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Giving to Mount Allison  

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By choosing to support Mount Allison University you will be making a real difference in the lives of our students. But it is also important that your gift reflects your own specific needs and circumstances.

Whether you make a donation of cash, stock, or some other asset — your gift can be designated to an area of the University of particular interest to you. As many donors wish to give to the area of greatest need, we have also established the Mount Allison University Greatest Needs Fund.

And don't forget, many gifts to Mount Allison generate substantial tax benefits!

 

How to donate

Online
Make a secure online donation.

By phone
Make gifts or pledges by calling (866) 890-6318, or (506) 364-2343

By mail
Download and return this form with your cash, cheque, or credit card donation to:

Mount Allison University
University Advancement
65 York Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1E4

 

Ways to give

Pledges and payments
We like to make giving as easy as possible.

You can choose to pledge your donation over multiple years, with payments made on a monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual basis. We'll even send you payment reminders.

Payments can be arranged through a cash gift, cheque, money order, or through Visa, MasterCard, or bank account direct debit.

By pledging and paying over a number of years, you help Mount Allison make long-range financial plans for greater fiscal control.

Matching gifts
Many companies are encouraging their employees, past and present, to support higher education. Through matching gift programs, companies will match employee gifts to an eligible educational institution, in some cases doubling or tripling the original contributions.

Check with your human resources department to determine matching gift guidelines for your company.

In most cases companies require a form to be filled out by the employee to accompany their gift. Upon receipt of your donation, Mount Allison will complete the form and return it to your company. If the donation qualifies, a matching gift is mailed to Mount Allison and the match is applied to the same area as designated by your original donation.

Securities
The federal budget of May 2, 2006 has made donating publicly-listed securities to charities a much more attractive proposition. Donors will no longer be taxed on the capital gains accrued on securities donated after May 1, 2006 to a registered charity such as Mount Allison.

Under new taxation rules, if a person donates stock they will be receipted for the fully appreciated value of the shares on the date they are received and will not have to pay any tax on the gain.

For further information, please contact Diane Michaud at (506) 364-2341, or by email at dmichaud@mta.ca

Cross-border giving
Under the Canada-United States Income Tax Convention, US citizens are entitled to a charitable deduction for gifts made during their lifetime, provided they or a member of their family (spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, or siblings) are, or have been, enrolled at the University.

A charitable bequest lets you reduce estate taxes and there is no ceiling on the amount of the donation. The Tax Convention allows an estate tax charitable deduction for a bequest to any institution in Canada that, if situated in the United States, would qualify for such a deduction. Donations from citizens of the United States may be made directly to Mount Allison University in the usual manner, either by mail or by making a secure online gift.

Gifts-in-kind
A gift-in-kind is a gift of tangible property that will prove valuable to the University. This type of gift may be made outright, as a residual interest, or to fund a charitable remainder trust.

A gift-in-kind can include such things as land, special library collections, valuable artwork, and personal or business papers of historical or research interest to the University's faculty and students.

For gifts valued under $1,000, Mount Allison may issue an immediate tax receipt for the donation's fair market value. For larger gifts, special Canada Customs and Revenue Agency appraisal guidelines must be followed.