There are many ways to make a gift, and many different types of gifts.

By choosing to support Mount Allison University you will be making a real difference in the lives of our students. But it is also important that your gift reflects your own specific needs and circumstances.

And don't forget, many gifts to Mount Allison generate substantial tax benefits!

All donations to Mount Allison are eligible for a tax deductible receipt. (Charitable Number: 10772 6820 RR-0001)

Ways of giving

Make a gift online now

You can make a gift online by credit card at any time using our secure online donation form.

Make a gift by phone or mail

You can make a gift or pledge by phone using a credit card by calling 1-866-890-6318 or (506) 364-2343.

To make a gift by mail, download and return the donate by mail form with your cheque or credit card donation to:

Mount Allison University
University Advancement
65 York St.
Sackville, NB E4L 1E4

Set up an annual or monthly pledge

We like to make giving as easy as possible.

You can choose to pledge your donation over multiple years, with payments made on a monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual basis. We'll even send you payment reminders.

Payments can be arranged through a cash gift, cheque, money order, or through Visa, MasterCard, or bank account direct debit.

You can set up a monthly pledge online by credit card at any time using our secure online donation form.

By pledging and paying over a number of years, you help Mount Allison make long-range financial plans for greater fiscal control.

If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office at donate@mta.ca or (506) 364-2343.

Match your gift

Many companies encourage their employees, past and present, to support higher education. Through matching gift programs, companies will match employee gifts to an eligible educational institution, in some cases doubling or tripling the original contributions.

Check with your human resources department, or use the search box below, to determine matching gift guidelines for your company.

In most cases companies require a form to be filled out by the employee to accompany their gift. Upon receipt of your donation, Mount Allison will complete the form and return it to your company. If the donation qualifies, a matching gift is mailed to Mount Allison and the match is applied to the same area as designated by your original donation.

If you have any questions regarding matching gifts, please contact the Development Office at donate@mta.ca or (506) 364-2343.

 

Make a payroll deduction (faculty and staff)

The faculty and staff of Mount Allison are able to make bi-weekly donations via payroll deduction and direct these gifts to any project, program, or initiative on campus.

To make a payroll pledge please contact Marcie Meekins, manager of annual giving manger at (506) 364-2349 or mmeekins@mta.ca.

 Give in honour or in memory

To discuss tribute options, please contact Mount Allison's Development Office at (506) 364-2259 or email donate@mta.ca.

Create an endowment

An endowment is a lump sum of money that generates an annual disbursement in perpetuity. When you establish an endowment at MtA, you not only plan for long-term impact and sustainability, you create an opportunity to leave your mark and make a different in the lives of students for decades to come.

The minimum donation to establish an endowment is a commitment of $25,000 which can be fulfilled over a few years.

To learn more, please contact Jeff Wright, executive director of development at (506) 364-2259 or email jrwright@mta.ca.

Make a bequest or other planned gifts

Giving back to Mount Allison through your estate shows your confidence in the University — not just today, but over the long term — and we are conscious of the honour and trust bestowed upon Mount Allison when included in your estate plan.

Legacy giving also provides you with an opportunity to have a transformative impact on the lives of students and to be intentional in providing support to areas that mean the most to you.

Types of legacy gifts

  • Bequests
  • Life insurance
  • Gift of stock
  • Trusts and annuities

» Find out more about legacy giving at Mount Allison

Make a gift of stock

You can choose to donate shares, bonds, or mutual funds to Mount Allison. Donors are no longer taxed on the capital gains accrued on securities donated after May 1, 2006 to a registered charity. Donations of stock will be receipted for the fully appreciated value of the shares on the date they are received and you will not have to pay any tax on the gain.

The elimination of the capital gains tax may create a considerable tax advantage to you, depending on your financial situation.

For further information, contact Diane Michaud at (506) 364-2341 or dmichaud@mta.ca

Give through the MtA U.S. Foundation

Under the Canada-United States Income Tax Convention, U.S. citizens are entitled to a charitable deduction for gifts made during their lifetime, provided they or a member of their family (spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, or siblings) are, or have been, enrolled at the University.

A charitable bequest lets you reduce estate taxes and there is no ceiling on the amount of the donation. The Tax Convention allows an estate tax charitable deduction for a bequest to any institution in Canada that, if situated in the United States, would qualify for such a deduction. Donations from citizens of the United States may be made directly to Mount Allison University in the usual manner, either by mail or by making a secure online gift.

If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office at donate@mta.ca or (506) 364-2343.

Make a gift-in-kind

A gift-in-kind is a gift of tangible property that will prove valuable to the University. This type of gift may be made outright, as a residual interest, or to fund a charitable remainder trust.

A gift-in-kind can include such things as land, special library collections, valuable artwork, and personal or business papers of historical or research interest to the University's faculty and students.

For gifts valued under $1,000, Mount Allison may issue an immediate tax receipt for the donation's fair market value. For larger gifts, special Canada Customs and Revenue Agency appraisal guidelines must be followed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office at donate@mta.ca or (506) 364-2343.

If you have any questions, please contact Mount Allison's Development Office at (506) 364-2259 or email donate@mta.ca


Musicians David Myles ('03) and Tristan Grant ('18) first connected through Mount Allison's mentorship program

Give back through volunteering!

Every year, hundreds of Allisonians connect with Mount Allison and each other in meaningful ways through our many volunteer opportunities.

Opportunities include mentorships, reunion and alumni network volunteers, and our MANTRA program.