Annual giving

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Why make an annual gift?

Annual gifts to Waterloo help bridge the gap between the real cost of educating our students and the financial support we receive from tuition fees, government funding, and research grants. These gifts provide our institution’s leaders with the flexibility to address confirmed priorities and respond to emerging opportunities.

Your gift can be directed to a faculty, one of the Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo, a school, or a program or area of special significance to you.

Or you can leave it up to us to decide where your gift is needed most. Whichever you choose, your generosity will have an immediate and meaningful impact on our students, faculty, and researchers.

What do annual gifts support?

  • student scholarships and awards
  • student wellness
  • campus accessibility
  • priorities of our faculties, schools, and affiliated and federated institutions
  • co-op education
  • resources such as libraries and classroom equipment
  • athletics
  • new buildings and improvements
  • research projects

Matching gifts

Find out how you can maximize the impact of your donation through Waterloo's matching gift program.


For more information contact Dawn Sommerville.



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Did you know the First Time Donor's Super Credit adds 25 percentage points to the federal charitable tax credit for eligible donors?