Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN


The Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage relies on the financial support of numerous individuals and groups. Over the years, countless individuals and organizations have contributed financially to the mission and success of the PCUH. The PCUH through the STM Development Office continues to identify and solicit support and funds for its activities.


Become a Donor

Individuals and organizations can become part of the Prairie Centre for the Ukrainian Heritage while being acknowledged in a distinguished manner. Donors are recognized at the various levels:

 Founder             $200,000 and higher

Benefactor         $100,000 to $199,999

Patron                 $50,000 to $99,999

Partner               $25,000 to $49,999

Associate           $10,000 to $24,999

Sponsor              $5,000 to $9,999

Supporter           $2,500 to $4,999

Friend                 $160 to $2,499


The easiest way of making your tax deductible contribution is by cash, cheque, credit card, or electronically. Donations to the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage may also take other forms. “Leaving a Legacy” is increasingly a more common way for individuals to express their commitment to causes they value. We invite you to consider one of the following methods of financial support through our “Planned Giving” program: a) wills; b) life insurance policies; c) gift annuities; d) charitable remainder trusts; e) interest free loans; f) gifts in kind (real estate, securities); g) donations of residual interest.

For further information on the above methods of contribution and their tax advantages, or about any of PCUH’s programs, please feel free to contact us by telephone at (306) 966-8918 (Kari Sinkewicz, Manager of Development and Alumni Relations, St. Thomas More College), by fax at (306) 966-8904, or write to

For electronic donations visit our secure site (click the button below and choose Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage from the drop-down menu under “Designation”).

Founders, Benefactors, & Patrons

The generosity of the late Honourable Dr. Stephen Worobetz, O.C., S.O.M., Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, 1970-1976, the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko, and Dr. Viktor Buyniak, University of Saskatchewan Professor Emeritus of Slavic Studies in particular have made on-going programming at the PCUH possible.  As founders, endowments have been established in their respective names and the interest accrued help fund operational costs and academic programming at the centre. This includes the funding of research projects, conferences, exhibits, publications, Ukrainian language instruction and graduate scholarships at the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Victor Buyniak, major benefactor, stands with PCUH Faculty Associate and former Director Dr. Bohdan Kordan

In addition to the financial contributions made by major donors, the PCUH is assisted in its work through the logistical support of the various offices and personnel at St Thomas More College. The PCUH also acknowledges the patronage of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Saskatchewan Provincial Council which provides financial assistance on a project-by-project basis through its Community Development Fund while also assisting in promoting PCUH activities through its information network.

Individual Donations & Sponsoring Organizations

Contributions to the PCUH, large or small, are greatly appreciated. Since 1998, individual donations and project sponsorship have helped sustain program activity at the PCUH. For privacy reasons, only the names of sponsoring organizations are provided.

Basilian Fathers of Saskatoon
Blaine Lake Farm Equipment
Butler Buyers Insurance
Chair of the Ukrainian Studies Foundation
Engineering Mgmt Svx Croscan Ltd
HJR Asphalt
J. Maslany Cabinet Mfg. Ltd.
Knights of Columbus #4938
Knights of Columbus  #5182
Knights of Columbus  #11775 – SS. Peter & Paul Council
Luba Goy Entertainment Inc.
Maurice Soulodre Architect Ltd.
Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church

Sts. Peter & Paul Senior Citizens


St. Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada
SUS Foundation of Canada
Ukrainian Business ClubUkrainian Canadian Congress Saskatoon Branch

Ukrainian Canadian Professional & Business Club of Regina
Ukrainian Canadian Professional & Business Club of Saskatoon
Ukrainian Canadian Women’s Committee at UCC
Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada
Ukrainian Catholic Church of All Saints
Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon
Ukrainian Catholic Mission
Ukrainian Education & Cultural Centre
Ukrainian National Association
Ukrainian Orthodox Men’s Association of Canada
Ukrainian Orthodox Men’s Club of Regina

Golden Sheaf Society

For most of the twentieth century the wealth of the Canadian Prairies was rooted in the vast expanses of golden wheat fields with which Canadians are familiar. Canada’s first Ukrainian ‘immigrant’ was a Ukrainian spring wheat strain from Halychyna and Podillia, first seeded here in 1842. It was found to mature much earlier than other types making it better suited to the Canadian Prairie climate. By 1928 about 85% of all spring wheat seeded on the Prairies was a strain of that original Ukrainian seed. For this reason, the golden wheat sheaf serves as the symbol of the PCUH and is the basis of the name Golden Sheaf Society.

All Donors contributing a minimum $2,500 will automatically become members of the PCUH’s Golden Sheaf Society.

Golden Sheaf Society has been created to recognize those individuals who agree to a long-term financial commitment to the PCUH. Golden Sheaf Society members pledge a minimum $2,500 contribution or $500 per year apportioned over five years. You may choose to sponsor specific current programs at PCUH. In this case, you may not only ensure a financial commitment to centre activities of choice, but also associate your name with that program in perpetuity, including acknowledgment on the PCUH Wall of Recognition.