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Alumni Giving

Went Here. Give Here.

As Alumni you understand the value an MRU education has had on your life. What you might not know is how community support impacted your time here at MRU. From student awards to field schools to innovative spaces and access to cutting-edge technology, support from our community and Alumni like you makes MRU exceptional… then, today and tomorrow.

It’s no secret that post-secondary education is costly and you know better than anyone the challenges our students face in their quest for education. Make a gift to support your faculty or to help students walking the path you once did.

Place HolderSeventeen years of small gifts complete the cycle of impact

Karie Burchill sums up her memories of Mount Royal succinctly.

“Every day was an opportunity to learn something new from someone new. My Mount Royal education is the foundation for everything I do now.”

After graduating in 2000 with a Child and Youth Care Worker Diploma, Burchill went on to the difficult, but rewarding job of a child and youth care counsellor at a youth centre in Edmonton. She was able to immerse herself in her studies as, like many students, she relied on the support of Student Awards and Financial Aid to help ease the burden of the cost of her education. Burchill received the Brother Christopher / Glorieux Scholarship, which benefits students who demonstrate academic proficiency, have a high degree of involvement in campus life and perform community service.

Two years after graduation Burchill decided to give back to the place that influenced her life so tremendously through a monthly gift. It’s now been 17 years and 168 monthly gifts totalling more than $5,000 to the scholarship she herself received.

“It’s a small impact in my account each month but adds up to make a larger donation. Without financial support, there is very little possibility of students’ education and dreams coming to fruition. They can have all the spirit, intelligence and drive to make it happen, but without that financial support it’s not always possible."
- Karie Burchill