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Ways to Give

Here are the most common ways to make a gift to support Laurier. Your support provides students with inspiration and fuel to make a positive difference in their community and develop the skills to live lives of leadership and purpose well beyond graduation.

Online

It’s easy to make a donation to Laurier online. Direct your gift to an area of your choosing – there is so much to choose from! To make a donation online, use our secure and easy-to-use giving form.

Mailing a Cheque

Cheques can be made out to Wilfrid Laurier University and mailed to the address below:

Wilfrid Laurier University
Alumni Hall
Development & Alumni Relations
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
N2L 3C5

Telephone

To speak to someone to make your gift using a credit card, call us at 519.884.0710 x2752.

You also may hear from our student callers on occasion, so when you see Laurier on your call display, please pick up and enjoy your conversation with one of our keen students.

Pre-Approved Credit

To sign up for pre-approved credit, please contact 519.884.0710 x2752 or email annualgiving@wlu.ca

You will need to provide Laurier with a void cheque from your financial institution, which includes the account number, transit number and bank information.

Legacy Giving

You can support your area of choice at Laurier by making a gift through your estate: in your will or with life insurance. These options mean you don't have to deplete your estate or draw on assets now, but potentially make a sizable gift through your legacy.

Learn more about Legacy Giving.

Gifts in kind

Donors are welcome to make a “Gift in Kind” donation of property or a tangible item to Laurier. This can include property such as real estate, works of art, book collections, equipment, furnishings, software and licensing.

For more information, please contact us at 519.884.0710 x3866.

Corporate Matching

Matching gifts from companies that match employee donations are an easy way for you to increase the financial impact of your contribution – all at no extra cost to you!

To see if your company is a matching gift company, search for the company name on our giving form and follow the procedure listed.

Employer matching forms can be sent to:

Wilfrid Laurier University
Alumni Hall – Annual Giving
Development & Alumni Relations
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
N2L 3C5

Gifts of Securities

Learn all about what is involved in making a gift of securities with our handy legacy giving information sheet (PDF)

To begin the process of making a gift of securities, please download and complete the Donation of Securities form and follow the contact instructions at the bottom of the form.

Laurier Payroll Deductions

Payroll deduction is a convenient way for Laurier employees to contribute on a regular basis to almost any area of the university. Simply complete the payroll deduction form for funds to be automatically deducted from your pay cheque.

For more information, please connect with Sabrina York at 519.884.0710 x3818 or email syorke@wlu.ca

Memorials

If you wish to establish a fund in honour of someone who has passed away, please reach out to Ryan Brejak at 519.884.0710 x2752 or by emailing annualgiving@wlu.ca

Endowed gifts

Establishing an endowment is a great option for donors who wish to make large, transformative gifts to Laurier that will not only have a direct and immediate impact but will also contribute to supporting the university in perpetuity.

When you endow a gift, it is structured so that the principal amount is invested and preserved, while only the investment income is used on an annual basis to benefit Laurier students. As a result, endowed gifts last forever by generating stable funding for donor-specified purposes, such as scholarships, fellowships, chairs, buildings, academic programs or the university’s greatest needs.

For more information on endowments, please call 519.884.0710 x2752.

Meeting with a Laurier Advancement Team Member

Our team is here to help guide your philanthropy at Laurier. If you wish to meet with a team member to discuss areas to give, please reach out to annualgiving@wlu.ca.

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