Memorial Gifts

How it works

Creating a memorial gift at NAIT can be done as a one time payment or in periodic amounts over time.

We can help you customize options in order to suit your needs. Your gift is fully tax-deductible, and you will receive a tax receipt for your estate.

Some examples of gifts in memory at NAIT:

Ernest's Restaurant 
Hokanson Centre for the Culinary Arts, renamed 2005

Tom Lazaruk Memorial Award
Automotive Service Technician Program, established 1983

Patrick A. R. Smith Memorial Endowed Fund
Carpenter Apprentice Program, established 2007

Making your donation

If you have someone in mind you would like to honour with a memorial gift, please contact our friendly staff by phone or email, or by dropping by in person.

Sherril Cossey

“NAIT was such an important part of his life and he was so committed to his students. It was just so fitting that the support for students be set up in perpetuity.”

—Sherril Cossey, Management '99
Founder of Patrick A. R. Smith Memorial Endowment Fund

Have Questions?

Our friendly staff are available by phone, email or in person to help you every step of the way.

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Lighting the way for students with disabilities

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Memorial bursary dedicated to future paramedics

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