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Annual Giving

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
  • Olds College Tribute Bench

    Olds College’s Tribute Bench Program

    Olds College’s Tribute Bench Program gives you an opportunity to adopt a bench in memory of a loved one, to dedicate a bench to a friend or family member or to commemorate a special event. The Tribute Bench Program is immersed within our on-campus green spaces and Botanic Gardens that will commemorate a moment and enhance the campus and community for everyone. A custom plaque will be inscribed with wording to commemorate your moment.

  • Olds College Stone Program

    Set in Stone Program

    Personalizing a paving stone within Olds College’s “Walkway up Celebration Hill” will not only reflect your own Olds College pride and support, but it can also become a memorable gift and personal keepsake. Having a personalized paving stone installed in the Olds College Botanic Gardens III and Treatment Wetlands is a unique way to honor a friend, family member, mentor, or other loved one, or for marking a wedding, graduation, new arrival, memorial, or other important life events.

Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes

Olds College offers more than $400,000 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.

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