 million+ Advancement gift announcements
  • Building openings
  • Regional alumni events
  • Alumni program events i.e. book club, Top 30
  • Alumni lecture series
  • Affinity graduation celebrations
  • Impact Campaign events
  • Convocation Ceremonies
  • Special Ceremonies i.e. Chancellor’s Installation
  • Dinners for Honorary Doctorate and Award Recipients
  • National Bank Open executive suite hosting and alumni dinner
  • Alumni Awards Show

To initiate an event:

  1. Book a 15-minute meeting with - if you'd like start by discussing your event.
  2. Complete the event intake form.
  3. Receive a meeting request from us to complete the planning.

Thank you and we look forward to working with you to advance York U!

Kairi Williams  (she/her)
Director, Advancement Events | Division of Advancement