NAIT's fundraising campaign tops $123 million

NAIT's fundraising campaign tops $123 million

Published on June 01, 2018

More than 4,000 donors have contributed to Essential: the NAIT Campaign since it launched in November, 2014

EDMONTON – NAIT’s biggest-ever campaign has raised more than $123 million to support students at the polytechnic, far exceeding its $100 million goal.
Essential: the NAIT Campaign has funded new campus learning spaces including the Centre for Applied Technology– NAIT’s largest-ever capital project – the Heavy Equipment Technology Building, and the Melton Crane and Hoisting Building  in Spruce Grove.
The campaign has also funded new teaching tools and technologies, mental health and wellness programs, and increased student financial support and scholarships.


  • A total of $123,141,493 has been raised in the campaign
  • 4,225 donors contributed, including 656 NAIT staff
  • About 4,000 scholarships and bursaries worth $6 million were distributed in 2017-18, an 83% increase since 2009


Dr. Glenn Feltham, NAIT president and CEO
“The success of this campaign is truly something to celebrate. These investments are not only investments in our students, but in our province’s future. To all of those who generously supported this campaign, thank you, thank you, thank you. And know that your gift has made a difference.”

Brent Hesje, campaign chair and Fountain Tire CEO “That we were able to hit that target despite tougher economic times is a reflection of how focused we were in meeting the challenge…It’s also a credit to the strong leadership team and the great relationship NAIT has with the business community, alumni, staff and friends.”


Essential: the NAIT Campaign

About NAIT

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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