The James R. Booth Memorial Award










The News

This page chronicles the news events for the James R Booth Memorial Award.


August 2014 The eighth annual Endowed Fund Report is posted on this website, for the fiscal period ending April 30, 2014.
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See also "Creating Opportunities for a Student's Future"
August 2013 The seventh annual Endowed Fund Report is posted on this website, for the fiscal period ending April 30, 2013.
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August 2012 The sixth annual Endowed Fund Report is posted on this website, for the fiscal period ending April 30, 2012.
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August 2011 The fifth annual Endowed Fund Report is posted on this website, for the fiscal period ending April 30, 2011.
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August 2010 The fourth annual Endowed Fund Report is posted on this website, for the fiscal period ending April 30, 2010.
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August 2009 The third annual Endowed Fund Report is posted on this website, for the fiscal period ending April 30, 2009.
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Feb. 16, 2009 Queen's reports the Booth Fund now stands at $12,900, including cash in of $12,150 and pledges of $750. We were also informed that all new donations will be deposited completely to the Booth Fund, without the former one-time administrative fee equivalent to 5% of each new donation.
Feb. 11, 2009 Queen's provides the name of the first ever winner of the James R. Booth Memorial Award, but due to confidentiality issues the winners are not to be publicly disclosed.
Sept. 30, 2008 The second annual Endowed Fund Report is posted on this website, for the fiscal period ending April 30, 2008.
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The final Terms of Reference document is posted on this website.
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Queen's reports the Booth Fund now totals $12,879.
The first award of about $500 is expected to be made in January 2009.
Apr. 8, 2008 Queen's reports that the Booth Fund now totals $12,900.
Dec. 10, 2007 Queen's reports that the Booth Fund has gifts and pledges totalling $12,550. Now that the Fund contains more than the required minimum amount of $10,000 in cash, the terms of reference for the Award have been approved. All that remains is to gather the necessary signatures and this will "activate" the Fund and enable Student Awards to be disbursed for the first time.
Nov. 16, 2007 Letters were sent today by Queen's University to Jim Booth's former Queen's MBA classmates, to invite them to collaborate on the James R Booth Memorial Award.
Nov. 10, 2007 The first annual Endowed Fund Report is received and posted on this website, for the fiscal period ending April 30, 2007.
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Nov. 9, 2007 Queen's reports total cash in now stands at $10,070.92 and pledges at $1,729.24, for a total of $11,800.16.
July 26, 2007 You can double (and even triple) your gift to the Booth Award at Queen's University if you work for (or retired from) a matching gift company. To see if your employer (or former employer) will match your gift to Queen's, please click here.
U.S.-based alumni and relatives can make donations directly to the university under the Canada-United States Income Tax Convention. Gifts will be substantiated by a letter from Queen's.
Apr. 19, 2007 This web site is now accessible in the Reunion Giving section of a new page on the School's new-and-improved web site (click here to see it). The Fund will be going to the School's Faculty Board for approval shortly and the next (and final) step will be Senate approval. No change in cash-in and pledges outstanding, so the expected total is still $11,500.
Mar. 1, 2007 A short story on Jim is featured in Winter edition of Inquiry (page 25).
If someone searches for BCom'66 on the University's main classes web site, they will now be redirected to this website (click here to try it). There is no change in donations since Jan 15, 2007.
Jan.15, 2007 Queen's reports total cash donations stand at $8,500 and pledges at $3,000.
Dec.12, 2006 Queen's reports receiving an additional $1,000, raising the unofficial total to $8,000 in gifts and $3,000 in pledges.
Nov.22, 2006 Queen's reports an unofficial milestone total of $10,000, composed of $7,000 in gifts and $3,000 in pledges.
Nov.16, 2006 Queen's reports (unofficially) that donations have now reached totals of $6,500 in cash and $3,000 in pledges.
Nov. 6, 2006 Queen's reports receiving another $1,000 gift, raising the unofficial total to $6,000 cash and $2,500 pledged, to date.
Nov. 3, 2006 Queen's reports receiving an additional gift of $1,000 and a further pledge of $500, raising the unofficial total to $5,000 cash and $2,500 pledged, to date.

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Reminder of Changes Affecting Charitable Giving --- As the end of the 2006 calendar year approaches, you may be reviewing your tax planning and considering making a charitable donation. Remember that you will no longer be taxed on the capital gains accrued on securities such as public company shares, bonds, mutual fund units and employee stock options donated to a registered charity like Queen's University. This maybe the most cost-effective way to make a donation to this award. For more information on making a gift of securities, please contact plangive@queensu.ca.
Oct. 27, 2006 Queen's reports receiving another gift of $1,000, raising the unofficial total to $4,000 cash and $2,000 pledged, to date.
Oct. 23, 2006 Letter to classmates introducing new website and other Award news.
Oct. 19, 2006 Queen's reports donations to date of $3,000 in cash and $2,000 pledged. These numbers should be regarded as unofficial and unaudited.
Oct. 19, 2006 Website launched at its new address www.boothaward.ca .
Oct. 17, 2006 Administrative arrangements finalized with Business School.
Oct. 13, 2006 Web Site established in draft.
Sept. 24, 2006 Initial arrangements made with the Business School and letter sent out to classmates.
Sept.16, 2006 At Commerce '66 40th reunion dinner, decision is taken to establish an endowment fund in memory of Jim Booth.

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