As part of the University of Calgary’s philanthropic family, you already know that the Energize campaign is about far more than numbers. Since the launch of this $1.3-billion fundraising initiative, you, along with more than 25,000 other friends, alumni, volunteers and donors, have sparked meaningful, lasting change on campus and throughout the community.
Every dollar that fuels the Energize campaign tells a story, and every story begins with what matters to you personally as a supporter.
These countless philanthropic narratives unfold with impact that sparks joy, confidence, creativity and transformation across campus.
These stories are diverse and compelling. They tell of our remarkable journey, including how we’re changing the lives of students for whom scholarships are so vital; how we’re supporting medical breakthroughs that slow the effects of disease; and how we’re strengthening community partnerships that lift and empower vulnerable populations. It means that students will graduate prepared and inspired to take on the challenges of a diverse and evolving economy.
Driven by a remarkably diverse community of individuals dedicated to fueling positive change in this city and beyond, Energize recently crossed the $1-billion threshold. That’s a tremendous achievement for any philanthropic effort, but it’s downright monumental for such a young university. In fact, Energize has become the third most ambitious university fundraising initiative in Canadian history.
Ultimately, your support for Energize — whether through annual giving, a named scholarship, participation in Giving Day, a Legacy pledge, mentorship of a student or other involvement — means UCalgary is not only meeting the needs of our community, but it’s leading our students toward a more innovative, compassionate and robust future.
This is your university; this is your success. Thank you for your passion for — and commitment to — creating lasting, transformational change in the world.
I look forward to connecting with you throughout the final, crucial chapters of the Energize campaign, and sharing stories that inspire and illuminate the power of philanthropy.
Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement
UCalgary’s $1.3-billion Energize campaign is fueling transformational change for the University of Calgary, our city and beyond — inspiring discovery, creativity and innovation for generations to come.