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Frequently asked questions about giving to Mount Royal University Foundation

  • Yes. We issue receipts for all gifts of $25 and more. If you wish to remain anonymous, your name will not be published in our donor recognition materials online or in print.

  • The Mount Royal University Foundation's Charitable Registration Number is 14062 1103 RR 0001.

  • The personal information requested on this form is collected under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) for the purpose of administering alumni and development programs. The information collected will be used to update your records in our office. Questions concerning the collection, use, or disposal of this information should be addressed to: Executive Director, Mount Royal University Foundation, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB, T3E 6K6, Ph: 403.440.7700 or Fax: 403.440.7788. For information on Mount Royal University's privacy policies visit

  • You can learn more about Student Awards here. Or please contact us at A staff member will provide guidance and information to help you establish an award that reflects your wishes and Mount Royal’s needs.

  • We gladly accept gifts of marketable securities as a way of fulfilling your pledge and are grateful for your support. Download our Instructions for Gift of Marketable Securities.

    To make a gift of marketable securities, please note:

    1. You endorse or sign over ownership of securities to Mount Royal University through your broker (please see link below for instructions to your financial advisor/broker for transfers). Please copy the Mount Royal University Foundation and Mount Royal University Financial Services on share transfer instructions.

    2. Your financial advisor/broker will advise our portfolio manager of the details of the gift of shares (please use link for transfer directions). The Foundation will work with Mount Royal University Financial Services to receive the shares into the University’s investment portfolio.

    3. RBC Dominion Securities will advise us when the transfer is complete. The fair market value of the shares will be verified. This is the share price at the end of trading on the date of transfer, multiplied by the number of shares.

    4. Once appropriate supporting documentation as confirmation that the gift has been received, the Foundation will issue a tax receipt for the fair market value of the gift.

  • Yes. Mount Royal University Foundation is pleased to accept gifts in kind when appropriate. These gifts may include equipment, books, artwork, securities or any other non-cash gift. Donors of non-monetary eligible gifts (or gifts-in-kind) are entitled to receive an official receipt that reflects the fair market value of the gift. Gifts in kind will be considered using the following process:

    • The Foundation will only accept gifts in kind that support the goals of the University and are needed at the time of the donation.
    • An unbiased third party must evaluate the gift and document fair market value.
    • All gifts in kind must be compliant with the guidelines set by the Canada Revenue Agency
    • The gift will be recorded and processed in the Foundation’s database.
    • A charitable donation income tax receipt must be issued for the proper amount once all the above has been satisfied.
    • The Mount Royal University Foundation reserves the right to decline any gifts that do not support our mission or strategic priorities.
    • To make a Gift in Kind or to learn more contact us at