a brighter future.

Champion the way!

$60,000 Goal
108% Raised
107 Donors

Thank you!

Thank you for your support on Giving Day. Because of your help, our community raised over $64,000 to support our students who are facing the rising cost of living through student awards and bursaries that help keep education accessible. Your donations have made a real and immediate impact. 

Thank you for being a champion and helping to inspire a brighter future for our college community.

Thank you to this year’s matching donor – Pathways Alliance

Pathways Alliance logo.

Our friends at Pathways Alliance have committed to match every gift dollar for dollar and any gift to the BVC fund (student awards/bursaries) will be matched up to $100.

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Key Impact Areas for your Gift

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Bow Valley College Fund

The Bow Valley College fund is used to fund student awards across all departments and schools, including the Chiu School of Business, School of Health and Wellness, School of Community Studies, School of Creative Technologies, School of Foundational Learning, and the School of Global Access.

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Emergency Food Insecurity Bursary Fund

This fund will be used to provide emergency support to students who are facing food insecurity.

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Soup Social

Student Services is happy to bring back our very popular Soup Social. This important initiative aims to break down barriers to students accessing food. It sees students coming together once a week to enjoy a hot bowl of soup and a bun. Students build a sense of community by connecting through games, colouring, and music. Students have expressed huge appreciation for the gift of a meal. It takes about $700 to feed 150 students, and the demand is growing. Please help us continue this great initiative to reduce food insecurity!

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Financial Needs Bursaries

The Financial Need Bursaries fund helps provide emergency financial supports to students who have found themselves in a period of financial hardship. The fund helps alleviate the barriers that financial stress can have on their studies.

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Fund of your choice

Choose any fund at Bow Valley College to help remove a barrier for a student!

The Impact of Giving

Thanks to the generosity of donors, in 2022-23 Bow Valley College was able to award over $1.6 million in student awards and bursaries. Over 800 students were able to use these funds to pay tuition, buy books or schools supplies, buy groceries, access transportation, or pay for other items necessary to help them complete their education and give them a pathway to a brighter future. The impact that your gifts have on our students is real.

“Your generous award has helped ease the burden of student debt on our family and we will forever be grateful. I am a mother to a 3-year-old girl, having my daughter was the final push for me to go back to school, I wanted to lead by example and inspire her to follow her dreams. Bow Valley College was the perfect choice for me and my family. Thank you, I am so tremendously grateful.”
Practical Nursing Student and P.N.R. Morrison and Elsie C. Morrison Memorial Award Recipient

“This award gives me more resoluteness to achieve my goals. It is not just about the money only, but also the confidence that will support me to be successful in my life and in my work. Thank you.”
School of Foundational Learning Student and Board of Governor’s Scholarship Recipient

“I am incredibly grateful and sincerely thank you for gifting me this award; it is an enormous support for me as I work on moving my family forward. I am a single mother of two children, and we currently live in a shelter for families fleeing abuse. I am pursuing my education to I can gain a career and help re-establish my family and our lives. This award will go a long way towards helping my family. Thank you.”
Legal Assistant Student and Recipient of the Marlene and Don Campbell Family Award

“I am a single mother of two children and I homeschool them while I have been studying. We live in a women’s shelter for families fleeing abuse and I have been pursuing my education so that I can obtain a career which can support us. I’ve become passionate about helping women in shelters and I want to work in a way that I can affect real change for women like me. I want to provide them support and hope, and my education will help me do that. I am so grateful for this award. Thank you.”
Legal Assistant Student and Board of Governor’s Scholarship Recipient

Are you a Bow Valley College student who wants to get involved?

Click below to learn how you can have a chance to name your own student award!

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Giving Day Donor Roll

Thank you to our generous donors!

Paula A donated to Finish Line Fund

Patience M donated to Finish Line Fund

Kirsten M donated to Barrier-free Food Security Bursary

Renee P donated to Bert Foster Christmas Fund

Eddie S donated to Finish Line Fund

Lea B donated to Finish Line Fund and Barrier-free Food Security Bursaryt

Ted and Lori Z donated to Zutz Family Bursary Endowment

Roderick W donated to Barrier-free Food Security Bursary

Bruce A donated to Invest in Yourself Bursary

Garrett V donated to Barrier-free Food Security Bursary

Jennifer A donated to Barrier-free Food Security Bursary

Marjorie C donated to Soup Social

Vaughn R donated to BVC fund

Anonymous donated to Barrier-free Food Security Bursary

Allen F donated to Barrier-free Food Security Bursary

Susan H donated to BVC Fundy

Sandra L donated to Finish Line Fund

Marnie K donated to Barrier-free Food Security Bursary


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Proud Bow Valley College alumna shares her giving story.

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Giving Day ambassador Aly Velji.

Giving Day ambassador Aly Velji shares Bow Valley College's impact.

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Bow Valley College employees see the impact first hand.

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Bow Valley College grad knows firsthand the impact of giving.

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Bow Valley College awards help students take steps towards careers.

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Awards and bursaries allowed this student the opportunity to discover her capabilities.

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BVC Alumni

College reputation of support inspires alumna to become a donor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Giving Day?

On November 28, Bow Valley College is participating in Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. We are excited to host our third annual Giving Day, with a goal of raising $60,000 to help reduce food insecurity for students and support student awards and bursaries and access to education for all.

What is the matching gift opportunity?

This Giving Day, our generous matching donor, Pathways Alliance, has committed to match every gift dollar for dollar and any gift to the BVC fund (student awards/bursaries) will be matched up to $100.

How do I make a gift to participate in Giving Day?

Giving Day starts at 8 a.m. MT on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, and ends at 12 a.m. MT. However, you can also make your gift earlier if you would like. You can give online here.

What areas can I give to?

You can support any area at Bow Valley College that is important to you. Our goal for Giving Day is participation and bringing our community together to make a big impact on student success. We hope to garner as much participation as possible in this great initiative and bring our community together. If you don’t see the specific area you are looking to support, you can email for help or more information.

If I am a Bow Valley College employee, can I make a gift as a monthly Choices donor and still be eligible for the matching gift?

Yes! If you direct your gift to the BVC Fund, your gift will be matched (up to $100 per gift).

Can I send a donation by mail?

Yes! You can mail in your donation and if the envelope is received on or postmarked for November 28, 2023, your gift will count towards our totals. You can send a one-time gift via check payable to Bow Valley College or sign up for a monthly gift via credit card. Our address is:
Bow Valley College
Fund Development and Alumni Engagement
345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
T2G 4V1

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes! For any gifts above $20, you will receive a donation tax receipt emailed to you immediately after your online donation. If you give via cheque, your tax receipt will be mailed to you by December 31, 2023.