The Chaplain's Trust Fund was established by Padre Laverty to assist students experiencing financial difficulty. It helps students dealing with a sudden or serious shortfall of funds needed for items such as: groceries, rent or medical/dental expenses.
Reverend A. Marshall Laverty, from the United Church, known as "Padre" to most Queen's students, was appointed to the position in 1946. Laverty had previously served as a wartime chaplain to Canadian signals and artillery units in Europe, which equipped him well for the large university population of veterans after World War II. Laverty would go on to serve the university until 1983, when he turned 70, after having served as the University Chaplain for 36.5 years.