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Top 3 ways to make an impact on SAIT Giving Day

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When it comes to making a difference in the success of SAIT students, every little bit has the potential to make a difference.

Giving Day is an opportunity for the SAIT community — students, alumni, donors and employees — to come together to create a future that is better, inclusive, innovative and full of community spirit for the next generation of students. The fifth annual Giving Day kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at 10 am and will include many different opportunities to show your support.

Below are the top three ways you can get involved with SAIT Giving Day and help bring on the future.

1. Spread the word

Be part of the spirit of philanthropy by telling others about Giving Day. Boost the message with the help of our social media toolkit. Or, share your story: tell us why giving is important to you or how someone else’s kindness and generosity has impacted your life.

#SAITGIVES = dollars on Oct. 5-6

Each time #SAITGIVES is posted on social media during the fundraising marathon, SAIT Alumni and Development employee Tania Brandstrom will donate an additional $2 toward student awards. The more #SAITGIVES is used, the more you will be helping to unlock key funds for student success.

(Instagram accounts must be public OR @SAITalumni must be tagged in the post to be tracked.)

 2. Make a gift

Whatever amount you can donate, $5 or $50 or $500, your gift will help improve the student experience through accessible supports and funds.

There are three ways you can give to the  area of support you care about most:

Pro tip: When you make a mimiumn $5 gift through SAIT, you will receive a charitable tax receipt for the value of your donation. 

Give online  💻 

Make a gift in real-time, whether you choose to donate today or save your support for Giving Day. Visit  sait.ca/givingday and click “give now” to support an area of importance to you. 

Give by phone  ☎️ 

If online donations aren’t your thing and you prefer to talk to someone about your options, call 403.210.4532.

Give by mail  💌 

Donations can also be made by mail. You can send a one-time gift via cheque or money order payable to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology or sign up for a monthly gift with your void cheque.

Our mailing address is:

Alumni and Development
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Heritage Hall (AA113) 
1301 - 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB T2M 0L4


Pro Tip: To ensure your gift is recorded on Giving Day, your envelope must be received on or postmarked by Oct. 6, 2021.

3. Engage in a challenge

Over 24 hours, our SAIT community will have the opportunity to help multiply student funds and enter for a chance to win a prize through different  Giving Day challenges.

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Areas of greatest need challenge

All gifts to the SAIT Opportunities Fund will be matched by Guardian Partners Inc. up to a maximum of $28,000. Donations to the SAIT Opportunities Fund allow the flexibility to rapidly respond to areas of student support in greatest need.

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TD Insurance Alumni Challenge

All gifts made by SAIT graduates to an area of their choice will be matched by our affinity partner TD Insurance up to a maximum of $5000.

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Monthly Donor Challenge

Everyone who signs up for a monthly giving program will be entered to win a two-night stay package at the Rimrock Resort in Banff, AB. The package includes two nights at the Rimrock Resort, a $300 credit to the Rimrock Spa and a $200 dining credit for a total value of $1600.

Pro Tip: Anyone can make an impact on the lives of SAIT students. Build your own community of philanthropy among your friends, family or coworkers by inspiring them with your own participation in a challenge or inviting them to join in.

Giving Day 2021

2021 Giving Day brought a welcomed excitement to the SAIT community as donors, alumni, students and employees came together (online) to bring on the future!

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