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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).



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 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 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



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 Jayne Whitfield at 519-824-4120 ext 56196 or 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, please contact Chris Moulton at / (519) 824-4120 Ext 53170.

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)].  More Information


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

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