Contribute $10 per month to Project 50/50, a fundraising initiative where half of the proceeds will go to one lucky draw winner each month, and half will go to the Students’ Greatest Needs Scholarship. Split the cheque for a great cause!
Getting involved is easy. Project 50/50 is open to staff, students, alumni and the community. Fill out a pledge form at Human Resources for automatic payroll deductions*, or drop off $10 and a completed donor card at College Advancement before the last Friday of each month and you’ll automatically be entered in a public draw on the first Monday of every month. The more participants the bigger the pot so encourage others to get involved!
The Students’ Greatest Needs Scholarship addresses high-need areas identified on an annual basis. Sign up for Project 50/50 - you’ll support a great cause, and have a chance to win each month.
Please note, donations to this project are not eligible for charitable tax receipts due to CRA regulations. For a complete list of rules, please visit this page .
*Payroll deductions are available for regular part time and full time employees of MHC; contact Human Resources for more information.
Congratulations to Teresa Gillis, who won $967.50 with the January jackpot!
"Wow - what a great way to start 2019! Contributing to the Project 50/50 is an excellent way to support students. I am very grateful to be a part of Medicine Hat College and the 'village' that supports students in their post-secondary journey," says the human resources consultant.
Teresa has plans for her windfall.
"To show my team how much I appreciate their patience and kindness with me I am taking them out for lunch. In keeping with one of my new year’s resolutions I will be putting the remainder of the money on my credit card."
Your co-workers would probably love a free lunch. Donate to Project 50/50 for your chance to show them how much you care. Payroll deduction is available. For more info, email Jenna Williams.
Congratulations to Curtis Biemans, who won $990 with the December jackpot!
"Contributing to Project 50/50 every month is a no-brainer for me," says the systems analyst. "Automatically supporting students through the Greatest Needs Scholarship every month, for less than what I spend on coffee, just makes sense."
Thanks to his big win, Curtis has eye on a new telescope.
Donate to Project 50/50 and scope out your next big purchase! Payroll deduction is available. For more info, email Jenna Williams.
The power engineering department, or maybe the name Gordon, is a winning combination for Project 50/50! For the second time in three months, the jackpot has gone to a Gordon in the POWE program.
Congratulations to Gord Aisman, who won $995 with the November jackpot!
"I support the Project 50/50 for the benefit of the students who may require assistance," explains the power engineering instructor. Thanks to Project 50/50, his grandson in Oregon will have an extra Christmas present under the tree this year, and maybe a special visit from his grandpa this summer.
Thanks to all MHC employees for their support of Project 50/50 in 2018. Happy holidays and good luck in 2019!
Make Project 50/50 part of your new year. Payroll deduction is available. For more info, email Jenna Williams.
Congratulations to Zoë Brooks-Lacasse, the winner of October's jackpot!
"I choose to contribute to Project 50/50 because, although I can’t afford to start my own scholarship, this is a way that I can help impact the lives of students without breaking the bank," says the marketing officer in MHC's advancement office. Her $1000 bonus will also support a deserving college student.
"My son. His car died so this money will help him buy a new vehicle."
Have a student of your own at home? Donate to Project 50/50 for your chance to finance their emergency fund!
Payroll deduction is available. For more info, email Jenna Williams.
Congratulations to Gordon deBoef, the winner of September's jackpot!
"Any time I can help MHC students further their education is a plus for me so this windfall is really a win-win situation," says Gordon, who took home $992.50 with Project 50/50 last month. "I get to help out a student and my five grandsons will have their insatiable appetite for Christmas presents looked after. Thank you to the nursing student that pulled my name. I wish everyone a happy holiday season!"
Have lots of little ones on your Christmas list? Start shopping with Project 50/50!
Congratulations to Kim St. Yves, the winner of August's jackpot!
"I have always felt that contributing to the 50/50 project is a great way to help our students to be as successful as they can," says Kim. "The winnings will be going into my travel fund because I am always planning ahead for where I am going next."
Winter is coming. Start saving for your travel fund with Project 50/50!
Congratulations to JoDee Wentzel, the winner of July's jackpot!
"I contribute because I think that it is another great way for staff and faculty at MHC to give back to our students," says the nursing instructor who will take home $1,002 thanks to Project 50/50.
"With school and kids activities starting up, I am sure I can find a few good ways to spend it!"
Need some extra cash for extra curricular? Sign up for your chance to win with Project 50/50!
Congratulations to Pam Hole who is $1,020 richer, thanks to MHC's Project 50/50.
"I’m so excited to have been drawn the winner of Project 50/50. It’s such an easy way to contribute to something that benefits the students. My day-to-day job doesn’t afford me a lot of opportunities to interact with the students, so it feels good to know that a small contribution each month can really make a difference to a student that needs help," explains the manager of financial services.
With her 25th anniversary on the horizon, Pam says the extra money will help fund an extra special trip to celebrate this milestone.
Interested in supporting students and future travel plans? Sign up for Project 50/50 today through payroll deduction.
For more info, email Jenna Williams.
Congratulations to Lorelei Boschman who won $1047.50 with Project 50/50 last month!
"Project 50/50 is a great way to get involved and support student scholarships here at MHC," says the education instructor. "We are here because we believe in students and are committed to contributing to their future – what a wonderful way to complement what we do! I find it encouraging that giving a small amount each month individually turns into a larger collective amount that has a real impact in students’ lives."
The extra funds will be enjoyed on Lorelei's camping trip this summer where she looks forward to reconnecting with 45 members of her extended family.
Interested in supporting students and your summer fun? Sign up for Project 50/50 today through payroll deduction.
Congratulations to Rebeca Rothfus who won $1057.50 with Project 50/50 last month!
While the general manager of the Students' Association was excited to hear she was the winner, she admits to feeling a bit bad about her good luck, having won the monthly jackpot before.
"Working in the Students’ Association, we often see students at a time when they need help," says Rebeca, who has been a regular contributor to the project for many years. "It is a great feeling knowing that Project 50/50 is there for students when they need it most."
Thanks to Project 50/50, Rebeca and her family are headed to Mount Rushmore in July with a few extra funds in their pockets.
Feeling lucky? Sign up for Project 50/50 today through payroll deduction.
Congratulations to Denise Paul who won $1057.50 with Project 50/50 last month!
"What a great first day back after the long weekend! Project 50/50 is such an easy way to support students and it adds some fun and anticipation each month to see who will be the next lucky winner," says the payroll and benefits coordinator. "I think I will save this for my summer holiday to watch the Blue Jays play in Seattle!"
Have summer plans on your mind? Sign up for Project 50/50 today through payroll deduction.
Congratulations to Kelly Young who won $1052.50 with Project 50/50 last month!
"March came in with excitement when Jenna delivered the news that I had won the 50/50," says the administrative assistant in the Academic Resources Centre. "I contribute to the 50/50 to help our students in a small way. I plan to use my winnings to help with kitchen renovations!"
Interested in helping students? Sign up for Project 50/50 today through payroll deduction.
Congratulations to Marla Middleton Freitag who won $1062.50 with Project 50/50 last month!
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