How to Give

By giving to Memorial, you'll make a difference for deserving students, world-renowned faculty and top-notch researchers. With your support the University will continue to build a first-rate, world-class learning and research environment that will make Memorial a destination of choice for students, academics and staff.

Charitable Registration Number: 10769 0273 RR0001

There are so many ways to make a gift to Memorial:


Securely donate online using MasterCard or Visa.
Donors are able to specify an area of donation, give an in memoriam gift, have a company matching gift and give anonymously.

Give Online

Phone or Mail

You can call us at (709) 864-2321, (709) 864-4875 or toll-free at 1-877-700-4081. If you would like to speak to someone in a specific department, faculty of school please consult our contact list

You can also mail us a cheque or money order made payable to Memorial University, Office of Development (please don't send cash by mail) with our Standard Pledge Form.  

Office of Development
Memorial University of Newfoundland
P.O. Box 4200
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7

Bequests and Planned Gifts

Through estate gifts, it is possible to make a contribution that will affect generations well into the future. Legacy gifts, also known as planned gifts, nurture tomorrow’s leaders, creators, helpers, innovators and healers.

For more information on bequests and planned gifts visit our page here. You can also contact Catherine Barrett at -709-864-2157 or e-mail

Gifts in Memoriam

Memorial gifts are a wonderful way to honour a family member, friend, teacher or colleague who passed away. Your gift pays tribute to their influence and legacy in your life and can be made to any area at Memorial University that is close to your heart.

To make a gift in memory of a friend or loved one, simply indicate the name of the person you would like to remember on the online donation form or include it in the note section of your cheque. You can also donate by calling us at (709) 864-2321, (709) 864-4875 or 1-877-700-4081 toll free.

For more information visit our Gifts in Memoriam page. If you have any questions, please contact Kathrin Gill, Development Officer, Annual Giving at (709) 864-2098 or email

Faculty & Staff Giving

Memorial’s faculty, staff and retirees help students every day. Giving through payroll or pension deduction is another meaningful way to show that we believe in our students, the importance of higher education and the mission of our university.

You can set up your payroll deduction online or by mail:

Online: Log onto and go to the "Employee Services" tab to find the "Faculty and Staff Giving" donation form and set up your payroll gift. You can also make a one-time gift through our online giving form.

By mail: Download and complete the pledge form and send it to the Office of Development by internal mail.

Please note, donations through payroll or pension deductions will be noted on your annual T4(A) slip for your tax return. One-time gifts made by cheque or credit card are recipted right away; recurring gifts through credit card are receipted at the end of the fiscal year.

For more information about Faculty & Staff Giving, please call Kathrin Gill at (709) 864-2098 or e-mail

International Giving

Whether near or far, alumni and friends of Memorial University are a valuable part of our community, and you don’t have to live in Canada to show your support.

American Residents:
Alumni: Memorial University alumni and their families (ie. spouses, children, grandchildren, parents, siblings) may make donations directly to the University in either Canadian or U.S. dollars. Under the Canada-United States Income Tax Convention, the charitable tax receipt you receive from the University can be used for U.S. income tax returns.

Non-Alumni: American residents who are not alumni or related to alumni of Memorial University, as well as corporations and foundations, can contribute through Friends of Memorial University Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization recognized under the US Internal Revenue Code. 

When making your gift to the Friends of Memorial University, please indicate your preferred designation for the use of the funds by Memorial. For example, “I would prefer that these funds be designated to the Jennifer Doe Scholarship at Memorial University”

Contact Dr. Penny Blackwood, Executive Director, Development, at, or by phone at 709-691-5534, for more information.

Friends of Memorial University
c/o Roha & Flaherty, Attorneys at Law
Suite 300
1725 | St NW
Washington, DC, 20006-2423  USA
Phone: 202-833-0033
EIN (tax ID): 52-1406340

Residents of Other Countries:
Memorial University accepts donations from residents of all countries. However, as we do not have a formal treaty or other arrangement with countries other than the United States, we encourage residents from other countries to consult their own financial advisors for tax advantages pertaining to philanthropic gifts towards Memorial.

If you would like to speak directly to someone about making a gift to Memorial University, please call 1 (709) 864-2321, (709) 864-4875, toll free at 1-877-700-4081 or email

Charitable Registration Number: 10769 0273 RR0001

Donating Stocks and Securities

The federal government has made it more rewarding than ever to donate the value of listed stocks to charitable organizations. The obligation to pay capital gains tax has been removed. 

Previously, a taxpayer who donated eligible shares that had increased in value since their purchase was required to pay tax on 25% of the increased value.

Please note: It is Memorial's policy to sell your donated shares as soon as possible. You will be receipted according to the market price of those shares at the close of business on the day we receive them. The value of the sold shares, which may fluctuate between the time we receive and sell them, will be applied to your preferred area of designation.

If you would like to speak directly to someone about making a gift to Memorial University, please call (709) 864-2321, (709) 864-4875, toll free at 1-877-700-4081 or email

Charitable Registration Number: 10769 0273 RR0001

Wire Transfers

If you are interested in donating via wire transfer please call us (709) 864-2321, (709) 864-4875, toll free at 1-877-700-4081 or email


Matching Gifts

Double, or triple, the impact of your gift with the help of your employer. Many companies have matching gift programs that will match employee donations made to registered Canadian charities.

As an employee, a retiree or spouse you may be entitled to have your gift to Memorial University matched.

Search our list of Canadian companies that will match your donation or contact your HR department for more information.

If your company is based in the U.S., or if you have any questions about matching your donation to Memorial, please call Kathrin Gill at (709) 864-2098 or email




We’re always happy to have a conversation with our alumni and friends – so please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out about ways to give and learn how your gift can have an impact.

If you would like to talk to someone about making at gift to Memorial University or would like more information on giving please call (709) 864-2321, (709) 864-4875, toll free at 1-877-700-4081 or e-mail