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Types of Gifts

EducationMatters believes in giving our students the best possible experience. That is why we are asking you to help put the ‘public’ back into public education by supporting EducationMatters. All gifts made are part of the solution to giving our students what they need to be successful in life.

Below you will find many different giving options to choose from.

No matter the size of gift, type of gift, or where it is directed, you will be helping to enrich the experience of Calgary’s public education students.

Cash and Cheque Donations

Cash donations can be made online by clicking here. Alternatively, cheques (made payable to EducationMatters) can be sent via mail. Please include our Donation Form with your donation. Cheques may be sent to:

1221 8 Street SW
Calgary, AB  T2R 0L4

A representative from EducationMatters will call you to verify your donation has been received.

Tribute/Legacy Gifts

Tribute Gifts are a way of honouring the memory of a loved one or esteemed colleague and can also recognize a special person for a personal reason (e.g. birthday, anniversary, retirement, graduation, event speaker etc). To donate fill out and mail the Donation Form and indicate who you would like the donation to honour. You can also click the donate button below to give a secure online gift to honour the memory of someone special.

Your Legacy Gift has the opportunity to have an impact today and continue providing quality public education for students throughout Calgary tomorrow. What is a Legacy Gift? It is a gift that allows you to contribute to your community and invest in what you closely value. This gift is also described as a Planned Gift. A Legacy Gift needs to be planned with family and appropriated professionals. You may choose to make your gift during your lifetime or through your will/estate.

Advantages of a Legacy Gift:

  • Matches your personal wish to leave a legacy to a cause you care about.
  • Creates opportunities for students.
  • Meets your estate plans and concerns for heirs.
  • Made from assets, not just from current income.
  • Gives you a tax advantage, today or for your estate.

There are several types of Legacy Gifts.

If you would like more information about the Legacy Giving program, please contact us.

Gifts of Shares or Stock Options

EducationMatters welcomes your donation of publicly traded shares and stock options. For more information speak to your financial advisor, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website for more information and contact us to discuss your wishes.

Fundraising Event

Organizing a fundraising event (e.g. garage sale, alumni reunion, dinner or other event) is an excellent way to raise money for public education. Read our guidelines and complete our Event Registration Form. Please contact us for review and approval before the event.

In 2019, EducationMatters plans to raise $1,610,000 at an estimated cost of $170,000. For more information, please contact Marilyn Field, Executive Director at or call 403-817-7465.