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Haskayne Founders' Circle

Submitted by yayoi.moriguchi on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:14pm

Connecting business leaders to business education through philanthropy

At Haskayne, we are supporting the University of Calgary's Eyes High vision and advancing business education in the areas that define Calgary and Alberta: ethical leadership, entrepreneurship, and energy. The Haskayne Founders’ Circle, a dedicated group of Haskayne supporters, was established in 2011 to help achieve these bold goals.

Haskayne Founders’ Circle members are generous and visionary individuals who support the Haskayne School of Business with a gift of $10,000 or more each year. They have joined Dick Haskayne and other visionaries and philanthropists to help create the next big chapter in our school’s story.

When you join the Haskayne Founders’ Circle, you join a driven community of philanthropists who are investing in the future of business education. Together we can energize the next generation of business leaders.

Recognizing our generous donors:

2015-16 Haskayne Founders' Circle Members

Celebrating our success:

2015-16 Haskayne Founders' Circle Annual Report

To learn more please contact us at or pledge your support today with the Haskayne Founders' Circle Pledge Form.

Join Us

 You can help ignite the minds of tomorrow’s business leaders.

The momentum of the Haskayne Founders’ Circle is growing. Since its inception in 2011, the Haskayne Founders’ Circle has advanced priority initiatives at the school. Your support is helping to realize our vision of becoming a leading global business school, focusing on Calgary’s defining elements: advanced leadership, entrepreneurship and energy.

Want to help drive change? Join the Haskayne Founders’ Circle.

You can choose to designate your support to any area at Haskayne, including the following strategic priorities:

  • Haskayne Experience Strategic Plan Fund advances the vision of the Haskayne School of Business by contributing to faculty development, program development, research expansion and enriched student experiences in the areas of advanced leadership, entrepreneurship and energy.
  • Haskayne Student Awards Fund offers targeted awards for Haskayne undergraduate and graduate students – the next generation of business leaders. This fund provides direct financial support that recognizes Haskayne students for their leadership and academic strength in pursuing a business degree.
  • Haskayne Capital Enhancement Fund helps to build an environment that supports our pursuit of transformative student experiences, outstanding research and community outreach opportunities. This fund will help create new spaces to accommodate more students and professors, allow us to obtain the latest in technology, and will provide resources to create innovative learning spaces.

To learn more please contact us at or pledge your support today with the Haskayne Founders' Circle Pledge Form.

We look forward to working with you.

Haskayne Founders’ Circle Cabinet

Driven by volunteers

The Haskayne Founders’ Circle Cabinet is a group of volunteers who bring unique energy, skill sets and experience to the organization. As community champions for the school, they share their commitment and their reasons for giving to the school, inspiring others to follow their lead.

The role of the Haskayne Founders’ Circle Cabinet is to raise money for the Haskayne School of Business resulting in enriched student experience, improved teaching and learning environment and acceleration of the school’s ability to be an international leader in business education.

Volunteers play a critical role in the Haskayne Founders’ Circle annual fundraising campaign and we are grateful for the efforts of the dedicated members of the 2015-16 Haskayne Founders’ Circle Cabinet:

Michael Makinson (Chair), Vice President, Finance & CFO, Northern Blizzard Resources    

Paris Aden, Partner and Co-founder, Valitas Capital Partners

Janet Denhamer, President, Palliser Capital Management

Bruce Fiell, Vice President, Palisade Capital Management

Kirby Gavelin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

John Gordon, Canadian Managing Partner, Audit, KPMG

Bruce Pachkowski, Principal, Trident Capital Partners

Fred Pynn, Partner, Richmond Equity Management

Bob Schulz, Professor, Haskayne School of Business

Steve Wilson, Retired, Former Executive Vice-President & CFO, Shaw Communications