As part of Lethbridge College’s Advancement team, we strive to be the catalyst for connecting the college with individuals, businesses, industry partners and community organizations to help them achieve their philanthropic goals. Your generous investments improve the life of students now and for years to come.

The experts on our team can guide you through the journey of helping students access post-secondary education. We are also proud to support the best and brightest academic programs and applied researchers by partnering with them to raise funds for capital infrastructure, new program development, student support and more. Our department is flexible and knowledgeable as we work to connect people with the programs, areas and projects that are especially meaningful for them.

The Development Office has been collaborating with donors to support student learning and programs at Lethbridge College since our doors first opened, when the Rotary Club of Lethbridge sponsored the college’s first student award. Early donations continued through the decades, and with later campaigns (the TEC 2000 Campaign (2001), the Making Dreams Real Campaign (year) and the recently completed Possibilities are Endless Campaign (2016), which raised $27.8 million for a variety of college projects, initiatives and student awards), shaped the look and direction of the college.

We look forward to continuing this tradition of philanthropy and generosity in the future, and we are thankful for the support we have received from individuals, families, businesses and other partners over the years. We encourage you to come to campus to talk with us about how you can get involved.

Ways to support

Your gift can support every aspect of student learning, including student awards and scholarships. It can also allow us to invest in infrastructure or develop new programs, such as the new Agricultural Business Risk Management program, to ensure that our instructors can offer the training and programs demanded by industry and employers. Lethbridge College appreciates the generous gifts of our donors, and we encourage you to show your support for our high-quality, innovative programs in one of the six ways listed below.

Visit our office

It’s easy to make a gift to the project of your choice. We encourage you to drop by the Development Office in CE2323 during working hours to discuss your needs. You can also reach us by mail (Lethbridge College Development Office, 3000 College Drive S., Lethbridge, AB, T1K 1L6), by phone (403-320-3457) or online.

Attend or sponsor an event

Lethbridge College takes great pride in the relationships we nurture with individuals as well as our business, industry, government and educational partners. You can show your support for the college by being a part of – or a partner in – one of our annual events.

To learn more, contact Jay Dobson in person in CE2322, by phone at 403-320-3496 or by email.

Establish a student award

Student awards allow Lethbridge College to make education accessible to anyone with the determination to achieve, not merely the ability to afford. To ensure that Lethbridge College continues to attract and retain outstanding students, we work with donors to create and provide student awards. To learn more about making this kind of a gift, contact Johnathan Strathdee in person in CE2315A, by phone at 403-320-3202 ext. 5238 or by email.

Honour a loved one or celebrate a milestone

There is no better way to honour a loved one or mark a major milestone in your life or in your business than by making a gift to Lethbridge College. Contact Joyanne A. Mitchell, CFRE, in person in CE2323A, at 403-320-3457 or by email for more information about the benefits of this kind of recognition for an important person or milestone. She or one of the wonderful Development officers will guide you through the process.

Make your mark with a planned gift

Leaving a legacy provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate leadership through an investment to support outstanding students, teaching or applied research. Your planned gift helps you achieve personal and philanthropic goals as well as lower income and estate taxes. To learn more, contact Joyanne A. Mitchell, CFRE, in person in CE2323A, by phone at 403-320-3457 or by email.

Give to Lethbridge College’s Annual Campaign

Annual Giving allows Lethbridge College to provide extraordinary opportunities to our students and to stay responsive to their needs. You can support our annual giving campaign by providing a one-time gift, by committing to a monthly donation, or by supporting the initiative annually. To learn more about making a gift of this kind, contact Johnathan Strathdee in person in CE2315A, by phone at 403-320-3202 ext. 5238 or by email.

Goals and plans

Lethbridge College’s Comprehensive Institutional Plan is developed in alignment with government priorities and the Campus Alberta Planning Framework. You can access the 2018-21 plan here: Lethbridge College Comprehensive Institutional Plan 2018-21: Leadership and Transformation.

Accountability and ethics

Lethbridge College respects its donors and believes ethics in all fundraising practices are essential to effective operations and long-term relationship building. As such, all Development Officers are members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and adhere to the AFP Code of Ethics.