We are grateful for our corporate and individual donors, who know the value of NAIT’s hands-on, technology-based education. Each donates for slightly different reasons, but all have the same result – supporting student success.
Learn more about some of our donors, and why they support NAIT.
Creating a legacy of compassion
When NAIT Paramedic graduate Barry and his wife Bonnie began planning their wills, the couple agreed to leave a legacy gift for an organization close to their hearts. Reflecting back on their early careers, they decided to donate part of their estate to support the next generation of emergency services students.
Distinguished Friend Dr. Clarence Preitz has dedicated his career to teaching and woodworking. For many years, he kept close ties to the NAIT instructors he mentored and donated to support scholarships for students in the Cabinetmaking program.
Elaine Betchinski wanted to honour her partner Ellen Hughes’s 36-year-long career at NAIT. Inspired by Ellen’s love of education and food, she established an endowment for the next generation of chefs and restaurateurs.
David Lazaruk is among NAIT’s donors who plan to leave a portion of his estate, otherwise known as a bequest, to future students. He is carrying on a family tradition of giving. It all began when his father passed away and his mother, Mary, made a bequest in his father’s name.
Distinguished Friend of the Institute Award recipients Len Treeter and Laurie Anfindsen are deeply committed to the community in which they built their successful business. With a family history of working in the trades, both Len and Laurie are long-time supporters of NAIT’s programs.
Cenovus Energy is committed to building brighter, more vibrant futures for young people. Their NAIT Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program and support for NAIT’s Power Engineering Program help do just that.
Brent Hesje (CEO Fountain Tire and Chair, NAIT Campaign Cabinet) believes in the NAIT community. That's why Hesje recently agreed to chair the largest fundraising campaign in the institution’s history.