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 healthy communities? Meet a few of the 160,000+ people the United Way helps each year. More.

CSM's 2019 United Way BBQs

June 4    – Dean’s Office (50/50 winner: Tara B.)
June 18  – W21C
July 10   – Integrated Service Desk
July 23   – O’Brien Institute for Public Health
Aug. 14  – CSM Administrative Services
Aug. 28  – Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute
Sept. 10 – Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases
Sept. 24 – Hotchkiss Brain Institute

50/50 Draws and Give n' Thanks Stars 

  • 50/50 tickets are available during each BBQ, the annual Used Book Sale and Market Day. Draws take place immediately following each event
  • Stars are available for purchase from June 4, 2019 to Dec. 13, 2019. Used to recognize a colleague or partner within the University, add a fun message of appreciation and hand deliver or send via campus mail. $2 each or 3 for $5.

Thank You

2019

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 others can take part.

Big Chief Beef Jerky

Available to purchase at each BBQ and through the end of Market Day. A portion of proceeds go to the United Way campaign.

Order form

Gift Card Survivor

Register as an individual for the gift card draw starting in October.

Wine Survivor

Register a team for the wine draw starting in October.

United Way Market Day and Bake Sale

The CSM’s 8th annual United Way Market Day will host a range of vendors selling crafts, art, jewelry, food, clothes, services and more. The Market will be held on Nov. 25, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Held each year on Market Day, the Bake Sale boasts a variety of treats for sale including, breads, cake, preserves, fudge and more.

Used Book Sale

Book donations can be made between September and November for a three-day sale held from Nov. 25 to 27, 2019. The book sale runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily.


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.

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.