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United Way's Major Donors

Major Donors are a select group of supporters dedicated to creating positive and lasting change in our community by donating $10,000 or more on an annual basis. As influential members of Calgary’s industries and the community, they play a key role in creating strategic partnerships with government, the social sector, and other corporate leaders to develop solutions to our city’s complex social issues. They invest in the success of our city and, in doing so, inspire others to do the same.

Your Impact

Major Donors' contributions and community leadership drive lasting solutions in the areas of poverty, kids, and communities. We bring together all areas of community to address social issues at the roots and develop long term strategies to solve them. It’s not a donation. It’s an investment.

Major Donor Match

Become a new Major Donor this year or grow your gift and join notable Calgary philanthropists to make a lasting impact and create positive change in our city. Leslie & David Bissett, Patricia & Lorne Gordon, and Michele & Bob Michaleski have made exceptional contributions this year and invite you to make an investment in a similar spirit.

As a first time Major Donor, your contribution will be matched. If you are a current Major Donor and grow your gift this year, the growth portion of your gift to United Way will be matched.

Million Dollar Roundtable

The Million Dollar Roundtable is a prestigious group of Calgarians who have each entrusted $1 million or more to United Way throughout their lifetime. Leading by example, these generous philanthropists believe in the potential of all Calgarians and recognize the impact they can make by investing in their communities.

These Million Dollar Roundtable members have had a profound, long-term, and meaningful impact in our community.

J. C. Anderson

R.W. "Bill" & Nancy Andrew

Bill & Irene Bell

Richard & Cathy Bird

David & Leslie Bissett

Estate of Steven Blitz

Hugh & Laureen Borgland

Heather Braund

Rick F. Braund

Brown Family

BURNCO Family Foundation

The Carrera Foundation

Alice Chan & Dr. Chen Fong

Lynn D. Chouinard

Cornhill Family

Howard & Michelle Crone

Michael & Heather Culbert

Jim Davidson

Donna & Lorenzo Donadeo & Family

N. Murray Edwards

Shane & Roxanne Fildes

Patricia & Lorne Gordon

Jim & Susan Hill

David & Barbara Johnson

Kahanoff Foundation

Kanovsky Family Foundation

Pentti Karkkainen & Denise Turner

Melissa, Sam & Van Kolias & Family

Gordon Lackenbauer & Jesse Trapp

Francis & Marjorie Lefaivre Foundation

Nancy Lever & Alex Pochmursky

D. Keith MacDonald Foundation

Larry & Gloria Macdonald

Drew & Barbara MacIntyre & Family

Keith & Kathy MacPhail

Mann Family Foundation

Allan P. Markin

Ron Mathison

R. Bruce McFarlane & Janice C. Heard

Michele & Bob Michaleski

John & Karen Murphy

Ted & Margaret Newall

David & Gail O’Brien

Poelzer Family Foundation

Clay & Vi Riddell

Mike & Sue Rose

Jim Saunders & Glenda Nystuen

Bill & Sharon Siebens

Hank & Carol Swartout

Michael J. & Renae N. Tims

Mac & Susan Van Wielingen

W. Brett Wilson

Brad & Tanya Zumwalt

4 Anonymous Members


BOLD names denote donors who joined the Million Dollar Roundtable in 2016.


2017 Sponsors

Thanks to these amazing sponsors of the Major Donor Program at United Way, no donor dollars are ever used for Major Donor events. Thank you!

ARC Financial Corp: Energy Capital Partners

BMO Capital Markets

RBC Capital Markets