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MRU Foundation

Legacy Giving

Future gifts fund future leaders

The Mount Royal experience transforms our students into the engaged citizens and community leaders of tomorrow. Your foresight and thoughtfulness now will live on for generations. These contributions are a deeply personal testament and acknowledgement of what is important to you - your commitment to, and personal belief in, advancing education and making it accessible to all aspiring students. The people who benefit from your gift may never know you personally, but the profound impact of your gift will last in perpetuity.


Let's create your legacy

Gift in your Will
A gift made in your Will, also known as a bequest, is one of the easiest ways to make a significant gift - perhaps larger than you ever thought possible! MRU Sample Will Wording pdf.


Gift of Life Insurance

Gift of a Life Insurance Policy
A gift of life insurance is a smart option for those who wish to make a substantial donation at a relatively low cost. This opportunity is generally appealing to policy owners who either have an older policy that is no longer needed or want to make a large gift but have limited resources.


Gift of SecuritiesGift of Securities
Publicly traded securities include shares, mutual funds and bonds that are traded on Canadian and most US stock exchanges. Federal incentives have made it very attractive to donate publicly traded securities that have appreciated in value. As a result, Canadians are no longer taxed on the capital gain accrued on gifts of publicly traded securities when the securities are donated directly to a registered charity. For more information about the gift of securities please email or contact the Foundation at


Gift of Retirement Funds

Gift of RRSP and RRIF Funds
You can make a donation of all or a portion of any remaining retirement funds upon your death by naming Mount Royal University Foundation as a beneficiary on your plan.


Gift of Real Estate of Property
Real property and land, including residential and commercial real estate, developed and undeveloped land and farmland can be donated to Mount Royal University. These gifts may be used to either enhance current programs or alternatively may be converted to cash with proceeds to be used to fund your preferred University activity.

If you would like more information about leaving a Legacy Gift, please contact Alison Wagg-Morrell at or 403.440.8649


Legacy Giving Guide

Resourceful donors often find that the flexibility of a planned gift enables them to make a larger gift than they thought affordable achieving their philanthropic goals along with their personal goals. Many of the most future-focused philanthropists are starting young-and finding that the process is simple and rewarding.

read the Guide