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Thank you for your continuing support of Ryerson and our students. While advancement staff work remotely, we are temporarily unable to process or receipt gifts received by mail.

We will continue to process gifts made by credit card through our on-line giving portal and tax receipts will be issued by email. For any questions regarding your donation or receipt please email Sergio Chiodo at

Thank you for your generosity and your understanding.

Message to alumni and friends from Ryerson president, Mohamed Lachemi.

Frequently Asked Questions


For changes to your name, address, telephone number, or email address please fill out this form.

For any changes to your credit card and/ or other financial information.  Please call 1-866-428-8881 to speak with a representative who will be pleased to help you with that information.

Thank you for helping us keep our records up to date!

You choose where to designate your gift. You can support the faculty, school or program you graduated from, or another area that is important to you. You can direct your donation towards a variety of initiatives, including student financial assistance, the acquisition of equipment and technology, research resources, student travel, or health and wellness support. Every dollar you give goes directly to the area you select.

See examples of your gifts at work here.

Your gift will help enhance the experience of our students, and help them realize their potential. By giving to Ryerson you are creating opportunities for students, helping ensure future generations have the skills and training they need to make a positive impact in their communities and in Canada's economy.

From time to time you may receive a call from the Ryerson Fund at Ryerson University. The Ryerson Fund call centre is staffed by current Ryerson students who work part-time contacting our alumni, parents and friends to engage in meaningful conversations about news and developments at the university as well as to ask for a donation.

By making a gift to Ryerson through our calling program you are not only supporting students through your donation you are also playing an important role in helping students develop customer service, communication and business skills that will benefit them in their future careers.

Your caller ID should identify calls from our call centre as coming from ‘Ryerson University’ or ‘Ryerson Univers.’

If you have any questions or feedback about a call you received, please contact:

Crystal Raymond
Manager, Annual Giving
416-979-5000, ext. 7895

There are a number of ways Ryerson University stays in touch with our alumni. The Ryerson Alumni Magazine is sent out twice annually to all alumni with a current address on file. Our electronic newsletter, the Ryerson Connection, is sent out by email 11 times a year to Ryerson alumni, employees and friends with a current email address. Latest news and current events can also be found on the Ryerson alumni website.

You can update your mailing address or email online by completing the update your information form on the Ryerson alumni website.

To learn more about naming a seat in the Mattamy Athletic Centre please visit Ryerson’s giving website.

Tax Receipting 

Most donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. All donations made via Ryerson’s giving page will be electronically receipted. If you make your gift over the phone or mail in a cheque, you will be issued a hard-copy of the receipt. Please note: tax receipts will only be issued in the name of the credit card holder or cheque signatory.

 If you are unsure if your gift is receiptable, please contact:

Sergio Chiodo
416-979-5000, ext. 6516 or toll free at 1-866-428-8881

If you require a duplicate or replacement charitable tax receipt, please contact:

Sergio Chiodo
Associate Director, Advancement Services
416-979-5000, ext. 6516 or toll free at 1-866-428-8881

No. CRA regulations require that all tax charitable receipts be issued in the name of the donor whose name appears on the credit card used to make the gift.

Recognition for Giving

Every gift we receive is important to us. All eligible gifts of $10 or more will be acknowledged with a tax receipt and thank you letter. In addition, we welcome each member who has donated $1,000 year or more annually into the Blue and Gold Society.

Thank you for supporting Ryerson. We respect your wishes to remain anonymous so please be sure to indicate this when making your gift.

To request gift anonymity via email please contact: or attach the instructions to your cheque and mail to:

Sergio Chiodo
Ryerson University-University Advancement
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Membership in the Blue & Gold Society expresses the commitment of alumni and friends who believe in the university’s vision, and who demonstrate that commitment through their support. The Blue & Gold Society gathers the people who care about Ryerson, who love its energy, innovative spirit and ‘upstart’ culture.

The Blue & Gold Society recognizes individuals giving $1,000 or more each year along with honouring all individuals whose lifetime giving is $100,000 or more. 

As a Blue & Gold Society member, you will receive select invitations to attend special behind the scenes tours and events presented by the university’s most celebrated, insightful and inspiring individuals. We look forward to welcoming you and thanking you in person for your support of Ryerson and our students.

For more information about the Blue & Gold Society and upcoming events, please visit the Blue & Gold Society website or contact:

Shannon Robertson
Director of Development
416-979-5000 ext. 553332

You can create a student award with an annual gift commitment or fund an award in perpetuity through an endowment.   

Learn more about how you can create a student award at Ryerson by contacting:

Angela Steinmann-Szostak
Donor Relations & Stewardship
416-979-5000, ext. 556535


Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.