The Essential Campaign

About the Campaign

"The campaign was publically launched in 2014 with the goal of raising $100 million in support of students, applied research and facilities."

—Mike Meldrum, NAIT Associate Vice President of Advancement 

Celebrating $125 Million

As a leading polytechnic, NAIT’s hands-on, technology-based learning and industry services play a key role in advancing science, technology and environmental initiatives, health and safety, trades, and business. We’re recognized at home and around the world. Essential: The NAIT Campaign wrapped up in June 2018, raising $125 million. Thanks to your continued support, we are essential to Alberta and beyond.

Watch the Video Case for Support

Our Priorities

We aspire to be the most relevant and responsive post-secondary institution in Canada and one of the world's leading polytechnics.


Join our Community

The Essential Campaign has over 4,200 supporters

New Donors 

Alumni & Staff

Industry Partners

Friends of NAIT

Our Supporters

Our Essential Effect 

NAIT delivers on its promises to students, industry and the province every day.

Through specialized training from highly-qualified faculty and staff, NAIT students graduate with real skills, relevant skills and knowledge, and are prepared for quick entry into rewarding careers. A NAIT education offers It’s the kind ofa return on investment that positions one for life, while contributing to a better future world for the next generation and those to come.

Why your gifts matter

We create real impact. Inspired by the people who believe in our students, and who create opportunities on our campus and in our community.  

Our Promise

Create your future NAIT

Help us keep the Essential Campaign going strong. If you have questions or would like to learn more about how to get involved, please contact us.

How to Give

See the Impact

Check out what our  community of supporters are doing to make a difference for our students.

Reason #82

Strong ties build community

NAIT alum Jason Gregor supports bursaries for next generation of radio talent.   Find out more

Reason #92

Heavy equipment grad ‘never gave up’ in face of adversity

Megan Shechosky wants to be a role model and help other women succeed in the trades.

An 'Essential' moment in history: NAIT raises record $125M in donations

Three-and-a-half years and more than 4,200 supporters added up to a record-breaking $125 million in donations for NAIT students, applied research and campus growth.

Reason #68

Former Sinclair Supply president led with a generous heart

Dan Sorochan’s belief in people underpin his business and support for community.

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