Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Fast Facts (as of June 2018)

  • The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, Alberta is a leader in applied education, delivering relevant, skill-oriented education to more than 45,000 people annually
  • SAIT students enjoy a 90% Employement Rate (2017)
  • SAIT welcomed 5,184 graduates to the alumni family in Spring 2018.
  • SAIT offers two baccalaureate degrees, three applied degrees, 80 diploma and certificate programs, 31 apprenticeship trades and more than 1,200 continuing education and corporate training courses
  • English language foundations and academic upgrading are offered through the Lamb Learner Success Centre
  • SAIT works closely with industry to ensure graduate success. Program advisory committee members offer expertise to enhance program relevance for students
  • SAIT was established in 1916 and completed its largest campus expansion in 2012. The $400-million Trades and Technology Complex added 740,000 square feet of state-of-the-art learning space
  • SAIT provides expertise and resources to industry and real-world learning experiences to students in fields including health, agriculture, environment, renewable fuels and green building technologies
  • SAIT graduates can further their credentials through articulation and transfer credit agreements with other Canadian and international institutions and professional associations.
  • SAIT is a member of Polytechnics Canada
  • SAIT has 236,061 alumni in 81 countries.

 SAIT is a leader in applied education and world-renowned for its training expertise. We are innovative in education delivery; help students develop the skills they require in our changing world; provide a community gathering spot; and engage the next generation of students with our youth programs.

SAIT prepares students for their career by offering programs through our eight schools – all focusing on a different field. The SAIT schools are: MacPhail School of Energy, Business, Construction, Health and Public Safety, Hospitality and Tourism, Information and Communications Technologies, Manufacturing and Automation, and Transportation.

Within each school, instructors bring their industry expertise to students who learn through a combination of theory and action-based learning. Our schools are also equipped with state-of-the-art labs, allowing students to get hands-on experience using real-world equipment to train for careers in their chosen field.

 Ways to Give

Every year thousands of donors, including alumni, friends, industry partners, and faculty and staff make an impact by supporting SAIT through financial contributions to our students and programs.

There are many reasons to give to SAIT — to honour your relatives, to support programs that you feel passionately about or to leave a legacy for future generations. At the heart of every donation is the desire to make a difference in students’ lives.

Note: SAIT takes its fiscal responsibilities seriously, and we are proud of our track record in managing donor funds. In SAIT’s 2017/18 fiscal year we expect to raise $11.4 million at a cost of $2.1 million. This translates into $0.18 for every dollar we raise. In 2016/17 we invested $2.2 million in fundraising activities and raised $9.8 million.

Explore the following opportunities for giving to SAIT and help build a promising future for our current students:

  • Annual Giving
  • Projects and Campaigns
  • Legacy Giving
  • Corporate Sponsorship

Annual Giving

Our donors step up every year to provide critical support to our students and change their lives for the better. Funds raised through SAIT’s Annual Giving program go directly to institutional priorities such as:

  • Student Awards
  • Memorial Awards
  • Student Crowdfunding
  • I.G. Lewis Student Emergency Fund
  • SAIT Opportunities Fund

As part of our Annual Giving program, students from the SAIT Student Calling Program call alumni throughout the year to hear about their experiences at SAIT, provide updates on current events and campus developments, answer questions, and raise financial support for the institute and our students.

For more information on Annual Giving, please email or call 403.284.8858.

Projects and Campaigns

Our partners and supporters recognize that SAIT is a valuable bridge between industry and the employees of the future. Our corporate and individual partnerships can contribute to priority projects, campaigns and also work with us to designate and design a gift to match a SAIT need.

To learn more about our projects and to discuss your interests, please email [email protected] or call 403.210.4393.

Legacy Giving

If SAIT has great personal meaning to you, a bequest in your will can make a profound difference to the lives of future generations of SAIT students. A legacy gift supports SAIT student scholarships, new equipment and many improvements to our campus.

Our experienced team can work with you to help tailor your legacy giving plans to meet your needs. We can provide information about the potential to reduce estate taxes and increase your income. We can also advise you and your financial advisor on the wording in your will.

For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact [email protected] or call 403.284.7046.

Corporate Sponsorship

SAIT offers many sponsorship opportunities, from institutional naming partnerships to event sponsorships. The range of opportunities is extensive, and each offers value and a customized partnership benefits package. Sponsorships are a great way to get involved with SAIT.

For more information on sponsorship, please email [email protected] or call 403.210.4322.

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Associate Director - Major Gifts

Richard Horbachewski



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