Giving to MacEwan University means investing in students, enhancing the student experience and making an impact on the next generation.

A monthly commitment provides an ongoing, stable source of funding that allows for future planning. Set up a monthly donation and join our community of ongoing donors.

Make a monthly gift

Your one-time donation, no matter how big or small, makes a difference for our students.

Make a one-time gift

Supporting MacEwan University and our students can be a fitting way to honour or pay tribute to a special friend or loved one.

Honour gifts

Whether it is for someone’s birthday, retirement, anniversary or any special celebration, you can dedicate a gift to make that person's day extra special.

Memorial gifts

Memorial contributions are a meaningful way to pay tribute to the memory of a friend or loved one who has passed away. The next-of-kin receives a card from our office letting them know of your kind gift and all gifts received.

Make a tribute gift

Contact us if you have questions about tribute gifts.

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Planned giving describes a number of choices you have to create a gift now that comes into effect after your death. Planned gifts can be established without affecting your current financial circumstances and often involve the use of financial and legal tools such as wills, life insurance policies, endowments, trusts and even gifts of property, stocks and securities. It's "planned" because it takes some thought and preparation.

A planned gift allows you to support MacEwan University students and programs in a way that you might not be able to afford during your lifetime. Your legacy empowers our students and allows us to plan for their future.

Planned giving options

  • Bequests/Wills
    Leaving a gift through your will (i.e. bequest) is a common way to provide support to MacEwan University students and programming at no cost to you during your lifetime. This flexible approach can be altered if circumstances change and may reduce taxes on the final return of your estate.
  • Life Insurance
    Donating a life insurance policy to MacEwan allows you to leave a larger gift to MacEwan through modest annual premiums. You can give through an existing policy or through the purchase of a new policy that names Grant MacEwan University Foundation as the beneficiary. 
  • RRSPs and RRIFs
    Donating retirement funds can be an effective way to provide a larger gift to MacEwan without any additional costs.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
    Irrevocably transferring cash, stocks, securities, mutual funds or a combination to a dedicated trust (managed by a trustee) is a tax-conscious way to support MacEwan University while enjoying the interest income for the duration of your life.
  • Personal Property
    Transferring the title of your personal property (e.g. real estate, art collections etc.) to MacEwan at the end of the term of the agreement, typically upon death, provides you a charitable tax receipt when the gift is made and can allow you to use the property until the end of the term agreement.

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A MacEwan fund development representative would be happy to speak with you about planned giving. 

Disclaimer: Please note this information is provided for general information purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice and assistance from your legal advisor, financial advisor or tax consultant. We recommend that you discuss your plans with your legal advisor and/or financial advisor before proceeding with a planned gift to the university.

Explore our priorities

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Scholarships & Bursaries

One of our priorities is to help students get in the door at MacEwan University and reward them for their hard work.

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Special Projects

Explore MacEwan’s special projects that you can support.

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MacEwan University employees care

Every year they come together to support students through the Students First bursary campaign. Thank you to every MacEwan employee who contributes to our campaign. Your generosity makes a difference in the lives of our students.

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Give by mail

If you'd rather send a cheque than donate online, you can make your cheque payable to Grant MacEwan University Foundation and mail it to:

MacEwan University
Alumni and Development
PO Box 1796
Edmonton AB
Canada T5J 2P2

In the memo line on your cheque, let us know which initiative or campaign you would like to support.

The Grant MacEwan University Foundation Charitable Registration Number: 119235786RR0001