Foundation and giving

Established as a registered charity in 1999, the Marianopolis Millennium Foundation supports Marianopolis College and its students by providing scholarships, bursaries and tuition credits. Donations from parents, alumni and friends of the Marianopolis community help the students who rely on financial aid to attend and graduate from the College. Read more in our publication, In Support of Excellence.

  • Donate

    Donate online. You can also make your contribution in any of these ways:

    • by mail, with a cheque payable to the Marianopolis Millennium Foundation
    • via the tuition statement each semester
    • through matching gifts from your employer
    • by payroll deductions
    • through bequests from your insurance trust or estate
    • via stocks and appreciated securities


    Anne Cotignola, Development Associate, Donor Relations

  • Establish a scholarship or bursary

    One in five Marianopolis students benefits from financial aid. You can make a lasting contribution by establishing a scholarship or bursary that fosters student excellence. Scholarships are given in recognition of academic achievement, while bursaries also take into consideration financial need. The College offers the following:

    Scholarships (based on merit)

    • Director General’s Merit Scholarship ($3000): for incoming students in any program with stellar high school grades.
    • Director General’s Student Life Scholarship ($3000): for incoming students in any program with significant potential to contribute to the quality of student life at the College and who have demonstrated leadership, concern for the welfare of others, involvement in high school activities and volunteering experience.
    • Julia Cianci Memorial Award * ($1000): for a graduating student in any program who, during their time at the College, has demonstrated involvement in student life, leadership through outstanding character or volunteerism in the greater community while in good academic standing.
    • McQueen Family Social Justice Scholarship ($2000): for an incoming student in any program who demonstrates leadership in social justice issues.

    Bursaries (based on need)

    • Arts Trips Bursary ($500): for students in any year or program who need financial assistance in order to take part in a College-organized educational trip with an arts component.
    • Bella Rabinovitch Bursary ($500): for a second-year Arts, Literature and Communication or Liberal Arts student who demonstrates resilience in the face of obstacles.
    • Cristina Mucciardi Bursary ($3000): for a second-year student in any program who needs financial assistance, demonstrates leadership, interest in entrepreneurship, strong work ethic and volunteer experience and plans to make an impact in the larger community.
    • Entrepreneurial Bursary ($1000): for an incoming student in any program with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship and a need for financial assistance.
    • Environmental Bursary ($2000): funded in part by the sale of honey cultivated by the College’s Pollinator Project; for an incoming student in any program who demonstrates an interest in environmental issues and a willingness to participate in the Pollinator Project and a need for financial assistance.
    • Tom McKendy Liberal Arts Bursary ($2500): for an incoming Liberal Arts student who needs financial assistance.

    * The Julia Cianci Memorial Award

    Julia Cianci was a Health Science student, who passed away suddenly in March 2019. Julia is remembered for her kind and generous spirit, her strength and determination, and her involvement within the community. She excelled at academics and was passionate about sports. To commemorate Julia’s life and the impact she had on the Marianopolis community, her family has established an award in the amount of $1000 to be given to a deserving graduating student. The chosen recipient will exemplify Julia’s passion and dedication that made her an inspiration to many, thus continuing to honour her legacy at the College and beyond.


    Anne Cotignola, Development Associate, Donor Relations

  • Give your time

    The College encourages parents, alumni and friends of the Marianopolis community to contribute their time and professional expertise, for example, by presenting a guest lecture, serving on a career panel, or mentoring students. The College’s Board of Governors and the Foundation’s Board of Directors (see below) may also invite parents, alumni and friends of Marianopolis to join their board when a vacancy arises.


    Christianne Meloche, Development Associate, Alumni Relations

  • Foundation Board of Directors

    Board of Directors

    Catherine Vourakis ’95, Chair
    Stephen Takacsy ’77, Vice-Chair, parent of Georgia ’14 and Julia ’16
    John Papagiannis ’04, Secretary
    Howard Tafler ’89, Treasurer
    Christian Corno, Marianopolis College Director General
    Françoise Boisvert ’58, Congrégation de Notre-Dame
    Lucille Raikes ’86, parent of Emily ’21
    Josh Wisenthal ’01
    Ziggy Zeng ’01