The University of Winnipeg Foundation
On Behalf of Our Students and University, Thank You!
We are continually inspired by the tremendous talent, innovation, and dedication to student success demonstrated by faculty, staff, retirees, and others in our University family.
Additionally, members of our campus community are among the most committed and generous financial supporters of our students and University. We raised over $800,000 in gifts from our community in 2015 and we are counting on you to continue providing essential financial support in 2016.
We are proud to announce that Andrea McCluskey, Manager of Micro-Communities, Aboriginal Student Services Centre and International Student Services, has joined the 2016 Campus Campaign team as Staff Co-Chair!
The University of Winnipeg Foundation team, together with Campaign Co-Chairs Grace O’Farrell (Faculty Member, Business and Administration), Neil Besner (Provost and Vice-President, Academic), and Andrea McCluskey (Manager, Micro-Communities, Aboriginal Student Services Centre & International Student Services), is committed to fostering, recognizing, and celebrating this spirit of generosity on our campus.
Please consider making a gift in 2016. We are already at $229,178! Letters will be arriving in your mailbox shortly.
FINAL 2015 UPDATE - Thank you to everyone who has donated as part of the 2015 Campus Campaign! This year, 315 faculty, staff, retirees, and other close friends of the University participated. Thanks to your generous support we raised an impressive $801,656.
Have further questions? Please see our list of frequently asked questions, or contact Chloe LaBella, Development Assistant, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 204.786.1438.
The Campus Campaign is The University of Winnipeg’s annual internal fundraising campaign. It runs from January 1 through December 31 each year.
All gifts and pledges made during this time will be counted towards the Campaign for that year, as well as balances on continuing pledges at January 1. Donors can designate their gifts in support of any area of need, including research and program enrichment, student awards, and other special projects on campus.
The Foundation facilitates efforts to engage all members of our campus community, including:
- Faculty, Staff, Senior Administration, and Affiliated Employees
- Members of the Board of Regents
- Foundation Staff and Board Members
- Members of The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation Board
- Former UWSA Presidents, Senior Sticks, and Lady Sticks
- Honorary Doctors, Fellows of United College, Fellows of The University of Winnipeg, and Distinguished Alumni
Many people on campus have several roles within our University community, and this is taken into consideration for the Campus Campaign. For example, a gift made by a member of staff who is also on the Board of Regents will count towards participation for both staff and the Board of Regents!
You have a special connection to our students and University and so have witnessed the power of education to enrich lives, revitalize communities, and effect positive change.
Your financial support gives UWinnipeg students, faculty, and staff the resources needed to harness this power and to build a brighter future for everyone through excellence and innovation in programming, research, and community engagement.
Your gift to The University of Winnipeg . . .
Helps students reach their potential
For many people, post-secondary education feels unattainable, often because of financial challenges or difficult life circumstances. It is because of the generosity of donors that UWinnipeg and its Collegiate are able to provide support to our students both financially, through scholarships and bursaries, and morally, through a network of student services. Your support helps our students to reach their full potential through experiences that are positive and meaningful.
Supports academic and research excellence
The University of Winnipeg delivers diverse and unique programming at the secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels. We appreciate the support of donors, whose generosity helps make this possible.
UWinnipeg faculty and staff are engaged in innovative and important research that has an impact here and around the globe. Additionally, researchers at UWinnipeg are committed to mentoring their students through undergraduate research opportunities. These experiences are invaluable for our students, helping them to become skilled researchers and collaborators.
To support academic and research excellence, please direct your donation to the Future Fund. If you wish to support a specific department or faculty, please indicate that at the time of donation.
At UWinnipeg, we believe that everyone has the potential to succeed in post-secondary education and we nurture this potential through a variety of Community Learning initiatives. Thanks to donor support, learners of all ages can participate in educational, athletic, and artistic programs on UWinnipeg’s campus, free of charge.
To make a gift to any of the initiatives mentioned above, or any other area you wish to provide financial support, please click here.
By making a gift or pledge
- Make your gift today by donating online or by downloading a printable pledge form [PDF].
- Faculty and staff donors may wish to give through payroll deduction [PDF].
- UWinnipeg retirees have the option of giving through pension deduction.
All gifts are tax deductible. For more information about the tax advantages of charitable giving, click here [PDF]. Please note that additional benefits are available for first-time donors for gifts of $1,000 and less.
If you would like to discuss your donation, please contact Brian Daly, President and CEO, by email at email@example.com or by phone at 204.786.9993.
By establishing a fund
Many donors choose to establish a fund with the Foundation, in honour or memory of a loved one, as a family legacy, or in celebration of an achievement. While these funds are often for student awards, donors may wish to support other initiatives on campus including research, experiential learning opportunities, and community outreach. Donors are actively engaged in the process, so as to reflect their values and interests.
If you are interested in establishing a fund with The University of Winnipeg Foundation, please contact Michelle Kauenhowen, Donor Stewardship Officer, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 204.786.9999. To discuss Planned Giving, please contact Bunny Gutnik, Planned Giving Officer, by email at email@example.com or by phone at 204.789.1471.
By highlighting the Campus Campaign at your next meeting
If you would like a Foundation representative to speak at your next departmental meeting, please contact Chloe LaBella, Development Assistant, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 204.786.1438. We look forward to meeting you!