Ways to Give to OCAD University
OCAD U is unique in the Canadian educational landscape for its integration of a studio-based education with historical, critical and scientific inquiry. Your gift to OCAD U is essential to our ability to provide our extraordinary studio-based education and it will make an immediate and direct impact on our campus. There are many ways to give, and we hope you will choose one that is meaningful to you.
Your gift — whether by cheque, credit card or through establishing a monthly pledge — will have an immediate impact on our students. When gifting cash to OCAD U, you will receive a donation receipt for the full amount of your gift. You can choose to designate your gift to an area of special importance to you, or make your gift to "Where OCAD U Needs It Most" and allow the university to choose the area of greatest need.
Your gift can be made in several ways:
1. Give on the web through our secure online server
2. Give on the phone/set up a pledge at 1-416-977-6000 Ext. 487
3. Give a gift of stock (securities)
4. Give in commemoration (in honour or in memory)
5. Give by cheque
If you would like to make your gift by mail, please send a cheque payable to OCAD University to:
Development & Alumni Relations
100 McCaul Street Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
Plan now to give later
A planned gift, unlike a direct gift of cash or securities, is a deferred form of giving — donors make a commitment now to be fulfilled in the future. You have many options for planning a gift to OCAD U, including bequests and gifts of life insurance, RSPs, RRIFs, charitable remainder trusts,and charitable gift annuities.
Please refer to our Planned Giving section to find some common ways you can plan to support OCAD U in the future, often while realizing tax benefits.
What is a gift?
Under Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) policy, only voluntary gifts of property are eligible for official donation receipts. Gifts of property include cash, computers, equipment, etc.
- Gifts of service, and promises of service, are not gifts of property, and are not eligible for an official donation receipt.
- Gift certificates donated by the issuer of the certificate are not considered property and are only eligible for official donation receipts under specific circumstances. However, a gift certificate purchased and then donated, does constitute property, and may be receipted.
- Pledges do not constitute a transfer of property until they are fulfilled and, as such, are not eligible for an official donation receipt.
- There are other transactions that do not qualify as gifts. Please refer to CRA's What is a Gift? for detailed information.
OCAD U is a registered Canadian charity. No. 10779 7250 R0001
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