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.

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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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.


A legacy of giving

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 2020, the university donated a record-breaking total of $780,511 to the United Way. The CSM won awards in two categories — core donors and leader donors — and was once again the top faculty in terms of donations. Also, the departments of Medicine and Physiology & Pharmacology are the department challenge winners, earning student scholarships for their departments.

Winners of the random draw for gift baskets and other prizes from the 20 for 2020 challenge were: Geri Anderson, Laura Au, Vicki Dalton, Vinicius de Maria Gadotti, Melina Drha, Xiaoguang Hao, Sheilah Heal, Leslie Jackson, Stacey Page, Paul Schnetkamp, Peter Stys, Maria Villalobos Gonzalez and Yang Yang.

Thank you CSM!

CSM United Way campaign