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Wilfrid Laurier University Development
February 7, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Donor FAQs


Q: What is the university's Charitable Registration Number?

108208786 RR0002

Q: Where can I see the university's most recent Charitable Tax Return?

The University's most recent Charitable Tax Return can be viewed on the Canada Revenue Agency's web site here.

Q: Can I make a donation online?

A: Yes! Please visit our secure site here to donate using your Visa, MasterCard or American Express card.

Q: What is the easiest way to give?

A: If you have made the decision to give to Laurier, a donation made on-line, or by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express is a convenient route. We do not recommend sending cash through the mail. Cash donations may be dropped off at: Alumni Hall, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo. Click here for a map of the Waterloo campus.

Q: Will I receive a receipt for my gift/pledge to Laurier?

A: Yes. Official gift receipts are issued for all contributions – there is no minimum donation cut-off.

Q: I have not heard from Laurier recently. Am I still in your database?

A: It's possible that we do not have your current contact information. Please contact our office in Advancement Services at (519) 884-0710 x3462 or x3163 or e-mail to update your record.

Q: I already pay for my child’s tuition. Why should I donate additional funds?

A: On average, the actual cost for a student to attend Laurier is far more than the cost of tuition. The Parents Fund helps to fund projects that would not otherwise be financially possible. What’s unique about the gifts you provide through the Parents Fund is that they enrich the Laurier experience for not only your own special student but students across campus, both now and in the future.

Q: Where are gifts to the Parents Fund allocated?

A: Through the Parents Fund, families of Laurier students provide much-needed unrestricted funds that allow the university to address its most pressing needs — priorities such as the library, athletics programs and many other worthwhile projects.

Q: Where can I direct my gift?

A: You can direct your gift to the area that means most to you. This could be a faculty or department, an athletic team, the library, a scholarship, bursary fund or to the university’s greatest needs.

Q: How are gifts to "the university’s highest priority needs" used?

A: Gifts to the university’s highest priority needs do not have a restriction on their use. These gifts give Laurier the flexibility to respond to exciting opportunities and emerging needs. They provide support for innovation and the development of challenging programs that inspire students and bring new life to lecture halls, labs and discussion groups. A gift to the university's highest priority needs is one of the most significant ways your contribution can make an impact.

Q: Who is calling me on behalf of Laurier?

A: The Phonathon Program employs over 40 students who call alumni and parents throughout the year. Students enjoy hearing alumni stories, and alumni welcome the opportunity to find out about the exciting developments that are shaping the student experience today.

Q: How can I give in my will?

A: Our Development Officer for Planned Giving will be happy to provide you with all of the information you need. In the meantime, please click here to visit the Planned Giving web pages, where you can read about bequests and more.