Foundation and giving

Established as a registered charity in 1999, the Marianopolis Millennium Foundation supports the College and its students by providing scholarships, bursaries and tuition credits. Your donation directly support students who rely on financial aid, helping to provide them with the exceptional educational experience that is the hallmark of Marianopolis. Read more in our publication, In Support of Excellence. The latest edition features three families with multi-generational links to Marianopolis, each with its own unique story and deep connections to the College. What binds them is a shared belief that a Marianopolis education transforms lives.

  • 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

    The Foundation provided over $260,000 to 129 students during the 2019-2020 academic year. 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 and bursaries:

    Scholarships (based on merit)

    • Director General’s Merit Scholarship ($3000): for an incoming student in each 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 demonstrate a history of involvement in clubs or activities in their school or their community.
    • Julia Cianci Memorial Award ($1000): for a graduating student in any program and in good academic standing, who, during their time at the College, has demonstrated involvement in student life, leadership through outstanding character or volunteerism in the greater community. Julia 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.
    • 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.
    • Christine Dupuis-Lozowy Bursary ($2500): for any second-year student who demonstrates a willingness to contribute to the advancement of society by pursuing university studies in a health-care-related field. Priority consideration will be given to students who qualify for financial assistance.
    • 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.
    • 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 needs financial assistance and who demonstrates an interest in environmental issues and a willingness to participate in the Pollinator Project.
    • Silver Key Bursary ($1000): for second-year students in good academic standing who need financial assistance and whose involvement on campus and in the wider community exemplify the College’s mission and vision.
    • Tom McKendy Liberal Arts Bursary ($2500): for an incoming Liberal Arts student who needs financial assistance.


    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
    Françoise Boisvert ’58, Congrégation de Notre-Dame
    Lucille Raikes ’86, parent of Emily ’21
    Josh Wisenthal ’01
    Ziggy Zeng ’01

    Marianopolis College Director General Christian Corno serves as a resource-person to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.