Supporting our students

Please consider making this year’s gift to the 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

  • $383,000

    raised by faculty, staff and retirees in 2021

  • 612

    faculty, staff and retiree donors in 2021

Since the pandemic started, the UM donor community provided:

  • 1,900+

    food hampers delivered from the UM Student Food Bank

  • 700+

    students applied for and received support from the UM Student Technology Fund

  • 6,000+

    students received 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
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

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:

Jennifer Triggs

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 Jennifer Triggs 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