Thank you for choosing to support St. Mary’s University! Your generosity will assist the students at St. Mary’s and enhance their learning experience. We look forward to working with you regarding your donation. Gifts to St. Mary’s University may be unrestricted (allowing the University to use your gift where the greatest need exists), or restricted (a gift intended to be used for a specific purpose, such as a particular program).

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Featured Donors: The Valentine Family

valentines St. Mary’s University has no better friend than the Valentine family. They’ve been a constant source of guidance, advocacy and support; it is not an overstatement to say that we wouldn’t be here without them.
Ted Valentine was at the very first meeting of the Steering Committee “to establish a Catholic College” in 1986 and became a member of our first Board of Governors in 1987, a position he held until 1996. Since this initial involvement the Valentines’ support has only continued to grow. They have been involved in supporting the growth of St. Mary’s campus—developing the scholarship and bursaries program, participating on various committees, and acting as key sponsors for fundraising events, including our annual President’s Dinner and golf tournament. Click here to learn more

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How you can Donate

If you would like more information about any of our giving options please contact
Thérèse Takacs, VP Advancement
Phone: (403) 254-3139

Ways to Help Our Students

Monthly Giving
Monthly giving is important to the students and programs at St. Mary’s. Not only does it show commitment to the mission of the University, it also provides a steady source of funds and reduces costs for St. Mary’s.

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards
St. Mary’s University student awards go a long way in assisting students with their post-secondary education and are established for students in one of three categories: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards of Merit. For more information on giving to St. Mary’s awards program, contact Heather Hadden.

Event Sponsorship
By sponsoring one of St. Mary’s University annual events – the President’s Dinner or Golf Tournament – you can promote your company while supporting the students of St. Mary’s.

Gifts of Publicly Listed Securities
When donating publicly listed securities, there is no tax payable on the capital gains. You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the donation. Please fill out the Gifts of Publicly Listed Securities form here.

Gifts in Kind
A gift in kind may include collections, books, art, equipment, and furniture. For official tax receipt purposes, a gift in kind requires an invoice stating the value of the donated item. A receipt can be issued for the fair market value of the item; however, an official tax receipt cannot be issued for services. An appraisal will be required for items such as art and books valued over $1,000.00.

Tribute Gifts (In Memory/In Honour)
A memorial gift is a lasting tribute to honour the memory of someone dearly loved. A gift in honour of someone can celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding, retirement, graduation, new job, Christmas, or any other special event. You can choose to designate your gift to any of our programs. We can assist you to establish a named scholarship through a memorial gift or gift in honor at (403) 254–3139, by email: or fill out our donation form.

In Memoriam: Dr. David J. Lawless Scholarship
In Memoriam: Dr. Ernest J. ‘Ernie’ McCullough
In Memoriam: Dr. Vittorio Grossi

Estate Planning
A charitable bequest is a special way to provide for the future of St. Mary’s University and our students. A bequest in your will may specify a sum of money, an asset, or a portion of your estate to be donated to St. Mary’s. Your bequest may be used to establish a new fund or be added to an existing fund by you or your family.

Life Insurance
For a modest cost you can make a substantial gift to St. Mary’s University through a gift of life insurance. There are numerous ways to do this, each offering different advantages to the donor and St. Mary’s University: donate an existing policy; create a new policy, or name St. Mary’s as a contingent beneficiary of a new policy.

Corporate Matching Contributions – Double Your Impact
Employees are often encouraged to contribute to charitable organizations in their community through the creation of matching gift programs. These programs allow companies to match all donations to eligible nonprofit organizations, like St. Mary’s University, at a 1:1 ratio. There are various methods to submit matching gift requests. Contact your human resources department to find out if your employer can help your gift have twice the impact.

If you would like more information about any of our giving options please contact
Thérèse Takacs, VP Advancement
Phone: (403) 254-3139

Donor Profile

Dr. Allan-Markin. A life-long student and tireless supporter of educationDr. Allan P. Markin has been a long-standing benefactor and friend to St. Mary’s University, its leaders and its students.

Find out more on the Donor Profile Page

St. Mary’s University Charitable Registration Number is 11918 8944 RR0001 This fundraising year, St. Mary’s University hopes to raise $3 million at a cost of $460,000. Funds will be used to offset operating costs and enhance student learning.