Campus Campaign

The University of Winnipeg Foundation

2017 Was a Banner Year, Let's Make 2018 Even Better!

On behalf of our students and university, thank you for showing your support!

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We are continually inspired by the tremendous talent, innovation, and dedication to student success demonstrated by our UWinnipeg family.

Please consider supporting The University of Winnipeg this year. Letters inviting you to make a gift will be arriving in your mailbox shortly. Your generosity is crucial to our success!

Final Update on 2017 Campus Giving:

The University of Winnipeg Foundation is pleased to report the continued success of the Campus Campaign, UWinnipeg’s annual internal fundraising campaign. The efforts and generosity of our extended community resulted in a final total of $811,146. Participation from members of the faculty, staff and our retired community set an important example for potential donors in our surrounding community.

Have further questions? Please see our list of frequently asked questions, or contact Jessica Bowman at

What is the Campus Campaign?   
Why Give? 
How Do I Become Involved?

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.

2015 Campus Campaign Celebration

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

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!

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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.

Your gift to The University of Winnipeg . . . 

Helps students reach their potential

Graduating students 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 

Students being awarded for their 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.

Builds community 

Community LearningAt 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.

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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 Jessica Bowman at je.bowman@uwinnipeg.caWe look forward to meeting you!  

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Thank You For Your Support!