United Way Campaign

Every year, the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) proudly joins our colleagues across the University of Calgary to support the United Way in its mission to assist vulnerable Calgarians and drive social change.

Giving is easy

First and foremost, the United Way campaign is about supporting local children and families to make Calgary a great place for everyone to live.

You can make an online contribution or fill out a paper pledge form. You have the choice to direct your donation to one of United Way’s investment areas – overcoming poverty, successful kids or strong communities – or to a registered charity or not-for profit of your choice, including back to the CSM.

Want to be part of our award-winning team?

The organizing committee is currently seeking students, faculty and staff to join the committee organizing the CSM's 2019 campaign. Contact Andrea Ancelin at aeanceli@ucalgary.ca or (403) 220-4245 for more info. The team has won awards in past years for funds raised through special events and Leadership donors.


Thank You

2018 United Way

Opportunities at the CSM to help do local good

The CSM has a proud legacy of participating in the annual United Way campaign raising funds for the families, children and individuals in our community who need support. In 2018, we raised more than $175,000 through the campaign with 140 CSM volunteers participating in campaign events. Here's how students, faculty, staff and other can take part.

NEW! Big Chief Beef Jerky

Big Chief Beef Jerky was being sold through to the end of Market Day. A portion of the proceeds went toward the CSM's United Way campaign.

Order form

NEW! Gift Card Survivor

Congratulations to the winners after the final elimination draw Nov. 9. With 80 registered participants, the value of gift card winnings are:

1st - $480 - Dianna Sneddon

2nd - $240 - Joyce Forester

3rd - $80 - Agnes Dallison

Medicine Island Wine Survivor

Congratulations to all 2018 Wine Survivor winners. The draw raised nearly $6,000 for the United Way.

Elimination draws

United Way Market Day

The 7th Annual Market Day took place Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There was a range of vendors at this year’s market selling crafts, artwork, jewelry, food, clothes, services, knitted goods and more. There will be a bake sale, silent auction and used book sale happening at the same time.

Used Book Sale

This three day sale featured a wide selection of books. November 26 to 28, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Heritage Medical Research Building atrium. We collected gently used books at collection boxes located at Health Sciences Centre info desk, the bookstore and the Teaching, Research and Wellness security desk.


Online donation

Donating online is simple and secure. On October 3, you received a personalized online donation URL to your UCalgary inbox. That email contains a link to EPledge where you can select to donate through payroll deduction, credit card, cash, or cheque. Donations made online will automatically be credited to your department.

Paper pledge forms

Contact Kyle Marr to request a paper pledge form. To ensure your pledge counts towards your department’s donation totals, you must include your UCID number on the form.

Don’t forget about the Department Challenge

Each year two $2,500 student scholarships are up for grabs – one to the clinical or basic science department that achieves the highest number of donors, and one to the department that has the highest amount of donations.

2018 Winners: Highest number of donors (a tie!) - Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Highest amount of donations - Department of Medicine