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Employee Giving

Every day employees go above and beyond so students have an exceptional education and experience at MRU. Your work both in and out of the classroom, the hours you volunteer, and the donations you give, ensure Mount Royal University is the transformative institution it is today.

In 2019/20 generous employee donors gave over $46,670 to support students in need at MRU!

You are making a difference. Show your MRU pride and pay it forward by helping students.

What are you passionate about? Support, faculties, programs, student awards and more — the choice is yours!


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Employee Donor Profile: Meet Michelle

Associate Professor Michele Holmgren, PhD, has observed just how difficult it can be for students to make their way down their chosen path of education. The huge commitment it takes to succeed can be overwhelming, and that combined with financial uncertainties can inhibit a student from fully taking part in their post-secondary experience. In some cases, it means they must quit altogether.

As one of the first in her family to attend university, Holmgren says she is fortunate her parents were able to help out with the costs of her schooling so that she could concentrate on her studies.

“One of the reasons I made it was because I had that support and that freedom from economic worry,” Holmgren says. “If I can make it a little easier for students so they can focus and be the best they can, I think that’s important.”

Holgrem started donating monthly to Mount Royal’s Area in Need fund more than 10 years ago, which has resulted in dozens of gifts made to various gap areas. The choice to put her contributions towards parts of the University with immediate requirements appealed to her, as she knows that her gifts are helping Mount Royal maintain a strong fiscal foundation while continuing to evolve and grow.