Gifts from Outside Canada

The University of Alberta is committed to excellence in teaching and research and to the fundamental principles of academic freedom. Philanthropic support is an important element in advancing research and education. Donations from individuals and organizations help the university achieve its academic mission and enhance its programs and services to students and researchers.

Gift from the U.S.

Under the Canada-United States Income Tax Convention, University of Alberta alumni and their families (defined as: spouses, children, grandchildren, parents and siblings) may make donations directly to the University of Alberta and use the University of Alberta charitable gift receipt for their U.S. income tax returns.

However, to facilitate giving from American citizens (or residents) who are not U of A alumni or related to U of A alumni, as well as gifts from corporations and foundations requiring a U.S. tax receipt, the University of Alberta has established the University of Alberta Foundation U.S.A. Inc. Individuals and organizations that make a gift to the U of A through this foundation will be issued a U.S. charitable gift receipt (please see below for mailing address).

Gifts to the University of Alberta Foundation USA Inc. can be made payable to:

University of Alberta Foundation USA Inc.
C/o Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.
Attn: Christine McGahan
22nd Floor IBM Plaza
330 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3607

Gift from the U.K.

Residents from the United Kingdom, who would like to make a gift to the University of Alberta, will receive a UK tax receipt by giving online. The University of Alberta is a Named Fund member of the Chapel & York UK Foundation Ltd and gifts can be directed to specific funds where applicable and available.

If you’re a UK taxpayer, you may be able to claim Gift Aid on your donation, increasing your gift’s value by 25 percent.

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Gifts from Other Countries

The University of Alberta has thousands of alumni and friends living in all parts of the world. Gifts received from alumni and friends living outside of Canada and the United States will be recognized with a Canadian charitable gift receipt. Donors should consult their own financial advisors on the validity of charitable gift receipts in their jurisdiction, for gifts made to the University of Alberta or the University of Alberta Foundation U.S.A. Inc.