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Giving to York

Ways to Give

From funding desperately needed scholarships and 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 Canadian leaders who will not only go on to change their community, but continue the tradition of supporting York University and its students in the future.

Planned Giving

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. To begin creating your York legacy, get in touch with us for a confidential discussion to explore your options.

Donation FAQs

When you donate to York University, 100% of your gift will go towards the designation of your choice.

If you made a one-time gift online, a tax receipt will be emailed to you immediately. If you made a one-time gift via mail or by phone, you will receive a tax receipt in the mail approximately 7 to 10 business days after the donation is received and processed.  If you are mailing in your donation, please allow for a week or two for the donation to make it to us in the mail.

If you are making a monthly or scheduled gift, a consolidated tax receipt for the total amount of your annual donations will be mailed to you at the beginning of the new year.

If your receipt has been lost, misplaced or you have moved, a duplicate receipt can be issued. Please contact us by email at or by phone at 416-650-8210.

Absolutely – you can change your gift at any time for any reason. If you would like to change your donation or update your credit card information, please email us at or call us at 416-650-8210. Please do not include any credit card information in an email or in voicemails – we will contact you by phone to update your information.

If you cannot find the designation you would like to donate to, please contact us at We can change the designation of your gift if you have already made it as well.

If you are making your gift online, please select the “This gift should remain anonymous” checkbox under Donor Information.

If you are making your gift by mail, please indicate that you would like your gift to be kept anonymous by attaching a note with your mailed cheque.

Yes! If you’re making your gift online, you can choose to make the gift either in honour or in memory of someone special or for a special occasion under the “In Honour/Memory of Someone Special” section.

If you are making your donation via mail or by phone, please let us know if the gift is in memory or in honour of someone special.


We are happy to answer any questions you might have about making a donation to York University. The best way to contact us is by emailing us at  We will try to respond within 1 business day.