Annual Fund

"As an Alumnus I feel a sense of obligation to give back to the institution - to maintain the quality of education I enjoyed" says Dr. Gresko,  "I also feel that it is important to give back to the community where I have experienced success.  Having a world -class institution in the city gives Thunder Bay a sense of pride and status, not to mention the University's economic impact on the City.  If every graduate gave, even a small gift, collectively it would provide a significant benefit to Lakehead's students". 
~~Dean Gresko  HBSc '85

What is the Annual Fund?

As part of the Annual Fund program we will contact alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends through direct mail, phonathons or special events to encourage them to make annual donations to Lakehead University.  Annual gifts made to the Annual Fund provide Lakehead University with the flexibility to invest in faculty and staff, enhance academic programs, strengthen student programs and scholarships, continue making campus improvements and provide more resources to improve the quality of life on campus.
Why is the Annual Fund important?

The contributions provided by corporations, foundations and individuals have helped enable the University to achieve its goals. The Annual Fund is another resource used to secure additional funding for our university while providing a vehicle in which to communicate with our alumni and those most committed to Lakehead University.
Why are YOU important?

Every donation, regardless of size, is important and brings us closer to reaching the Annual Fund goal. By making a donation to the Annual Fund, you express your loyalty to the University and support its tradition of excellence. New gifts from alumni help increase the University's overall alumni giving percentage, thus placing Lakehead ahead of its peer institutions. Many corporations and foundations use alumni giving participation as a determining factor in funding grant requests.
Why give each year?

Your participation and gifts affect the quality of programs and student life.  Your annual support will provide exciting new developments on campus and greater opportunities for students at Lakehead University.
Matching Gift Program

Many companies will match your gift to the University, thereby doubling or sometimes tripling your contribution. We encourage you to check our matching gift company list to determine whether your company has a Corporate Matching Gift Program. Obtain and complete the appropriate form from your Human Resources or Personnel Department and send it, along with your gift, to the Lakehead University Annual Fund.  It's that easy!
  • Make a Credit Card Gift Online ~ We currently accept Visa and MasterCard.  With our secure online giving form, you can make a gift now!

  • Make a Donation Through the Mail ~ Simply print out and complete the pledge form and mail it with your payment to:
    Lakehead University Annual Fund  
    Office of University Advancement
    Oliver Road
    Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 5E1

  • Make a Donation Over the Phone ~ Please call (807) 343-8910 and let us know that you would like to make a credit card gift to the Annual Fund over the telephone.

  • Have Your Gift Automatically Taken From Your Checking Account ~ Setting up a bank draft has never been easier!  Simply mail us a voided check along with a specified gift amount.
    Your gift can make a difference.

    Thank you for supporting Lakehead University.

    For more information, contact the Annual Fund Office at (807)-343-8910.