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Gifts in Kind

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.

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2020 Gift in Kind Highlight: Finding a home for an all-star collection

A Calgary collector has donated a huge Canadian sports memorabilia history collection to Mount Royal University and the artifacts are already supporting the teaching and learning needs of the institution.

The items were collected by Robert Blaine over the course of 40 years and document an amazing cross-section of the history of professional, amateur and collegiate sport in Canada.

“In recent years my wife and I have been contemplating what we might do with the sports collection,” Blaine says. “We were inspired to consider universities as possible guardians of the collection when we learned that collectors had made significant donations to universities in the past.”

Blaine reached out to MRU looking for a “good home” for his collectables while in the process of downsizing his possessions. At first, Houston was not sure if the collection would complement the Archives and Special Collections acquisition strategy at the MRU Library. Read More >>