Supporting our students

Your gift through this Campaign will tackle immediate needs and create long-term solutions for our students. Giving is a personal choice, and your support to any area of our community is appreciated and makes a profound difference.

  • 100%

    of your donation goes to the fund of your choice

  • $1,388,872

    raised by faculty, staff and retirees in 2022/23

  • 708

    faculty, staff and retiree donors in 2022/23

Because of UM community members and donors like you:

  • Over $40,000

    was donated to the Student Food Bank through our 2022-2023 FSR Campaign

  • 200+

    students per month were able to rely on the Food Bank for assistance in 2022-2023

  • 1,400+

    students have been awarded an Isbister Undergraduate Scholarship since its inception in 1883

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
Associate Vice-President Indigenous - Students, Community and Cultural Integration

A portrait photo of Charlotte Enns with a blue background.

“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
Director, Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice & Professor Educational Administration

A portrait photo of Carol Schlamb with a purple background.

“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
Aurora Finance Customer Service Representative, Financial Services

A portrait photo of 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
Distinguished Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health and Programme in Genetics and Metabolism, Max Rady College of Medicine

A portrait photo of Shelley Sweeney with a grey background.

“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
Retired Head of UM Archives & Special Collections

A portrait photo of Peri Venkatesh.

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

-Peri Venkatesh
Retired Instructor of Rady Faculty of Health Sciences - College of Nursing

Man smiling at camera

“I give because I now can. The Support Staff Learning Exchange and SSEF Awards have provided me and countless others with opportunities that were otherwise not available to us. I give to ensure that future support staff have the same opportunities I had.”

- Andrew Popiel, IT Security Analyst, Information Security and Compliance
Co-Chair of the Support Staff Endowment Fund Committee

Leaving a Legacy: Help us achieve our 40/140 Goal!

Planning a gift to the University of Manitoba is a meaningful way to give back to the next generation of UM students and researchers. 

Alexander Kennedy Isbister left the University of Manitoba its first bequest of $83,000 along with 4,958 books in 1883. His gift demonstrated his faith in the future of the University and the province of Manitoba. From his gift, scholarships are awarded to promising students regardless of sex, race, or creed; these scholarships play an important role in student aid at the University. This planned gift has awarded scholarships to over 1400 students at UM since its inception. You too can leave a legacy. 

A planned gift has no immediate cost, allowing you to retain control of your assets during your lifetime. You will receive a donation receipt for use in the year of your passing and the previous year, and your estate can claim tax credits in subsequent years. Click here to learn more.

Ways to give

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

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

If you have any questions or would like help making your gift, please contact:

Sam Slutchuk

Frequently asked questions

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

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 Sam Slutchuk 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 UM.

Charitable registration number: 11926-0669-RR0001