Donors Make a Difference

Donors give to the University of Calgary for many different reasons. Our Faces of Philanthropy series profiles some of our donors and highlights why they wanted to give to the university. Large or small, each gft has meaning and every gift matters.

Staff member inspires others to give
The director of the Centre for Gifted Education, Michael Pyryt, was an inspiration to others at the university... more

A legacy to a cure
Monica Sieben-Kuhn is a woman on a mission... more

Alumnus gives back to International House
Raymond Kan remembers well the feeling of being far away from home in a foreign country... more

Founding professor leaves lasting legacy
Helen Stadelbauer was a founding member of the university's art department... more

"It's time to give back:" Alum establishes geology bursary
With three children pursuing post-secondary education, it might seem like a strange time for Kevin Gibson to establish an award for other students ... more

Hopewell's Sanders Lee backs EAL efforts
In many ways, Sanders Lee represents the face of the new Canada. Born in Hong Kong, he immigrated to Canada, learning two more languages along the way ... more

Greenhouse manager's legacy lives on through scholarship
“Why garden? Why eat, breathe, sleep?” These were Ken Girard’s words that he lived by. Girard’s passion for gardening carried him through 20 years as the Biological Sciences greenhouse manager ... more

Fellowship provides executive mentorship
With 52 years of experience directing the growth of his investment management company to become one of the largest and most successful in Canada, Stephen Jarislowsky has ... more

He's been there: Donor gives $1 million to Schulich School of Engineering
Gerald J. Maier has accomplished many things throughout his career. The former president, CEO and chairman of TransCanada Pipelines is also board director of more than 10 international corporations and the recipient of numerous awards ... more

Philanthropists Ted and Margaret Newall honoured
In all aspects of their lives, Ted and Margaret Newall embody the belief that contributing to community is what makes you part of community ... more

Run builds memories: Support for students' memorial award grows
Cease Atkinson loves to run. She’s completed 11 marathons—which is more than 460 kilometres—not to mention many other race competitions ... more

New scholarship cultivates global citizens
The Choquette family is helping University of Calgary students become better global citizens. Through their foundation, Pierre and Brenda Choquette, BA'93, and their children ... more

Geomatics engineering alumni invest in where success all began
Both Janet MacPhee and Stephen Green completed degrees in geomatics engineering at the University of Calgary and say their experience was invaluable to their success today ... more