Ways to give to OCAD University

Give now: gifts of cash or stock

Your gift — whether by cheque, credit card or monthly pledge — will have an immediate impact on our students. When gifting cash to OCAD University, 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 OCAD U's Greatest Needs and allow the university to support urgent needs right away.

Your gift can be made now in several ways:

  1. Give online now using our secure giving page.
  2. Give on the phone/set up a pledge at 1-416-977-6000 Ext. 4780.
  3. Give a gift of stock.
  4. Give in commemoration (in honour or in memory).
  5. Give by cheque (see address below).

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If you would like to make your gift by cheque, please make payable to "OCAD University" and mail to:
OCAD University
Development & Alumni Relations
100 McCaul St. Toronto, ON M5T 1W1

Plan now to give later: planned giving

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, 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.

Give now to give for generations: endowed funds

Donors may permanently create an endowed fund in support of a scholarship, bursary, award, academic program or a department. With a minimum commitment of $25,000 (may be pledged up to 5 years), this capital would be endowed (i.e., invested in perpetuity in order to generate annual income) and monies from the investment income only are disbursed annually, according to the terms of the fund, based on the university’s payout rate (currently set at 3.5 per cent). Learn more about establishing an endowed fund at OCAD University

Contact us

If you would like to discuss your giving options, please contact Michelle Kim, Manager, Annual Giving, at 416-977-6000, Ext. 4780.

OCAD U is a registered Canadian charity. No. 107797250RR0001