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Ways to Give

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Planned Giving

A planned gift is a charitable donation that can be arranged during your lifetime, but is not available to Ryerson until sometime in the future. Planned gifts often enable donors to make significant gifts while also fulfilling important tax and financial goals. The most common type of planned gift is a bequest, but there others including: charitable remainder trusts, gifts of residual interest, life insurance, and gifts of RRIFs and RRSPs.

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A gift to Ryerson in honour or in memory of someone is a meaningful way to support the university. You may honour a colleague or friend, commemorate a life event, or pay tribute to someone special.

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Faculty & Staff Giving

The donations you have made as a faculty member or staff person have made all the difference to the university. Your generosity supports hundreds of students who require financial assistance each year plus many other important priorities across campus. Your ongoing support will continue to have enormous impact.

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Company Matching

Many companies set up charitable giving programs to match employee donations because they want to support the causes that are important to their employees. It’s a great way to get more bang for your philanthropic buck. Double or even triple the impact of your gift to Ryerson University with the help of your employer. Some companies will even match gifts contributed by spouses or retired employees. Does your company offer matching gifts?

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When you establish an endowment fund, you create a permanent legacy of support. It is a gift of lasting impact, providing ongoing opportunity at the university.

Invested for the long term, an endowment generates annual interest income which is used to support the donor’s preferred initiative – a student award, a research or teaching chair, a professorship, or other priorities. The endowment provides the university with a reliable foundation of support, ensuring for the donor that the impact of their giving will be sustained.

An endowment fund is established when a donor(s) makes a contribution of $25,000 or more. Donors may make a gift of any size to strengthen an existing endowment fund that reflects their interests.

Get in Touch

General Inquiries

Tel: 416 979-5000 ext. 6524
Fax: 416 979-5285

Todd Carmichael

Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Advancement
416 979-5000 ext. 6524

Alana Clarke

Associate Director of Development
416 979-5000 ext. 544326