How to Give | Alumni | University of Guelph

How to Give

The University of Guelph offers several ways to make your gift. However you choose to support the University, you are making a difference.

  • Make a gift online now.
  • Mail a gift to Alumni House, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, and include a donation form.
  • Call Alumni House at 1-888-266-3108 or 519-824-4120 ext 56934 for assistance.

 

Types of Gifts

One-time gifts can be made any time. Sustaining pledges involve a regular payment schedule determined by the donor. Many donors choose a monthly payment, which can be scheduled for a specific length of time or on an open-ended basis. Pledges can be paid by pre-authorized cheque, credit card or payroll deduction (for U of G employees).

Please complete the secure online form to initiate your pledge. In lieu of a tax receipt, your annual payments will be reflected on your T4.

A gift of appreciated securities is a tax-efficient way to support the University. Donors receive full tax credit for the fair-market value. Use the Notification of Gift of Securities form. Contact Lisa Simard at 519-824-4120 ext 56917 or lsimard@uoguelph.ca for more information.

A gift of tangible property such as works of art, books, animals, equipment and collections. Gifts in kind may be made to the University to augment academic and research activities. Donations are assessed by a qualified appraiser to determine the fair market value of the items. Donors receive a tax receipt for the appraised value. For information about making a gift in kind, contact Alumni House at 519-824-4120 ext 56934 or donate@uoguelph.ca.

You may consider noting the University as a beneficiary in your Will, life insurance policy, or charitable remainder trust. You can also purchase a charitable gift annuity that benefits the University. Please contact Karen Bertrand at 519-824-4120 ext 52102 or karenber@uoguelph.ca for more information about any of these options.

Pay tribute to someone special through a gift to the University. Gifts in memory of, or in honour of someone, can be made online or by mail. Where possible, the University will notify the tributee (or next of kin) of your gift; please provide contact information for this person when you make your gift. Please note that the gift details (amount, allocation) and the donor’s contact information are never shared.

A transformational gift that may involve naming opportunities and a lasting legacy at the University. For information, contact Audrey Jamal at 519-824-4120 ext 52614.

 

Donations from Outside Canada:

USA: All charitable donations to the University of Guelph are fully tax deductible for U of G alumni and their families, as well as for U.S. residents who are the parents of current or former U of G students. Family members include spouse, children, grandchildren, parents and siblings. These gifts may be deducted against U.S. source income subject to the standard percentage limitations for U.S. Federal Tax purposes. Indicate on your tax return that you or a family member are/were a U of G graduate or student.

Friends of the University of Guelph Inc. is a certified and registered non-profit corporation in the U.S. [501(c)(3)].
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Other Countries: The University of Guelph can accept gifts from around the world. Tax treatment of charitable gifts varies from country to country. For information on international gifts, contact Alumni House Reception at 519-824-4120 ext 56934 or donate@uoguelph.ca.

 

Donor Bill of Rights:


The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.

 

  • To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

 

 

 

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  • 50 Stone Road East,
       Guelph, ON, Canada
  • Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 56934
  • Email: alumni@uoguelph.ca

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Alumni Affairs and Development builds lifelong relationships between graduates and the University of Guelph. It advances the University's pursuit of excellence through fundraising, development, and donor relations.

 

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