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As we near the end of the University of Calgary’s 50th anniversary year, the university is hosting its first-ever Giving Day with a goal to create 50 new student scholarships in 50 hours. Giving Day will take place on April 27-29, 2017. All individual donations made between April 2-April 29 to student scholarships will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500 per gift.

We are asking you to pledge your support for Giving Day, specifically towards the Michael A. Jensen Memorial Master's Scholarship for a student completing their MA in Political Science.  As some of you know, Michael was an exceptional student in the Department of Political Science for many years both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Sadly, he passed away suddenly at the qualifying examination stage of the doctoral program in 2007; he was awarded a posthumous PhD degree by the University of Calgary that same year. His pursuit of scholarship, driven by curiosity and an intellectual passion, epitomized the core values and beliefs of the liberal arts. Some funds were collected in 2007 to initiate a scholarship in his name but they fell short of the intended goal.  A scholarship in his name is a perfectly fitting way to honour his memory, and the timing of the renewed call for donations – 10 years after his passing – is fitting. And with the matching opportunity available, this is the perfect time to support this important initiative. I’m reaching out to you today to ask you to join me in donating.  All donations of $25 and more will receive a tax receipt and will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500 per gift.

Donations can be made in any of the following 4 ways:

1. By Cheque:
*Please be sure to write "Michael A. Jensen Memorial Master's Scholarship" in the memo line.
Payable to: "University of Calgary”

Sent to: Shannon Katusa, Development Coordinator,                                 
Faculty of Arts Development and Alumni Engagement,
University of Calgary Social Sciences,
Room 1306, 2500 University Dr. NW,
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4

2. Via email with the attached “Donation Form for Giving Day 2017 – Michael A. Jensen Memorial Master's Scholarship”:
Download and complete the attached donation form and return it to Shannon Katusa at E:

3. By Phone: Call Shannon Katusa and provide your credit card information over the phone.  P: 403-220-3362

4. In person: Drop off your donation at the front reception desk of the Faculty of Arts Dean's Office, Social Sciences Building, 13th Floor.  Please inform the receptionist that the donation should be passed on to Shannon Katusa for processing.   Please note: Reception desk hours are 8:30-4:30pm and closed from 12:00-1:00pm for lunch.

More information on Giving Day is available at:  Please be advised that if you donate online via this Giving Day website, your donation will not be directed to the Michael A. Jensen Memorial Master's Scholarship but rather to the general Faculty of Arts scholarship fund.