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From funding student financial aid and innovative research to creating world-class facilities and groundbreaking teaching methods, donations to York University help make it one of Canada’s leading universities. Your generosity is helping create a new generation of changemakers who will go on to right the future.

There Are Many Ways To Give To York

Monthly Gifts

Our monthly donation program allows you to spread your donations out during the year, providing us with a steady source of funding. This ensures your donation is invested in long-term projects and programs at York that benefit students and our community at large.  You will receive a cumulative tax receipt at the beginning of the calendar year for the last year’s donations.

Scheduled Gifts

By making a scheduled gift, you can create a customized schedule for your donation, spreading the payments out in easy monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual installments.  You will receive a cumulative tax receipt at the beginning of the calendar year for the last year’s donations.

One-Time Gifts

Make an impact today by supporting one of our dozens of meaningful designations and projects!  When you make your one-time gift online, you will receive an immediate tax receipt by email.

If you wish to donate, you can do so through any of the three options listed below.  If you have any questions or issues, please contact the annual giving team at

  1. Make your gift online! It’s fast, easy and secure and you will receive your tax receipt instantly if making a one-time gift.
  2. Mail a cheque made payable to York University along with your contact information and where you would like your donation designated to the following address:Division of Advancement
    York University
    West Office Building
    4700 Keele St.
    Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
  3. Call us! Make your gift by phone by calling 416-650-8210.

When you include York University as a charitable beneficiary in your Will, life insurance policy, or retirement fund account, you invest in York’s future students and preserve wealth for yourself, your loved ones and your immediate and future needs. 


Arranging a gift in your Will, known as a bequest, is one of the easiest and most popular ways to make a legacy gift to support York students.  

Beneficiary Designation 
Simply contact the firm/bank that holds your assets and ask them for a beneficiary form to fill out. Beneficiary designations can be applied to the following type of accounts: 

Explore legacy giving further at

Contact Us 

To begin creating your York legacy, get in touch with us for a confidential discussion to explore your options. We are here to help you set up a gift in the most meaningful, tax-efficient way and welcome as a special member of York’s White Rose Legacy Circle

Marisa Barlas, 
Director of Legacy Giving
York University, Division of Advancement
Tel: (416) 650-8221 

Legal Name: York University 

Charitable Registration Number: 11930 6736 RR0001 

This information is general in nature, does not constitute legal or financial advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice. We strongly encourage you to seek professional legal, estate planning and/or financial advice before deciding on your course of action. 

A gift of appreciated publicly traded securities is a simple and tax-effective way of supporting York University.

When you donate publicly traded securities (including stocks, bonds, and units of mutual funds that are listed on the Canadian or U.S. stock exchanges) you are not required to pay tax on the capital gains.  You’ll also get a tax receipt for the full appreciated value of the donated stock.

The receipt value will be based on the closing trading price on the day that the stocks are received in York’s brokerage account. 

For more information on making gifts of stocks or securities, please see the PDF resources below or contact us directly.

If you would like to make a gift by electronic fund transfer or wire transfer, please contact us at and we will provide you with instructions and the form to begin the process.


To ensure accurate handling, please include the following information in your email to

  • Email Subject Line: Wire Transfer Donation
  • Your name and contact information
  • The date York should expect the wire
  • The dollar amount being donated
  • The sending organization (who will be sending the wire on your behalf)
  • Where you would like your gift designated (if known)

US Donors

York University alumni and their immediate family members (spouse, parent or grandparent, siblings and children) may make donations directly to York University (either using the donation form or by mailing in a cheque) and use the issued tax receipt for their US income tax returns under the Canada-United States Income Tax Convention.

US citizens or residents who are not alumni or related to alumni of York University wishing to donate and receive a US tax receipt can do so by sending their gift to the following address:

Friends of York University, Inc.
c/o Roha & Flaherty
1725 I Street N. W., Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20006-2423
att. T. Roha
501(c) (3) Registered Organization (US), EIN# 52-2066024

Cheques should be made payable to Friends of York University.

UK and Hong Kong Donors

Donors in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong can make a donation to York University via Chapel & York: 

Hong Kong 

United Kingdom