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How to Donate

It's easier than ever to donate to the Ryerson United Way campaign. Ryerson staff and faculty will receive a personalized email with a link to donate online through the secure campaign donation website. When donating online you can customize your gift and choose which United Way agency you’d like to support.

You can also donate by filling in a paper pledge form. Contact Terry Beverly Marks at ext. 6543 or via email at to obtain a form.

What if I didn't get an e-mail?

If you did not get a personalized campaign email, or if you have questions about donating, please contact:

Terry Beverly Marks
ext. 6543

Students do not receive campaign donation emails. If you are a student that wants to participate in the Ryerson United Way campaign you can join the ambassador program, or participate in events around campus.

Can I choose where my donation will go?

Yes. You can direct your donation to the agency of your choice or you can support Ryerson agencies, including Spanning the Gaps - Access to Post-Secondary Education and the Gerrard Resource Centre.

To allocate your gift, follow these instructions:

  1. With your 2017 Ryerson United Way campaign email open, click on your personal link to donate through the secure campaign website.
  2. Click the "Donate Now" button at the bottom right of the website.
  3. Create or enter your password.
  4. Select the donation type (payroll, credit card, etc.) and the total dollar amount of your donation. You can also customize the amount of each payroll deduction as well as the number of installments you would like to make over the course of the year.
  5. Once you have specified the terms of your donation, click the "Designate to United Way or other Canadian charities" link.
  6. A new window will come up that will allow you to designate the area where you would like your donation to go (From Poverty to Possibility, All that Kids Can Be, or Building Strong Communities) and/or you can enter the name of your charity of choice and click on search to select.
  7. Once you've selected the donation area and/or charity of choice, you can allocate the amount that you'd like to donate and click the green "Add" button. Please note: you can split your donation between the charities of your choice, but every designation must be a minimum of $25.00 and is subject to a $12.00 fee that reflects the cost of administering and processing the donation.
  8. Once all your funds are allocated, click "save". You will then be able to review your donation summary.  If you are happy with your specification, you can click "Continue" or you can make any necessary changes. 
  9. Once you have clicked "continue", you will be brought to the "Summary & Confirmation" page where you will enter your personal information. (Your information is kept in strict confidence.)
  10. After your personal information is entered, click "continue" and you will be brought to the "thank you" page. Shortly after completing this process, you will receive a confirmation email with the summary of your donation.
How do I get my tax receipt?

If you donated by payroll deduction, the amount will appear on your T4 slip.

If you would like a 2017 tax receipt, please remember to submit your online donation before end-of-day December 31, 2017. That’s when online giving closes.

The Ryerson United Way campaign officially ends January 31, 2018. So if you’d like to give in January, you can still do so – just contact Terry using the info listed above. You’ll then get a tax receipt for 2017.

If you gave a one-time donation by credit card, you will be sent an electronic tax receipt by email. If you donated by one-time cheque, and if United Way receives and processes your cheque payment before the end of your workplace campaign, you will be sent an electronic tax receipt by email.

Other than donating, is there another way I can get involved?

Of course! You can become a Ryerson United Way Ambassador for your department or faculty, or you can participate in the campaign events around campus.

I have another question that's not listed here.

For any other questions, please contact:

Terry Beverly Marks
ext. 6543

Call-out for supporters

Have you been giving to the United Way for years for a special reason? Do you have a cool project you've worked on with the charity? Have you benefited from the United Way's help?

We'd love to hear your United Way stories. Contact Terry Beverly Marks at 416-979-5000 ext. 6543 or at

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