Gifts that give forever

Plan for the Future with an Endowment Fund

Creating an endowment is making a gift that can continue to give forever. With a minimum $10,000 gift, the funds are invested, the principal remains intact and a portion of the interest is distributed to enrich:

  • Students though scholarships, bursaries and prizes
  • Programs
  • Staff through professional development initiatives

Benefits of Creating an Endowment

  • A lasting legacy of support for quality education in central Alberta
  • An endowment is a one-time investment that continues to give for years to come
  • Everlasting impact on the students of Olds College

The College will invest your generous gift and distribute a pre-determined portion of the annual interest to areas most in need or to those specified by you, the donor. Your gift will benefit students, industry and the community for years to come.

Types of Endowments

Faculty Chairs - Endowed Instructors

Fund a distinguished faculty member's work, reward academic achievement, and enable the instructor to pursue new areas of applied research or innovative teaching methods. A gift of an endowed chair links a donor's name in perpetuity to the accomplishments of the succession of scholars whose works the gift ultimately will support.

Faculty Research Funds

Endowed research funds are essential to the fulfilment of Olds College's applied research goals. Olds College is committed to the support of innovative research that will benefit the industries it serves as well as the students it teaches. Income from endowed gifts can support the work of many of the College's most distinguished applied researchers.

Student Awards

Awards allow Olds College to meet one of its primary objectives: to attract and provide educational opportunities for an ever-growing number of students. Endowed awards are an ongoing reminder of the important role generous donors play in the lives of successive generations of Olds College students. A scholarship can be established in honour or memory of someone important in a donor's life. Donors also can decide how their award is to be directed; on the basis of financial need, merit or both. More on Awards

Endowed Lecture Series

An endowed lecture series enables Olds College to bring distinguished speakers to campus, giving students and faculty the opportunity to interact with important leaders, scholars and professionals in various fields. Guest lecturers not only bring a new dimension to the learning environment, but also provide stimulus for innovations in applied research and education.

Endowed Discretionary Fund

Endowed discretionary funds allow Olds College to respond to unexpected opportunities and provides overall flexibility to the College's programs. Generally specified for use under the direction of the Board of Governors, such funds ensure Olds College will continue to meet its challenges.