New Student Residence

Building attractive new student residences will significantly improve our on-campus quality of life for students, and enhance student retention and recruitment. After careful consideration of the cost of renovating the Memorial, Cunningham, and Dearing Halls, we have decided the most cost effective solution will be to build new Residence space, providing students with contemporary apartment-style communal living. Residences will be equipped with elevators and living spaces designed for all students including those special accessible needs.

Project Total: $20 million

We have big news!

In March, we received a $10 million commitment for the Residence! It has launched the project from the vision stage to the pre-construction stage.

Along with this large gift, Prairie has also received a $5 Million Matching Challenge for alumni and friends of Prairie to give donations and double their impact for the Residence project.

Matching Challenge:

Would you consider giving to the New Student Residence?

You can make a one-time gift or a recurring monthly gift that will go a long way to building this new home-away-from-home. Click on one of the buttons below to make an online donation, or mail in a cheque to Prairie College with the “New Residence” designated.

To envision what the New Student Residence will look like, here are some picture renderings:

Do you have questions? Send me a message...


Kendi Dyck

Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

403.443.5511 ext. 271

We are grateful to offer many options for giving to Prairie. Click on the method of giving that works best for you. All donations greater than $10.00 will receive an official receipt for income tax purposes. Prairie is qualified to issue Canadian and American tax receipts.

Interact e-Transfers are only available for owners of a Canadian bank account. This may be a good option in lieu of mailing in a cheque or a credit card payment (with a processing fee).

When you request to make an e-transfer, ALL these pieces of information MUST be included on the “Message”/ “Memo” section of the transfer:

  1. That this is a donation;
  2. Indicate which fund the donation is to go towards (Note: if no fund is specified the default is  the General Fund);
  3. Your name, either person or organization. This is for tracking and receipting purposes.

For an example of the e-transfer process, click here.


  • The email address to be used is If it is sent to an individual at the college, the e-transfer will not be accepted.

  • For the security question, please use one suggested in the example screenshot as it will help us accept the gift. If you do another security question, please email to notify them of the question and answer you’ve used.

  • E-Transfers cannot be used for recurring donations. If you wish to set up a recurring donation, please see “Donate as a Recurring Gift” or alternatively call the Development Department on 403-443-5511 Ext 282.

You can send a cheque to Prairie at either of the following addresses. Please make cheques payable to Prairie Bible Institute.

Prairie College
PO Box 4000
Three Hills, AB T0M 2N0

US Donors can mail within the US to:

Prairie College
PO Box 718
Shelby, MT 59474

Use our secure online donation forms to donate in Canadian or US funds. We accept Visa or MasterCard.

Safe and convenient! In a few simple steps you can set-up a monthly gift and not have to worry about it again until you wish to stop. Please select one of the following two options:

  1. Credit Card Withdrawal: Click on the donate button and fill in the secure online form. Change the dropdown from “This is a one-time donation” to “Give this amount monthly”, and your recurring donation will be set up. You will be sent a management link by email that will allow you to make changes to your recurring gift whenever you like.

  2. Electronic Funds Transfer (from a bank account).

  • For Canadian donors, please download and print the Automatic Withdrawal Form here and mail it to the address below, or scan and email the signed form to

  • US donors can print the Automatic Withdrawal Form, or use the online donation form to set up a recurring gift from their bank account. Click the Donate in American funds button and fill in the required information, leaving the payment method as Electronic Check. Change the drop-down from “This is a one-time donation” to “Give this amount monthly”. Click the Make Donation button and your monthly gift is set up. You will be sent a management link by email that will allow you to make changes to your recurring gift whenever you like.

  • Call us to discuss a gift, donate using your credit card, or ask questions.

  • “Local Phone Number 403.443.5511 ext. 282

  • Toll-free 1.800.661.2425

Gift in Kind Giving

Do you have a tangible asset (real estate or physical property) that you no longer need or you think would enhance Prairie’s program?  Rather than sell the asset you could gift it.  Prairie would be able to issue you a tax donation receipt for the sale value of the property or value determined by a qualified third-party appraisal.  There are some ‘hoops to jump through’ and Canada Revenue Agency rules to follow, but we’ve done it before and would be happy to guide you through the process.

Talk today with Tim MacKenzie at

Memorial Gift

Donate in Memory of your Loved One

Thank you for honouring your loved one by choosing to make a donation to Prairie College. You can make your donation to the College using one of these options:

Donation via Cheque:

  1. Write your cheque in the name of ‘Prairie Bible Institute’ or ‘Prairie College’
  2. In the memo line, add “IMO” and then the name of the loved one you would like to honor.
  3. If you have a specific designation for your donation. E.g. Capital Fund, Scholarships and Education Fund, please also list this in the memo line. If you have no specific designation, you can either name the ‘Centennial Campaign’ (which is the name of our ‘General Fund’), or not specify any fund here.
  4. If your cheque does not list your First and Last names and your postal address, please include a short note with these details so we can properly receipt your donation.
  5. Enclose your cheque in an envelope addressed to:
    Prairie College
    PO Box 4000
    Three Hills, AB T0M 2N0

Donation via the College’s Website:

  1. On the Donate page, look for the Yellow buttons for donating in either Canadian funds or American funds. Select the button appropriate to your location. If you are outside either Canada and America, please use the Canadian option.
  2. If you have a specific designation for your donation, please choose from the drop-down-menu on the “ Select a Fund” category. If you don’t have a specific designation, the ‘Centennial Campaign’ Fund is listed first, and is the name of our ‘General Fund’.
  3. Complete the rest of the online donation form.
  4. Before completing your donation by clicking on the “Make Donation” button at the very bottom of the screen, please add in the “Comment (optional)” section. “IMO” and then the name of the loved one you would like to honor. Also in the comment section, add your First and Last names and your postal address so we can properly receipt your donation.

Legacy Gift Planning

Take advantage of opportunities to enjoy both eternal and earthly rewards. Did you know that your investment in the lives of Prairie students can also benefit your family by providing tax benefits for your estate?

To learn more visit the Legacy Gift Planning page here or contact Tim MacKenzie, our Gift Planning Consultant for further information.

Spending of funds is confined to board approved programs and projects. Each restricted contribution designated towards a board approved program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the board, the remaining restricted contributions designated for such program or project will be used where needed most.