• Community

    Helping people, groups and charities across Calgary.

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  • Educational Sponsorships

    Training, support and scholarships for Calgary’s future industry professionals.

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  • Legacy

    Your estate can make a lasting mark with the BOMA Calgary Foundation.

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About US

The BOMA Calgary Foundation is an independent, charitable organization dedicated to supporting the people of Calgary. Formed by BOMA Calgary in 2011, the Foundation works closely with the public as well as Calgary’s professional industries.

Our Mission

To create opportunities, provide financial assistance and support the communities in which we live and work.






Volunteers Needed

Have a business, service or personal time you can donate to the BOMA Calgary Foundation? We’d love to hear from you!

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Give back to Calgary’s professional industries and support people in need. There are many planned giving options through the BOMA Calgary Foundation. Make your permanent mark on the city, for generations to come.

  • Contribute to the education or development of programs
  • Establish a legacy for yourself and your loved ones
  • Deepen your connection to Calgary and its professional communities
  • Get involved in the Foundation’s vision of the future

Planned legacy gifts can also give back and help you prepare for your future:

  • Transition assets between generations
  • Provide income, gift, and estate tax deductions
  • Obtain favorable capital gains tax treatment
  • Provide income for you and your loved ones for life
  • Leave a legacy that fits your unique philanthropic goals

For more information about how you can leave a lasting legacy with the BOMA Calgary Foundation, please talk to your estate planner.

Featured Donors

Mr. Fred Edwards

President, Western Canada for GDI & CEO Servpro Canada Inc.

Fred Edwards loves to give back to those who has helped him build and grow throughout the years. He has experienced both professional and personal gain as a BOMA member, and as a result, has generously donated to the BOMA Calgary Foundation.

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Since 2001, ENMAX has been a proud sponsor of the annual BOMA Calgary Charity Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the golf tournament are donated to the Foundation.

Oxford Properties - Calgary

In 2017, Oxford generously donated raffle prizes for the 2017 annual BOMA Calgary Ski Day. Proceeds of the raffle, totalling $1200, was donated to the Foundation to fund future initiatives.





Mr. Fred Edwards

President, Western Canada for GDI & CEO Servpro Canada Inc.

Fred Edwards loves to give back to those who has helped him build and grow throughout the years. He has experienced both professional and personal gain as a BOMA member, and as a result, has generously donated to the BOMA Calgary Foundation.


$100,000 legacy fund for students or persons in need.

Students include new generations entering the post-secondary education system, or scholars studying innovative concepts and technologies within the commercial real estate industry.


$15,000 donation for the Calgary Catholic Immigrant Society (CCIS)

CCIS currently funds 20 students a year in the Engineering Building Operator Program. In 2016, The BOMA Calgary Foundation sponsored the 21st seat and Fred Edward’s donation created the 22nd program seat.


Community Comes First

Community is the cornerstone of the BOMA Calgary Foundation. We exist in order to make a positive change in the lives of those in need, and help create a better, more caring city. One way in which we support our community is by donating financially to not-for-profit charities.

As well as monetary support, our board members love taking a more “hands on” approach. We regularly participate in fundraising events, and volunteer our time and skills for charitable activities within the Calgary area. 

Our Donations

2013, 2016 – Canadian Red Cross

Canadian Red Cross

  • 2013 - Contributed to the flood relief of Calgary and surrounding areas.

Woman's Centre of Calgary

  • 2015 - Donation to the Woman’s Centre of Calgary to help provide an environment where woman can get assistance in times of need, connect with others and work towards changing their lives.

Educational Scholarships

The BOMA Calgary Foundation provides education and training for disadvantaged persons who seek training and/or skill upgrading in areas relevant to the commercial real estate industry including but not limited to:


BOMA Calgary Foundation Bursary at
Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University (MRU) provides high-quality teaching and personalized undergraduate education annually for over 35,000 students. Offering over 60 programs, 80% of MRU students enrolled are from the Calgary area.

In 2015, the BOMA Calgary Foundation created an educational bursary, for a full-time student who demonstrates financial need. This student must be entering their third or fourth year in the Bachelor of Interior Design program.

Mount Royal Scholarships & Bursaries


Calgary Catholic Immigration Society:

5th Class Engineering - Building Operator Program

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) provides settlement and integration services to immigrants and refugees in Southern Alberta. CCIS also prepares recently-immigrated Engineers, from many disciplines, for employment in their fields of expertise.

CCIS runs a highly successful Building Operator – 5th Class Power Engineering Training Program, which receives hundreds of applications every year. The program cost $15,000 per student and CCIS offers it to 20 students annually. The BOMA Calgary Foundation sponsors one additional candidate, or “21st seat”, in this program.

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society Programs

BOMA Calgary Foundation Bursary Award for Architectural Technology Students

SAIT offers students practical experience and theoretical knowledge in a real-world context. SAIT's close partnerships with industry, government and other post-secondaries help to give students the skills and connections they need to succeed in local, national and global economies.

In 2017, the  Foundation created this five year scholarship (2017-2021) to provide financial assistance to students in the Architectural Technology Program.

SAIT Student Awards


BOMA Calgary Foundation Award/Bursary

Ambrose University offers accredited degrees in arts & science, education, business and ministry training. The institution is backed by close to 100 years of higher education in Canada and supported with devoted leadership and board of governors.

In 2017, the Foundation created a five year award to annually provide financial assistance to a deserving low income student enrolled in the Ambrose University Business Program.

Ambrose Awards + Scholarships

The BOMA Calgary Foundation Mandate

The purpose of the BOMA Foundation is to receive and maintain funds to provide publically available scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance to organizations and individuals who seek the opportunity to improve their socio-economical and/or educational status. 

Each year the Foundation intends to contribute to Donees who fall within our mandate. The BOMA Calgary Foundation funds programs that best meet our vision and mission, and clearly demonstrate our interest in education, training financial relief and assitance to under-employed.

Grant Applications

Board Members

Rita Skinner

Rita Skinner


Profession: Senior Property Manager

Artis REIT

Lloyd Suchet

Lloyd Suchet


Profession: Executive Director

BOMA Calgary

Matt Henderson

Matt Henderson

Vice Chair

Profession: Manager, Specialty Leasing

Cadillac Fairview Corporation

Jane Kerr, BSA, DVM

Jane Kerr, BSA, DVM


Profession: Principal

Ansonia Properties/Ansonia Property Management Inc.

Brandon Johnson, CFA

Brandon Johnson, CFA


Profession: Senior Analyst, Portfolio Management

GWL Realty Advisors Inc.

Derrick Carleton, CA, CBV

Derrick Carleton, CA, CBV

Fund Development

Profession: Vice President, CFO

Riverpark Properties Ltd.

Chris Howard

Chris Howard


Profession: Vice President Office Leasing and Investment Sales

Avison Young

Fred Edwards

Fred Edwards

Honorary Member

Profession: President

Western Canada for GDI & CEO Servpro Canada Inc.

Bill Partridge

Bill Partridge

Lifetime Member


Contact us

Feel free to get in touch with us!

Suite 225, 550 - 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2R 1M7

Email: info@bomacalgaryfoundation.ca

Phone: (403) 237-0559

Registered Charity #: 853225712RR0001