Your hub of philanthropy

“The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.” ― Lao Tzu

Philanthropy is most effective and rewarding when we offer and are offered reliable information that helps us confidently choose a recipient and responsibly structure our giving.

Carleton University is a hub of philanthropic excellence, both in the academic study of philanthropy and the practice of fundraising on campus. Whether you choose to give to Carleton or another worthy charity, we can inspire you to give your very best.



To build a building

On Thursday, September 11, the Wesley and Mary Nicol Charitable Foundation announced a $10M gift to Carleton, launching a campaign to build a new home for the Sprott School of Business. Wes, a proud Carleton graduate, is a long-time supporter of business and entrepreneurial initiatives on campus,... More

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 in Gifts to Carleton Feed for all posts filed under Gifts to Carleton, News Feed for all posts filed under News


Whither the endowed fund?

Noreen Rasbach’s recent Globe & Mail article suggests that “perpetual giving” – establishing endowed funds – is falling out of favour in modern philanthropy. And it’s raised more than one eyebrow in the charitable sector. A little background. Many donors... More

Friday, January 24th, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News


GivingTuesday arrives in Canada

On Tuesday Dec. 3, Carleton University will join Canada in celebrating the nation’s first GivingTuesday. People shop on Black Friday, and surf deals on Cyber Monday. GivingTuesday is a brand new social movement – the day Carleton and other charities welcome the giving season by giving to... More

Thursday, November 28th, 2013 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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