Annual Giving

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Olds College Opportunities Fund

The Olds College Opportunities Fund enables Olds College to pursue educational priorities and unanticipated opportunities for students and faculty, awards and research, and campus enhancement which funding would not otherwise be available. With your support, Olds College can have the ability to respond quickly and effectively to opportunities that support our vision to be the premier Canadian integrated learning and applied research community specializing in agriculture, horticulture, land and environmental management.

Staff & Faculty Giving

Support from our staff and faculty is key to our ability to leverage gifts from our industry partners and friends of Olds College.  Your leadership in providing support is motivational!

Flexible options for family gifting

We understand that flexibility is important, so there are many options available to make a contribution through the Family Gifting Program:

  • One-time gifts via cash, cheque, credit card or online
  • Annual gifts whereby an amount is pledged over a specified period of time
  • Monthly pre-authorized debits through your bank account
  • Bi-weekly deductions through payroll
  • Gift-in-kind donations
  • Planned gifts (bequests, life insurance, real estate/tangible property, securities/investments and/or endowments)

Just a small donation makes a huge difference. If you donate $5 from every bi-weekly payroll deduction, this will work out to a $130 every year. After only 4 years, your support of Olds College would be an impressive $520!

In Memory, In Honour

Olds College can help you to remember and honour a loved one, or recognize a meaningful accomplishment, date or event such as a birthday, graduation or anniversary in a loved one’s life.

Olds College has been the gracious recipient of recent donations made in memory and honour of:

  • Chad Johnstone
  • Richard (Dick) Thomson,
  • Dan Fullerton

Tribute Bench Program

Tribute Bench Program

Purchase a bench found around the Botanic Gardens and Construction Wetlands and dedicate it by personalizing it with a plaque and text of your choice. 

View Tribute Bench Brochure (PDF)

Set in Stone Program

Set in Stone Program

Personalize a paving stone on the “Walkway up Celebration Hill” as a personal keepsake or memorable gift.

View Set In Stone Brochure (PDF)

Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes

Olds College offers more than $500,000 in awards each year to students who have proven academic excellence, financial need and/or dedication to their Olds College education. Scholarships, bursaries and prizes help students fund their education by paying for tuition, books, accommodations or other related expenses.

Corporate Matching

Double the impact of your donation!

Many companies will match donations that their employees make to a registered charity. This is a way for companies  to support what is important to their employees.

Check with your employer to see if they have a matching program.