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Queen's University

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the simplest ways to give?

For donors who have already made the decision to donate to Queen's University, a donation of cash, personal cheque or credit card is the most convenient option.

You can make a gift online (by Visa, MasterCard or Electronic Funds Transfer) at

Cheques may be made payable to Queen's University and mailed to:
Gift Services
Office of Advancement
Queen's University
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Where can I direct my gift?

You can direct your gift to the place at Queen's that means most to you. This could include the faculty or school from which you graduated, the department you studied through, the athletic team you competed on, or the club you participated in. We also encourage donors to consider the Queen's Fund

What is the Queen's Fund?

Gifts to the Queen's Fund are used to fund the most urgent, on-going needs of the University - such as student assistance, technology upgrades, student services and library acquisitions. Undesignated funds give the University the flexibility to respond to unanticipated needs and to seize unexpected opportunities throughout the year.

Who is calling me on behalf of Queen's?

Queen's employs more than 50 energetic students to call alumni throughout the year. Current students enjoy the chance to hear the stories of alumni, and many alumni are interested to hear about the Queen's experience today.

How much should I give?

We realize that giving decisions are personal. All gifts to the University are greatly appreciated!

Can I make my gift in installments?

You sure can! Queen's would be pleased to accept a gift with payments spread out up to 5 years in monthly or quarterly payments. Many donors find that giving monthly better fits their budgets. This reliable source of support also allows us to carefully and strategically plan moving forward.

Will I receive a receipt for my gift to Queen's?

Yes, you will. Gift receipts are mailed (or emailed as a PDF if you choose to make your gift online) 3-5 days after we have processed your gift. Monthly gift installments will be receipted at year-end and mailed out in February.

Can I get my gift to Queen's matched by my company?

We hope so! Please check with your HR or Personnel department to find out if your employer has a matching gift program. Then all you have to do is fill out a matching gift claim form and mail it to us along with your donation! Five minutes is all it takes to double, or even triple, your gift to the area at Queen's that matters most to you. You can also check our Matching Gift Database to see if your company is registered with Queen's as a matching gift company.

I live in the United States. Can I still make a gift/pledge to Queen's?

Yes, you can! If you work for a matching gift company in the United States, there may be different rules regarding eligible charities.

Will I receive a receipt for my gift to Queen's if I reside in the United States?

Yes. We will provide you with a letter that can be used for IRS purposes. 

I live overseas. Can I make a gift?

Yes! Queen's accepts gifts from around the world. Gifts can be made to Queen's University, directed through the Charities Aid Foundation. Tax implications vary from country to country.

How else can I make a gift to Queen's?

Queen's offers you flexibility in the ways in which you choose to make your gift. For information on innovative and beneficial gift options, please visit our Gift Opportunities pages.

What are Appreciation Societies?

The Annual Appreciation Societies of Queen's University were created as one way of thanking Queen's supporters. Eligible donors are welcomed into one of four Appreciation Societies that recognize donors based on the total of their annual contributions. Donors who are making deferred gift provisions for Queen's have their own Appreciation Society, called the Royal Legacy Society.

I still have more questions about giving to Queen's. Who can I talk to?

Any member of our Giving Team would be more than happy to talk to you. Contact us .

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000

For general inquiries about Office of Advancement events and programs, please call our Contact Centre at 1-800-267-7837 (toll free in Canada or the US), or 613-533-2060.