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Acknowledging your gifts


We are committed to working with you to ensure that your support meets your philanthropic goals.  We recognise the importance of thanking and appropriately acknowledging the contributions of our donors and supporters.

Depending on the amount of your donation, this may take the form of:

Personal acknowledgement of your support

  • invitations to exclusive gatherings with senior leaders of the university, relevant faculty members and other leadership supporters of the university

 Public recognition of your support

  • acknowledgement at special events
  • naming opportunities for student support (scholarships, bursaries and awards), faculty support (fellowships, professorships and chairs), facilities, or student life
  • Recognition through Waterloo's print and online communications

Tax benefits

Donations to registered charities qualify for both federal and provincial income tax credits, thereby reducing your personal income tax payable.

Explore the tax advantages of making a charitable donation.  Visit the Canada Revenue Agency website. CRA also has a handy charitable donation tax credit calculator available to assist you.

Circle and Society membership benefits

To honour the exceptional commitment of our donors, the University has created special recognition circles and societies

Matching gift programs

Double the impact of your donation through one of our matching gift programs.