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24th Annual President’s Dinner

Thursday, March 7, 2019
HERITAGE PARK GASOLINE ALLEY MUSEUM
1900 HERITAGE DR. SW, CALGARY, ALBERTA

Cocktails: 6:00 p.m. ~ Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets $250 each or Tables of 8 for $2,000
Business attire

Proceeds from the President’s Dinner support the student experience at St. Mary’s and the pursuit of academic excellence.

Mary Moran – Keynote Speaker

President & CEO
Calgary Economic Development

Mary became President and CEO of Calgary Economic Development in 2015. Under her leadership there has been greater focus on Calgary’s competitiveness in the new economy; including the areas of talent development, innovation, placemaking, and the business environment.

Mary initially joined Calgary Economic Development as Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Research in 2010. She brought extensive leadership experience in the development of strategy, marketing, stakeholder relations and fund development with leading companies, including TELUS, Delta Hotels, Canadian Airlines and Wardair.

At Calgary Economic Development, Mary led teams that created the Calgary Be Part of the Energy promotional brand adopted by all civic agencies, the award-winning 2013 flood recovery campaign YYC is OPEN, and oversaw development of two iterations of the city’s economic strategy, Calgary Building on our Energy and Calgary in the New Economy. Mary is the CEO of the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund, a board director of the Calgary Film Centre, and was CEO of Calgary 2026 Bid corporation —developing and promoting a bid to host the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Mary earned an MBA from Royal Roads University. She is active in the Calgary community and serves as a director on a number of non-profit boards, including Sport Calgary, the Calgary Petroleum Club and O’Brien Institute for Public Health. She is a past Chair of Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta.

Since its inauguration, the President’s Dinner has engaged our community by bringing together over 3,000 current and future business leaders to support our students and celebrate the spirit of philanthropy and the success of our community partnerships.

The President’s Dinner offers an incredible opportunity to promote your company to an engaged audience of local, community-minded influencers. In our 24th year, this sold out event will raise funds to directly benefit students. Your generosity will enhance the student experience at St. Mary’s University and allow students who don’t have the means to afford post-secondary education an opportunity to achieve. Our thriving University depends on the generosity of valued community sponsors like you. Thank you for your support.

Platinum Sponsor $20,000

  • VIP seating for EIGHT at the 2019 St. Mary’s President’s Dinner
  • Sponsored tickets for TWO St. Mary’s students to attend the event
  • Opportunity to distribute your own corporate swag to guests at the VIP cocktail reception
  • Private cocktail reception in the Mauro Gallery
  • Social media promotion throughout the event
  • Social media mention from the keynote speaker’s Twitter feed (approximately 2,000 followers)
  • Logo placement on reserved table
  • A full-page ad and premier logo placement in the event program*
  • Formal recognition from the podium
  • Logo on event signage, marketing materials, and event webpage*
  • Company logo and branding in post-event advertisement
  • Ad placement: opportunity to run a 30 second ad on campus television for one semester


Diamond $10,000

  • VIP seating for FOUR at the 2019 St. Mary’s President’s Dinner
  • Social media promotion before the event – thanking and promoting your company
  • Social media promotion throughout the event
  • Social media mention from the keynote speaker’s Twitter feed (approximately 2,000 followers)
  • Logo placement on reserved table
  • A full-page ad and premier logo placement in the event program*
  • Formal recognition from the podium
  • Logo on event signage, marketing materials, and event webpage*
  • Company logo and branding in post-event advertisement
  • Ad placement: opportunity to run a 30 second ad on campus television for one semester


As well as…an opportunity to curate a custom, branded experience for the Platinum and Diamond Levels!

What works for your organization? How can we collaborate to create a unique, memorable, interactive opportunity for your brand and our supporters? Let’s collaborate and create an unforgettable experience.

Gold $7,500

  • FOUR complimentary tickets to the 2019 St. Mary’s President’s Dinner
  • Formal recognition from the podium
  • A half page ad in the event program*
  • Logo on event signage, marketing materials, and event webpage*
  • Company logo and branding in post-event advertisement Silver $5,000
  • TWO complimentary tickets to the 2019 St. Mary’s President’s Dinner
  • Formal recognition from the podium
  • A quarter page ad in the event program*
  • Logo on event signage, marketing materials, and event webpage*
  • Company logo and branding in post-event advertisement


Bronze $3,000

  • TWO tickets to the 2019 St. Mary’s President’s Dinner
  • Company logo and link on event webpage*
  • Listing in the event program*
  • Logo and branding included on all event promotional and marketing materials*


Sponsor an Award $2,500

By sponsoring a student award, you will make a significant contribution to a student at St. Mary’s by helping to support the outstanding achievement of a winner of a President’s Circle Scholarship.

  • Logo recognition on electronic signage at event
  • Company logo and link on event webpage
  • Listing in the event program*
  • Formal contribution recognition from podium
  • Logo and branding on all event promotional and marketing materials*
  • Formal recognition of your contributions during Awards Ceremony at St. Mary’s University



*Any brand assets must be delivered in advance of print deadlines.
Please Note: Charitable receipts cannot be issued for sponsorships under the regulations of the Canada Revenue Agency.





For more information, please contact Heather Hadden:
Email: heather.hadden@stmu.ca
Phone: 403-254-3739