Ways to Give

Your donation supports the youth of Alberta by providing dynamic programming to enhance their leadership skills, personal growth, citizenship and education. We are making our community vibrant and engaging by creating spaces that connects the arts, heritage, and education.

Strong Youth. Stronger Community.


Make a Donation

One Time Donation: You make the difference! Your donation will transform the community through the Calgary Stampede Foundation and we'd love to have you as part of our donor community. Make a gift today. 

1912 Society: The 1912 Society is made up of passionate donors who believe in providing Calgary’s youth with skill-building programs that allows the to achieve their goals and become tomorrow’s leaders. This giving society recognizes donors who contribute annually $1,912 or more to our youth programs. 

SAM Centre: We are creating a true gathering place in the heart of Calgary. The SAM Centre will be an immersive museum-like experience dedicated to sharing the Stampede’s history, culture, and spirit year-round. Together we will bring together the old and the new, our history and our future. 

For alternative payment options such as e-transfer, please contact Sandra Lunder at slunder@calgarystampede.com | 403.261.9345


Planning Your Gift

Wills and Bequests: Making plans for a future gift in your Will to the Calgary Stampede Foundation is a wonderful way to ensure our program youth will benefit from result-driven, collaborative, and inspiring environments and programs to pursue their passions – today and for future generations. 

Life Insurance Policies: An effective way to make a substantial impact to keep our programs strong well into the future. Donating a life insurance policy isn’t subject to taxes, probate costs or estate debts. At the same time, you’ll be rewarded for your donation through the charitable tax receipts you receive. 

Endowments: An endowment fund is a gift that keeps giving. Your principal gift is invested and the income earned on that investment is provided to the program and/or facilities that you have chosen to support. They are a unique and lasting way to leave a legacy or memorialize a loved one. 

Shares and Securities: Donating publicly traded shares, bonds or mutual funds is becoming increasingly popular because of significant tax saving incentives. A gift of securities to the Calgary Stampede Foundation can completely eliminate the steep capital gains tax you would incur if you were to sell these assets and donate the proceeds. You receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the securities at the time we receive them. The combination of tax-exempt capital gains and the charitable tax credit for the donation may allow you to provide a significant gift at a relatively low cost. Gifts of flow-through shares are another tax smart option and provide additional tax benefits. 

For more information or to make a gift, please contact Sandra Lunder at slunder@calgarystampede.com | 403.261.9345