Leadership Giving

At UVic, we are committed to supporting all students, regardless of financial circumstance, and we need your help to fulfil that commitment. 

Annual leadership donors are those who contribute $1,000 or more annually. An annual award can be created with a gift of $1,000 or more per year for five years. Many annual leadership donors choose to build an endowed award, which can be established with a gift of $25,000 or more, starting with an annual gift of at least $1,000.

As an annual leadership donor, you can designate your gift to an area that you are most passionate about. You can also support students by creating new scholarships, bursaries, or awards.

Your generosity will have a profound effect on student lives and on society. It will help ensure that the most talented students choose UVic and will inspire others.

We would be delighted to work with you to discover the most meaningful way you might contribute.

An annual award can be established with a gift of $1,000 or more per year, for a three year commitment. A monthly pledge of $100 can make this amount manageable.

An endowed award can be established with a gift of $25,000 or more. This award could be granted at $1,000 perpetually each year. Many annual leadership donors choose to build an endowed award over time. A gift of $5,000 annually will establish an endowment in five years.

Lead us into the future.

  • Support an area at UVic you care deeply about.
  • Define your own terms.
  • Name the award in tribute of someone or something meaningful to you.

Learn more about establishing a fund!

Establishing a fund

There are many ways to give. We are happy to work with you to explore your options and discover the most meaningful way for you to make a contribution, while receiving a tax benefit.

Monthly and Quarterly gifts

Monthly and quarterly gifts make it as easy as possible for you to support us at a level that will make a BIG impact. Spread your charitable support out over the year and increase the value of your annual tax receipt.

Gifts of Shares

If you own publicly listed securities – stocks, bonds, mutual fund units or shares – that have appreciated in value, you may want to consider donating these directly UVic, rather than cashing them in to make a donation. Eliminate up-front capital gains tax on the increase in the stock’s value since you bought it and receive an official tax receipt for the fair market value as assessed at close of the market or the average of the bid and asked prices of the shares, on the day the gift was made.

Matching gifts

Many employers offer a matching-gift program, which can double, or even triple, your gift. Ask your HR department!

If you would like to learn more, make a gift, create an annual award, or build towards endowment, please contact:

Amber Arthur, Manager, Leadership Giving
Phone: 250-472-5850
Email: managerdev@uvic.ca