Campus Campaign

The University of Winnipeg Foundation


The University of Winnipeg Foundation is pleased to report the continued success of the 2017 Campus Campaign, UWinnipeg’s annual internal fundraising campaign. The efforts and generosity of our extended community resulted in a final total of $811,146 with a participation rate of 17% from all members of our campus community.



Notable highlights include:

•          Faculty and staff contributed over $265,000;

•          Honorary Degree recipients contributed over $236,000;

•          UWinnipeg Retirees contributed $128,496;

•          UWinnipeg Foundation staff and board members contributed over $148,000 (100% participation).



Have further questions? Please see our list of frequently asked questions, or contact Teresa Murray at

What Is The Campus Campaign?

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;

•          Retirees;

•          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.

2015 Campus Campaign Celebration

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!

Why Give? 

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. 

Make An Impact

The 2018 Campus Campaign is well underway, and your support helps The University of Winnipeg remain a leader in community learning and providing access to education. Please consider making a gift to one of the following President's Priorities for 2018:

Pathways to Education
This umbrella fund provides the resources required to address the current needs of all our community learning programs, including The Model School and the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre.

The Model School
The University of Winnipeg Collegiate’s Model School is a high school within a high school that opened in September 2008. Inner-city students who show potential but don't have the financial means to attend the Collegiate are referred to the Model School. To date, more than 59 students have successfully graduated from Model School since 2008, and 80% of those graduates have continued on to post-secondary studies.

The Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre
Located on Ellice Avenue in the heart of Winnipeg’s  West End neighbourhood, the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre is a partnership between UWinnipeg and the communities that surround our campus. The Centre delivers educational and cultural opportunities, such as access to community meeting spaces, after-school homework clubs, and Indigenous heritage programs for families.

The Opportunity Fund
Now in its eleventh year, The Opportunity Fund provides hundreds of students each year with funding essential to the pursuit of their educational and career goals. It was created to make it possible for youth to dream big. The fund provides assistance to those who face financial barriers that may otherwise prevent them from attending university.

Student Scholarships and Bursaries
Student scholarships are key to getting the best and brightest students in our classrooms with a major emphasis on Entrance Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to Grade 12 students coming to The University of Winnipeg who have achieved an average of 80% or higher. Entrance Scholarships are important for the overall academic enhancement of our University as it persuades intelligent, hard-working and committed young adults from across Canada to join our campus and contribute to our growing population of scholars.

Sparling Hall - Coming Soon
The Annex was built in 1912 as an addition on to Welsey Hall. This building was later renamed to Sparling Hall (1916) after the first Principal of Wesley College, Reverend Joseph Walter Sparling. The building was originally constructed for use as a women’s residence, a function that it maintained until the 1960s. Under J.W. Sparling’s administration, Wesley College grew from a handful of students to 400. As a result of his excellent administrative leadership, the college was free of debt and had an endowment of $250,000.

Sparling Hall became a staple to the existence of campus for decades after. Unfortunately, Sparling Hall began to deteriorate a few years ago and has now become a safety hazard. In memory of Sparling Hall, the University has decided to refurbish the building to maintain its heritage. 

How Do I Become Involved?

By making a gift or pledge

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 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 Jolene Deere, Donor Stewardship Assistant, by email at or by phone at 204.786.9999. To discuss Planned Giving, please contact Bunny Gutnik, Planned Giving Officer, by email at or by phone at 204.789.1471.

By highlighting the Campus Campaign at your next meeting

If you are passionate about supporting UWinnipeg, spread the word; encourage your colleagues to become involved and make giving a team endeavour!
Foundation staff are happy to participate in departmental meetings. These occasions are great opportunities to learn more about how the Foundation can support your department and students, to discuss any questions that you may have, and to consider new ways of showing your support.

If you would like a Foundation representative to speak at your next departmental meeting, please contact Teresa Murray at t.murray@uwinnipeg.caWe look forward to meeting you!  

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Thank You For Your Support!