1. What is the Annual Fund?
2. Why is the Annual Fund important?
3. What are Carleton’s top fundraising priorities?
4. Why should I give each year?
5. I can only afford to make a small donation. Does my gift really make a difference?
6. How will my gift impact Carleton students?
7. Will I receive a tax credit for my gift?
8. I reside in the United States. Is my gift tax deductible?
9. Will my company match my gift?
10. What recognition programs for annual giving exist at Carleton?
11. To whom should I speak to about establishing a scholarship or bursary at Carleton?
12. My financial situation has changed. May I modify my pledge?
13. I have not heard from Carleton recently. Am I still in your database?
14. My spouse and I both attended Carleton; can we make joint gifts?
15. How can I update my records?
16. To whom should I make my cheque payable?
17. What if I have any other questions?

1. Q: What is the Annual Fund?

A: Each year, Carleton University contacts alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends in order to raise funds for student programs, new facilities, and other university wide priority projects.

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2. Q: Why is the Annual Fund important?

A: Gifts to the Annual Fund shape the future of Carleton by providing funds for scholarships and bursaries, library acquisitions, equipment, and facilities. Over 22,000 students benefit from the Annual Fund each year.

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3. Q: What are Carleton’s top fundraising priorities?

A: Each year the Annual Fund supports the areas of greatest need on campus. This year, the Annual Fund supports scholarships and bursaries, library acquisitions, and the Centre for Initiatives in Education.

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4. Q: Why should I give each year?

A: When you renew your gift to Carleton each year, you are helping make a commitment to the future of the university.

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5. Q: I can only afford to make a small gift. Does my gift really make a difference?

A: Every gift, regardless of size, is greatly appreciated. Your gift, combined with others, becomes very significant to Carleton University.

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6. Q: How will my gift impact students?

A: The Annual Fund has an impact on every Carleton student by funding scholarships and bursaries, library acquisitions and new facilities. For example, this year, the Annual Fund helped advance the MacOdrum Library by raising funds for the Learning Commons Equipment Fund and the Lap Top Loan Program.

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7. Q: Will I receive a tax credit for my gift?

A: Yes. All gifts to Carleton University will be receipted for income tax purposes. Charitable tax receipts are issued upon receipt of your cheque. Gifts made by credit card or pre-authorized bank payments are receipted annually.

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8. Q: I reside in the United States. Is my gift tax deductible?

A: We are often asked by our alumni in the United States if they can support the University and receive tax benefits. The answer is yes! Under the Canada-US Income Tax Convention, a citizen or resident of the United States is entitled to a U.S. income tax deduction for gifts to Carleton University, provided the donor or a family member is or was enrolled at the University.

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9. Q: Will my company match my gift?

A: Many Canadian companies will match donations their employees make to registered charities and community organizations. Ask your human resources or personnel department for the appropriate form. Complete your portion, then sent it to University Advancement at Carleton University. Carleton will complete its portion of the form – and send it back to your company, which will make the match. If you’d like to find out if your company matches donations please search our database.

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10. Q: What recognition programs for annual giving exist at Carleton?

A: The Tory Society, our unique recognition program for annual donors, honours individuals who’ve gone above and beyond the call. You can visit our benefits of giving website at http://carleton.ca/giving/

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11. Q: To whom should I speak to about establishing a scholarship or bursary at Carleton?

A: You can contact Elizabeth DiSabato at (613) 520-2600 ext. 8977 or by email at elizabeth_disabato@carleton.ca to find out more about establishing a scholarship or bursary.

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12. Q: My financial situation has changed. May I modify my pledge?

A: Yes of course you can. Please contact Sarah Clarke at ( 613) 520-3636 or by email at sarah.clarke@carleton.ca.

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13. Q: I have not heard from Carleton recently. Am I still in your database?

A: Absolutely. However, we may not have your current information. If you are an alumnus, you can visit http://carleton.ca/advancement/contact-preferences/  to update your address. If you are not an alumnus and want to keep in touch with Carleton, please email advancement@carleton.ca with your contact information.

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14. Q: My spouse and I both attended Carleton; can we make joint gifts?

A: Yes you can. When making your gift, please include your spouse’s name, graduation year, and program and indicate that you would like to receive joint credit for the gift.

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15. Q: How can I update my records?

A: You can update your information at http://carleton.ca/advancement/contact-preferences/ or send an email to advancement@carleton.ca

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16. Q: To whom should I make my cheque payable?

A: Please make cheques payable to Carleton University.

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17. Q: What if I have any other questions?

A: Please contact University Advancement at (613) 520-3636, 1-800-461-8972 or advancement@carleton.ca.

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