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 Grebel Students find Connection and Community


Human beings are creatures of connection—a fact that became obvious during these many months of social distancing.

We learn by making connections—for example, between the present and the past. Most of us (even introverts like me) need connection from friends and family in order to be happy. Connection to supportive communities helps us to become resilient and resourceful. Connecting to people who think differently than we do helps us to become tolerant and wise.

We become ourselves through the connections we make. This is the reason why education is not simply about downloading facts. It’s a process of connecting knowledge to experience, values to action, and people to purpose.

Over the past 18 months at Grebel, we’ve worked harder than ever to make connections for our students. We kept our residence open, reached out in virtual chapel services, Zoom classes, and outdoor lectures, and continued to provide scholarships and bursaries to dozens of students who need extra support and encouragement. The Milton Good Library provided resources on- and off-campus, while the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement continued to find innovative ways to connect academics and practice. We used online platforms to reach beyond our doors, offering book launches, academic forums and lectures, as well as Noon Hour and ensemble concerts, creating moments of connection during a solitary time.

You know that community and connection are core to Grebel. Students rely on supporters like you to make higher education more affordable, to ensure leadership and research opportunities, and to build an environment where connections across disciplines are boundless.

MarcusI hope you will consider making a donation to the Grebel Fund this year, and help us to be a place of connection for our students.


Marcus Shantz

Make a credit card donation on Grebel's pledge page.  Simply select the fund at Grebel you wish to support and fill in your details. Your receipt for online donations will come from the University of Waterloo.  Thanks!

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  • Online donations can be designated to Grebel through the University of Waterloo (please select "Conrad Grebel University College" in the drop-down menu).
  • Donations should be made payable to:

Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road North,
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G6

Our goal for the 2021-22 Grebel Fund is $400,000. Our fiscal year-end is April 30

We thank you for your interest and concern for the fiscal health of our College. We are grateful for your consideration for supporting Grebel with a charitable donation at this time. To learn more about how your gift will impact Grebel students, contact: Fred W. Martin, Director of Advancement. 519-885-0220 x24381

CoinsOur goal for the 2021-22 Grebel Fund is $400,000. Our fiscal year-end is April 30
Help us go all the way!

Your Donations at Work


CHapel Choir sing inside grebel, with masks

Donations augment the Music program by providing resources for Noon Hour Concerts.

Peace and Conflict Studies

MPACS grad students speakers with a professor

Support is required for our new Masters in PACS.

Student Leadership

Student environment reps in the grebel roof top garden

Donations provide funds for student leadership development that is the core of Grebel community life.


Mennonite Studies

Brubacher House

Donations support research and Mennonite Studies events.

Library and Archives

Library patron looks at an old bible

Library and Archives activities rely on support from donors.

Theological Studies

A ceramic lamb sits on a table with MTS students in the background

Donations support pastoral training and graduate Theological Studies.


Centre for Peace Advancement

Centre for peace advancement

Donations are key in running the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement.

Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre

TMTC books

Grebel also administers the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre, which provides theological training for doctoral students.