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.

Want to learn more about our partnership to help reduce poverty, support kids and build healthier communities? Meet a few of the 160,000+ people the United Way helps each year.

The campaign is currently closed. See you in September 2022! More.

20 for 2020 + 1

Building off the success of past year’s United Way campaign, the Cumming School of Medicine challenged the CSM community to take part in the 20 for 2020 + 1 initiative.

Participants were asked to choose to make a difference with a $20 contribution. If you donate monthly or annually, there was an option to increase your contribution by $20 or even 20 per cent if you can.

This past campaign we encouraged everyone to go one step further — “+ 1” representing a commitment to champion the campaign and encourage someone you know to join you, with the goal to each find one person to donate who has not participated before.

A donation automatically entered participants into a draw for gift baskets or other prizes donated again this year by the CSM’s Executive Committee. Winners of the random draw will be announced last January including: Laura Sycuro, Chris Mody, Wally MacNaughton, Xiaoguang Hao, Kenichi Ito and Claire Barber.

The winner of the CSM United Way draw valued at $1,008 was Elaine Chow Baker.

Email kyle.marr@ucalgary.ca for more info and how you can participate in the next campaign.

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.

2021 winner: The departments of Medicine and Physiology and Pharmacology.


Online donation

Donating online is simple and secure. Near the start of the University of Calgary annual United Way campaign in the fall, you will receive 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 are also available.

UCalgary's 2021 campaign

We are proudly part of the UCalgary 2021 United Way campaign team. Get the latest update on the campaign including fundrasing totals, impact stories and frequently asked questions.

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