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Give by Mail

Cheques made payable to the University of Calgary accompanied by a letter stating where you wish your donation to be designated may be directed to:


Haskayne School of Business
Development

Scurfield Hall 329

2500 University Drive N.W.

Calgary, AB Canada T2N 1N4

Give Online

Make a secure online donation right now.

Give by Phone

Make a confidential gift using your Visa, MasterCard or AMEX by contacting us directly.

Give Shares

Along with assisting Haskayne School students and programs, there are tremendous benefits to you for donating shares and other investments to the university. When you donate shares directly to the U of C, you will not pay capital gains tax normally attached to the sale of securities.  You will receive a tax receipt for the full value of the shares. This policy also applies to bonds, mutual funds and other forms of capital property listed on approved stock exchanges.

Please note: this tax benefit only applies to securities transferred directly.  If you choose to sell them and give the proceeds to the School, you will be taxed on the gains.

For more information, please contact your broker who can complete the necessary forms to transfer your securities to the Haskayne School of Business. Or contact us for more details.

Give a Matching Gift

Talk to your employer or board about ways of maximizing your contribution. More than 500 organizations have confirmed they will match donations to Canadian charities by current or retired employees and their spouses. The results -- your $2,500 investment grows to $5,000 or more -- do more than benefit our students and faculty; they help to position you and your company as valued supporters of the Haskayne School of Business and U of C experience.

Check with your HR department to find out if you work for a matching gift company. Then pick up a matching gift form and follow the details on how to make your matched contribution.

Create a Student Award

You can create a legacy for yourself, a loved one, a colleague, your company, or your organization by creating a named scholarship or bursary. A named gift requires a significant commitment and it provides significant rewards. By making a named gift you will be creating a long-lasting reminder of your commitment to the university for all to celebrate and be inspired by, now and in the future.  

There are several types of student awards, each of which is helpful to our students in a different way:

  • Scholarships require academic achievement and may include a financial need component.  Renewable scholarships that cover more than one year of study are especially valuable to our students.
  • Bursaries are awarded based on financial need to eligible students who have achieved successful academic performance.
  • Prizes are based on specific academic achievement, such as achieving the top mark in a particular course or field of study.

Awards can be funded through annual donations by creating an endowment, the investment income from which provides the scholarship, bursary or prize in perpetuity. You may also choose a combination by making an annual contribution, a portion of which provides support for a current student, with the balance used to build an endowment over time. Some donors also contribute annually during their lifetimes and leave a bequest in their will to enable the award to continue after their death.

Please contact us and we will discuss options for setting up an award in your name.

Give to an Endowment

An endowment allows your gift to live on in perpetuity. University endowments play an important role in providing a measure of financial independence and in sustaining scholarships and bursaries, libraries, chairs and professorships, and other programs critical to a rich educational experience.

The University of Calgary Board of Governors, under the guidance of its Investment Committee, carefully monitors the impact of current market conditions and the performance of the university’s endowment. As of March 31, 2016 the University of Calgary’s endowment market value was $773.5 million. 

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, endowed funds at the Haskayne School of Business have grown to a market value of over $82 million. We are grateful to all donors for your continued support and we will continue evaluating our endowment performance and the economic environment with the long-term perspective of maximizing value to our students, researchers, donors and community.

Responsible Fundraising

Our goal is to communicate effectively with you, our donors, and be transparent in our handling of your donations.

After your donation, you will receive a letter of thanks along with a tax receipt for your gift. One-hundred percent of your donation goes directly to the initiative you have chosen. If you have given to an endowed student award or program, you will receive an annual report on the state of the endowment. We strive to report to our donors in a consistent and accurate manner on the use and impact of their financial contributions.

Contact us for more info.