Supporting our students

Please consider making this year’s gift to the COVID-19 UM Student Technology Fund which provides students with $500 each to cover the cost of a refurbished laptop or subsidize the purchase of a new computer that meets their needs. A gift to this fund will tackle an immediate need and create a long-term solution for our students.  Giving is a personal choice and your support to any area of our community is appreciated and makes a profound difference. If you prefer to make a gift to another fund that’s meaningful to you, please do so.

  • 100%

    of your donation goes to the fund you choose

  • $6.1M

    raised by Faculty, Staff and Retirees since 2010

  • 10,326

    gifts since 2010

This year during the pandemic, the UM donor community provided:

  • 450+

    food hampers delivered from UM Student Food Bank

  • 600+

    students applied for and received support from the COVID-19 Technology Fund

  • 6,000+

    students will receive additional bursary support

Why I give

Christine Cyr

“Giving is so meaningful. Even if you can give a small amount, that may be the difference between someone paying their hydro bill, buying their text books, or having an opportunity to attend a conference that could have a huge impact on their life.”

-Christine Cyr, 2021 Staff Co-Chair
Incoming Associate Vice-President Indigenous - Students, Community and Cultural Integration

Carol Schlamb

“It is important to show the students they have our backing and with our continued support and encouragement, through generous donations from our faculty and staff, it will make all the difference to them."

–Carol Schlamb, 2021 Staff Co-Chair
Aurora Finance Customer Service Representative, Financial Services

Charlotte Enns

“There are many scholarships, bursaries and access programs available for students because of philanthropy. An important part of philanthropy is that it provides all students the accessibility to quality education and programs."

-Charlotte Enns, 2021 Faculty Co-Chair
Director, Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice & Professor Educational Administration

Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg

“Whatever we can do to help the experience of students, the faculty and staff during this very challenging time, I believe we have to do it.  UM has always been supportive of my work and I wish to help in any way while we go through this transformation."

-Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, 2021 Faculty Co-Chair
Distinguished Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health and Programme in Genetics and Metabolism, Max Rady College of Medicine

Shelley Sweeney

“As a retiree, you are more careful with your money and want to make sure that the money you do give makes the biggest impact it can. The University of Manitoba makes that impact by making a huge difference in the lives of everybody it touches."

-Shelley Sweeney, 2021 Retiree Co-Chair
Retired Head of UM Archives & Special Collections

Peri Venkatesh

“The idea of supporting the young generation inspires me. They are the future custodians of our world and our wellbeing.”

-Peri Venkatesh, 2021 Retirees Co-Chair
Retired Instructor of Rady Faculty of Health Sciences - College of Nursing

Ways to give

Giving is easy!  You have many different options, including: 

University of Manitoba, Alumni & Donor Relations
200-137 Innovation Drive 
Winnipeg, MB R3T 6B6 

If you have any questions or would like help making your gift, please contact:  
 
Jennifer Triggs 
jennifer.triggs@umanitoba.ca
204-474-7120

Frequently asked questions

What is the Faculty, Staff, and Retirees (FSR) Giving Campaign?

Throughout the month of March, the FSR Campaign encourages faculty, staff and retirees to make a philanthropic gift to support student scholarships, bursaries and programs.

Why give?

When Faculty, Staff and Retirees donate to the University, it shows our external community that we are committed to supporting our students and programs beyond what we do in our day-to-day work.

How much should I give?

Every gift is valuable. Your support of the Faculty, Staff and Retirees Giving Campaign is appreciated, no matter the amount.  There are many options available for you to contribute and easily fit into your budget. 

Can I designate where I want my donation to go?

Absolutely! You can decide where to give your support and designate it to a particular scholarship, program or department.

Need help finding a particular fund?  Please email for assistance. 

Are Contributions Tax-Deductible?

Yes. All donations of $18.00 or more are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.  Charitable donations made via payroll deduction will appear on your T4 Summary from the UM.