Thank you to our donors!

You give NSCAD and our students the power to create. Thank you for supporting excellence.

Donate Button: Support NSCAD StudentsTo NSCAD’s many donors we extend our heartfelt thanks for your generosity and passion for the work we do.

This has been one of the most challenging years in NSCAD’s long history. Events have demanded that we apply our creativity to an unanticipated situation and our faculty, staff and students have shown their adaptability.

Your gifts have supported many areas of the university, but overwhelmingly, they have been directed to scholarships and bursaries. Thank you for your part in ensuring that the NSCAD experience is available and accessible.

This list includes gifts received April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022.

The 1887 Society honors those who, over the course of their giving to NSCAD, have donated $1 million or more.
The 1887 Society celebrates the philanthropic spirit that perpetuates the university.

Margaret & David Fountain
Anonymous Donors
Harrison McCain Foundation

In 1887, the “lady directors” behind the Victoria School of Art and Design sought to create an institution that would have a lasting effect on their city’s cultural life and, at the same time, pay tribute to Queen Victoria in honor of her 50th year on the throne. Civic-minded women such as Anna Leonowens, Mrs. Jeremiah (née Mary Helen Furniss) Kenny, and sisters Ella and Eliza Ritchie believed passionately in the value of an education in art and design. Named in honour of NSCAD’s visionary founders, The Founders Society recognizes those who, over the course of their giving to NSCAD, have donated $100,000 to $999,999.

Alliance Atlantis Communications
Bell Aliant
Roloff Beny Foundation
Estate of Joan Catherine DeWolfe
Estate of Alexander J. McDoanld
Estate of Robert Gray Merritt
Nova Scotia Power
Estate of Marian E. Peters
The Robert Pope Foundation
Power Corporation of Canada
RBC Financial Group
Louis & Marla Reznick
Paul Roy & Margaret McCain Roy
Donald R. Sobey Foundation
Sun Life Financial
TD Bank Group
TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Group
Walker Wood Foundation
William F. White International Inc.
The Windsor Foundation
Anonymous Donors

The Anna Leonowens Legacy Society recognizes and honors friends and members of the NSCAD community who have thoughtfully provided for the university’s future in their estate plans. To become a member of the Anna Leonowens Legacy Society, you need to notify us that your will, trust or life income arrangement provides for NSCAD University.

Estate of Sandra E. Alfoldy
Estate of Irene C. Allin
Estate of Dora Baker in memory of E.M. Murray
Elizabeth Ballentine
Joanne Beaupre
Kathryn Reith Blake
Ira Buhot-Perry
Professor David Burke
Estate of Donald Carstens
Estate of Professor Joyce Chown
Estate of Marie Eileen Curry Donovan
Estate of Joan Catherine DeWolfe
Estate of Shirley B. Elliott
Estate of Professor Gerald Ferguson
Estate of Janet Ferguson
Estate of Allan C. Fleming
Estate of Stephen M. Fleury
Estate of Mary Ena Flynn
Estate of Gertrude Fox in memory
of William Ernest Haverstock
Christine Goudie
Estate of Anne F.L. Hammerling
Richard Hines
Heather A. Johnston
Estate of Ronald J. MacAdam
Estate of Bernadette Macdonald
Christina MacDonald
Estate of A. Murray MacKay
Estate of Thomas & Ethel Pearson MacKenzie
Firth S. MacMillan
Estate of Leslie Bennett Marcus
Estate of Marjorie Marie Matthews
Estate of Alexander J. McDonald
Estate of Ian L. McLachlan
Estate of Robert G. Merritt
Estate of Dorothy B. Meisner
Estate of Marian E. Peters
Estate of Eliza Ritchie
Estate of Effie May Ross
Estate of Esther A. Sharp
Deborah M. Stover
Estate of Marguerite I. Vernon
Estate of Marguerite & LeRoy Zwicker
Anonymous Donors

$50,000 +

$5,000 – $9,999
Eydi Caines-Floyd, The Robert Pope Foundation

$2,500 – $4,999
Downtown Halifax Business Commission,
SUNSCAD (Student Union of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)**
Tanabe/Thorne Fund held at the Vancouver Foundation**,
Dave van de Wetering and Ciena Canada Inc.**

$1,000 – $2,499
Marilyn Teasdale Boyd & Patricia Teasdale**, Simon Chang Foundation for Change**,
Dartmouth Visual Arts Society, Rowland Marshall***, Anonymous Donor

$500 – $999
James & Beverly Davies, Robin Muller & Paul Dunphy*, Kara Holm & Thomas Curran*,
Patricia Leader**, Monica McQueen, Brian & Paulette Oickle*, Anonymous Donors

$250 – $499
Frank Anderson***, Catherine Cable, Louise Anne Comeau*, Luc Courchesne*, Lydie Dubuisson, Louise Franklin***,
Terry Franklin***, Marilyn Hyde, Bruce & Peggy MacKinnon**, Dr. Sarah M. McKinnon & Peter J. Dawes*,
Alyce Wright, Anonymous Donor

$100 – $249
Carol Adderson**, Steve J. Angel*, Brian Beck, Donald Burry*, Alvin Comiter*, Pamela Cramond-Malkin, Janice Fralic-Brown**, Leslie Gotfrit*, Frances & Ronald Gregor*, Chantel Gushue*, Elizabeth Holloway, Marlene Ivey*, Kim Kierans*, Judith Leidl*, Alex Livingston & Heather MacLeod***, Mona Lynch***, Eileen MacArthur, Bill Macgregor, Maggie Marwah*, Deborah McLean & Robert Parker*, Ginny Holland Perkins*, Lynne Rennie & Brian Beck**, Carla Roth & Merritt Price, Donald Smith, Susanne Wainwright MacLachlan, Lynn Walker**, John & Judy Washbush*, Joe Weil, Yu Xia & Mengnan Qu, Carl Youngbluth*, Anonymous Donors

Up to $100
Gary Aitchison, Kara Bargmann*, Catherine Constable***, Keith Daniels**, Neil Forrest & Sheila Provazza*, Cynthia Guzner*, Sylvia Harvey, Linda Hutchison & Robert Mullan***, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc., Pamela Jones, Laura Kenins, Alexandra Kim, Alison Knott, M.E. Luka & Brian Downey***, Paige Mahnic, Sarah Maloney & Ray Cronin*, Lara Minja & Matthias Reinicke**, Mohammed A. Odusanya, Natalie Olivares, James Rae*, Jessica Pietrusiak & Adam Rochwerg, Robyn Shyllit, Connor Smithers-Mapp, Anonymous Donors

* 2 to 4 years consecutively ** 5 to 9 years consecutively *** 10 or more years consecutively

This year many gifts to NSCAD were made in celebration of, and in memory of, the following individuals.

In memory of Sandra Alfoldy: Alvin Comiter, Marlene Ivey, Alex Livingston & Heather MacLeod, Bill Macgregor, Robin Muller & Paul Dunphy, Robyn Shyllit, Yu Xia & Mengnan Qu

In memory of Nancy H. Bargmann: Kara Bargmann, Chantel Gushue

In memory of Lou Cable: Carol Adderson, Catherine Cable, Bruce & Peggy MacKinnon

In memory of Jon Theton Caines-Floyd: Eydi Caines-Floyd

In memory of Cliff Eyland: Kim Kierans

In memory of Kelly Franklin: Louise Franklin, Terry Franklin

In memory of James E. Holloway: Elizabeth Holloway

In memory of Nicole Hoar: Neil Forrest & Sheila Provazza

In honour of Kim Knoll: Anonymous Donor

In memory of Beverly Leal: Rowland C. Marshall

In memory of Tony Mann: Luc Courchesne

In memory of Donald and June Mapp: Connor Smithers-Mapp

In memory of David Murphy: Jessica Pietrusiak & Adam Rochwerg

In memory of Preet Nijjar: Eileen MacArthur

In memory of Valerie O’Brien: Kara Holm & Thomas Curran

In memory of Willian & Isabel Pope: The Robert Pope Foundation

In memory of Doris Evelyne Teasdale: Marilyn Teasdale Boyd & Patricia Teasdale

In memory of Robert “Wick” Wikstrom: Brian & Paulette Oickle

In memory of Jennifer Zimmer: Linda Hutchison & Robert Mullan, Anonymous Donor

NSCAD University values all gifts and makes every effort to maintain accurate records. Please contact  if correction is required for subsequent donor recognition.

Thank you to our donors: gifts received April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021.