Ways to Give
Every year thousands of donors — alumni, friends, industry partners, faculty and staff — make an impact by supporting SAIT through financial contributions to our students and programs.
There are many reasons to give to SAIT — to honour your relatives, to support programs that you feel passionately about or to leave a legacy for future generations. At the heart of every donation is the desire to make a difference in students' lives.
Explore the following opportunities for giving to SAIT and help build a promising future for our current students.
Our donors step up every year to provide critical support to our students and change their lives for the better. Funds raised through SAIT's Annual Giving program go directly to institutional priorities such as:
- Student Awards
- Memorial Awards
- Student Crowdfunding — Raise it Red
- Student Success Fund
- SAIT Opportunities Fund
SAIT has a long and proud tradition of providing scholarships to students to recognize academic achievement and to reduce obstacles to student success. Over $5 million in student awards are given to students each year.
Investments made by individual alumni and friends, associations, businesses, foundations, and other organizations have helped countless students who otherwise may not have been able to attend SAIT. Our student awards are funded on an annual basis as well as from professionally managed endowments.
If you'd like to give to an existing award, you can fill this form out and select 'other' from the menu, and enter the awards name in the text box next to 'tell us how to direct your gift'.
If you'd like to establish a student award or would like more information about student awards please contact us:
Have a direct impact on the incredible work our students are doing by supporting one of our student-led crowdfunding campaigns. Our Raise it Red crowdfunding campaign features current student projects that are looking for your support.
Student fundraising activities range from capstone projects, study abroad opportunities, conference or competition participation or student club activities that have an academic impact. Some of the past crowdfunding projects include the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan team, the ISA International Student Games, Enactus Student Club National Competition and the SAE Baja Buggy team.
Your contributions to crowdfunding campaigns go towards costs not covered by traditional funding sources and often provide opportunities for students that they would not otherwise be able to afford. Your support continues to help connect people to projects and unleashes innovation.
Learn more about supporting a student crowdfunding campaign. If you'd like more information, please contact us:
The Memorial Giving program was established to accept financial contributions in memory of loved ones. Leaving a gift to SAIT in honour of a loved one is a way of remembering a special person in your life while supporting the next generation.
If you wish to establish a memorial award, please fill out this form. For more information, please contact us:
Thanks to the partnership between SAIT and the Ruperstland Institute, on behalf of the Métis Education Foundation, we have the opportunity to bring the dream of a $1 million endowment to reality.
Ruperstland Institute, on behalf of the Métis Education Foundation, has committed to provide $2 for every $1 donated to SAIT's Métis Education Foundation Endowment Fund, up to $500,000. The Métis Education Foundation Endowment Fund was created to provide Métis Scholar Awards on an annual basis.
The Métis Scholar Awards are a significant milestone for Métis student success, removing financial obstacles and improving the quality of life for students and their families. By supporting Métis students on their journey of training for their dream career at SAIT, you pave the way for a brighter future for our communities and the Métis Nation.
To support a Métis Scholar Award, please fill out this form. For more information, please contact us:
The SAIT Opportunities Fund helps SAIT students every day by supporting programs and projects not covered by tuition or government. SAIT dedicates this fund to the enhancement of education and student life.
Examples include — pilot projects that bring new technology to the classroom, peer support programs, academic clubs, and societies and other student activities. Your gift to the SAIT Opportunities Fund is the most important gift of all because it enables SAIT to use the funds where they are needed most when they are needed most.
To support the SAIT Opportunities Fund, please fill out this form. For more information, please contact us:
Student success is more than what happens in the classroom. It's ensuring our student have access to world-class facilities and technology. It's ensuring that we are supporting their mental health as well as their academic development, and supporting experiential learning opportunities through activities such as student clubs.
Your gift to the Student Success Fund will ensure our students have all the support they need as they embark on their academic journey.
This fund provides critical support to areas that may not be funded through traditional sources — with a focus on campus life initiatives or out-of-classroom areas.
To support the Student Success Fund, please fill out this form. For more information, please contact us:
SAIT offers over 100 different summer camp options for students in grades 1 through 12 that range from television and radio production to baking, welding and sciences.
The SAIT Summer Camps Bursary Endowment allows families facing financial hardship to send their child to a SAIT Summer Camp.
This unique experience helps kids and youth explore careers and gain new skills through hands-on learning. Your support ensures vulnerable kids and youth have opportunities to discover their passion and potential, and for every $10 raised, an anonymous donor will give $5 — to a maximum of $400,000 — so that we can reach our goal of sending 100 kids to SAIT Summer Camps through the Summer Camps Bursary Endowment.
Learn more about the SAIT Summer Camps Bursary Endowment.
Student Calling program
As part of the Annual Giving program, students from the Student Calling program call alumni throughout the year to hear about their experiences at SAIT, provide updates on current events and campus development, answer questions and raise financial support for the institute and our students.
What we do
The Student Calling program is made up of a team of Student Development Representatives — SAIT students — who connect SAIT graduates back to their alma mater.
- we learn about the SAIT experience from an alumni perspective
- we provide updates on SAIT events, campus developments and other ways alumni can stay connected or get involved
- we educate alumni on how they can support SAIT students through a variety of giving opportunities
As a Student Development Representative, you are a public voice and an ambassador for SAIT. Develop your communication skills and raise critical funds for SAIT students.
If you're sociable, enthusiastic and able to converse with people from all walks of life, this may be the job for you.
If SAIT has great personal meaning to you, a legacy gift is an extraordinary way to ensure your memory lives on — support SAIT student scholarships, new equipment and many improvements to our campus. You will make a profound difference in the lives of future generations of SAIT students.
Terrance Malkinson | SAIT Retiree
'I know it's difficult for students to make ends meet these days. I thought for a long time about how I could support them, then it dawned on me that a legacy gift was the way to go.'
Legacy gifts to SAIT
Legacy gifts from generous donors provide students with the best education possible. Financial gifts to SAIT help us remain current and relevant by providing instructors and students with the latest technology and educational resources. They can provide scholarships, bursaries and emergency assistance to help ensure financial need is not a barrier to graduation.
There are many options when considering a legacy gift:
- A bequest in a will
- Gift in kind (equipment, real estate)
- Publicly traded securities
- RRSP, RRIF or TFSA
- Life insurance
- Charitable annuity
Connie McEgan | SAIT Alumna
'I wanted to leave a legacy behind, and leave money to something that mattered to me. I wanted to make a difference. That is why I named SAIT as a beneficiary in my will.'
We are committed to ensuring your legacy gift and other financial contributions are managed conscientiously and judiciously. Contact our Associate Director, Major Gifts and Sponsorship, for more information on making a legacy gift to SAIT.
Our partners and supporters recognize that SAIT is a valuable bridge between the industry and the employees of the future. Our corporate and individual partnerships can contribute to priority projects, campaigns and also work with us to designate and design a gift to match a SAIT need.
To learn more about our projects and to discuss your interests, please contact us:
SAIT offers many sponsorship opportunities — from institutional naming partnerships to event sponsorships. The range of opportunities is extensive, and each offers value and a customized partnership benefits package.
For more information, please contact us: