1957 Society


The University of Waterloo's 1957 Society recognizes donors whose cumulative gifts have reached $100,000 or more. Members of this prestigious society play a pivotal role in shaping the University's future by providing vital resources to support our commitment to innovative learning, research, and discovery. They inspire others with their confidence in Waterloo, and their generosity is helping to make a better future for Canada and the world.

Giving Levels

Visionary - gifts of $25 million or more

Catalyst - gifts of $10 million up to $24,999,999

Innovator - gifts of $1 million up to $9,999,999

Builder - gifts of $500,000 up to $999,999

Steward - gifts of $100,000 up to $499,999


For more information, contact Karen Browne.

Society members receive:

  • an invitation to the President's reception;
  • updates on achievements and activities, through communications and special events;
  • opportunities to meet with other leading supporters at special events;
  • the satisfaction of helping to ensure the continued excellence of the University.

Bill Goetz

Bill Goetz, a retired business executive,  established the Stella Margaret Callfas Bursary by means of an endowment which will grow through a bequest made in his will.

I wished to honour the memory of my dear mother, who passed away at the much-too-young age of 37. I felt it only fitting to establish a bursary in her name, and having been born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo, where better to establish it than at the pre-eminent educational institution, the University of Waterloo.