The Gene Haas Foundation
Gift: $1,000,000 USD (approximately $1,400,000 CAD)
Recipient: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Purpose: The funds will help create a new specialized facility that will house SAIT’s CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machines, equipment that uses computers programed to cut and shape metal.
Notable: The Gene Haas Foundation was created by Gene Haas, the founder of Haas Automation. This contribution to SAIT is the Foundation’s biggest gift to a Canadian post-secondary institution.