Rotary Tom Jackson Stay-in-School


The Rotary Tom Jackson Stay-in-School Program has been transitioned to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area (BBBS). With the support of the Rotary Club of Calgary through our Marmie Hess Legacy, the program will continue to provide support to urban Indigenous youth in our city. Please contact Rick Erven at or Leanne Burke (BBBS Service Delivery Manager) at for more information.
Marmie Hess (May 1916 – Sept 2016) was a Rotarian, community leader, internationally recognized art historian and lecturer, businesswoman and rancher. She made remarkable contributions to the quality and fabric of life in Calgary. She was also a lifelong learner whose goal in generously supporting youth was
  • To give young people a hand up in realizing a personal goal
  • To encourage young people to develop their character through lifelong learning
Marmie wanted her awards to develop leaders whose lives reflected the values she held dearly, whatever field of endeavour they pursued.