The University of Guelph offers several ways to make your gift. However you choose to support the University, you are making a difference.
Donations made to the University of Guelph by December 31 can be claimed against your income for the current year. 2017 charitable tax receipts will be issued for gifts that are:
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).
U of G employees can make a one-time gift, or give monthly through payroll deduction. Learn more about Staff and Faculty Giving.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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)].
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 email@example.com.
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.