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. Your donation directly support students who rely on financial aid and helps provide them with the exceptional educational experience that is the hallmark of Marianopolis.


  • 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

    Contact

    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. Read more in our publication, In Support of Excellence.

    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 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 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.
    • 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 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.

    Contact

    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.

    Contact

    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