Financial support from alumni, friends, and corporations is critical to maintaining StFX’s leadership position among Canadian universities, and helping current and future students meet their potential. The generous support of our benefactors helps the university maintain academic excellence and provide the highest quality undergraduate education for students.

You can donate to scholarships, bursaries, enhancing the student experience, athletics, improving and maintaining our facilities and study spaces, and more — the choice is yours. We also have several, flexible giving options to make it easy for you to help create a better StFX.

A Little Can Become a Lot

Did you know: A donation of just $2.74 a day can add up to a five-year pledge of $5,000? Any gift can have an impact.

Many Ways to Give

Annual Giving

The Annual Giving program secures support for the day-to-day operations of the university. If you choose this option, you can designate your donation to a specific area and even leave a ‘FacultyGram’ message for favourite professors and staff. The Annual Giving program provides employment to about 40 students each year in the call centre, so that alumni and friends can learn first-hand about StFX today from current students. If you have any questions about Annual Giving, please contact @email or complete and send this annual giving donation form

Xaverian Scholarship & Bursary Fund

Research has shown that a major factor for a student when selecting a university experience is cost. While StFX compares favourably to its peers in terms of tuition, the university falls behind other institutions that offer preferential scholarship and bursary packages, leaving some of the most talented students with difficult choices— decisions made largely based on financial factors.

Our goal is to never turn away a student because of financial need. The Xaverian Fund will establish a $50 million endowment for scholarships and bursaries that will be used to that will be used to ensure that StFX continues to attract students from all backgrounds who are seeking the most comprehensive undergraduate education in Canada. Your support will ensure that this happens.

If you have any questions about the Xaverian Fund or wish to discuss setting up a scholarship or bursary, please contact Cathy Fraser at @email.

Planned Giving

The StFX Legacy Circle recognizes individuals who provide support for the university with current or deferred legacy gifts, through their estate planning. Members of the Legacy Circle share a strong bond of generosity and commitment to StFX, ensuring the university’s continued success. To join the StFX Legacy Circle, please contact us. We can provide sample bequest language for inclusion in your will or assist you with a plan that meets your philanthropic and financial goals.

There are many types of planned gifts, click on each link to find the appropriate form:

If you have any questions about the Planned Giving or want information about Planned Giving, please contact Maria Hartery, Planned Giving Officer, at @email.  

To donate now to StFX, please contact one of our development staff below. We'll be happy to help steward your gift!


Ann Arsenault

Prospect Research Coordinator


email Ann

Katie Edwards

Campaign/Development Writer

email Katherine

Maria Hartery

Planned Giving Executive


email Maria

Wendy Langley

Director of Development


email Wendy

Lynn O'Donnell

Development Officer, Coady International Institute


email Lynn

Shannon Rice

Stewardship and Communications Officer


email Shannon


Dawn Bekkers

Coordinator, Annual Giving


email Dawn

Emilie Chiasson

Senior Development Executive


Email Emilie

Cathy Fraser

Development Officer


email Cathy

Claire Kelly

Executive Assistant to Vice-President Advancement


email Claire

Alexis MacDonald

Senior Development Executive (ON and West)


email Alexis

Rachel Pink

Senior Development Executive (Atlantic Canada/Eastern US/Western US)


email Rachel

Michelle White

Development Officer, Athletics


email Michelle

Other Development Contacts

Annual Giving Office

Toll-free phone: 1.888.222.0227

email Annual Giving

Development Office

4545 Alumni Crescent
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
B2G 2W5

Toll-free phone: 1.877.367.7839
Fax: 1.902.867.5310; 1.902.867.3236

Coady International Institute

PO Box 5000
Antigonish, NS 
B2G 2W5

p. 902.867.3960

email Coady International Institute