Ways to Give

Giving Made Easy

Our donors find the easiest and fastest way to give is online.  Our online giving form takes minutes to complete, and lets you decide how often you wish to donate, the area you'd like to support, and if you'd like to dedicate your gift in honour of someone special. 

Telephone or Mail

Lakehead Thunder Bay
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

Phone:  1-800-832-8076 or 807-346-7784         

Lakehead Orillia         
500 University Ave.
Orillia, ON L3V 0B9

Phone:  705-330-4008 Ext. 2080

You can make recurring credit card donations by using the methods above.

In Your Will

Did you know that 50% of Canadians don't have a will?

Create of update your Will today and consider including a charitable gift to Lakehead University.  A gift in your will can change a student's future.

For more information, contact Lee-Anne Camlin, Philanthropy Associate
Phone: 807-346-7792
Email:  lee-anne.camlin@lakeheadu.ca

Securities

Eligible securities include shares, bonds, bills, warrants, futures, units in mutual trust fund and shares acquired through employee stock options listed on a Canadian stock exchange or on certain foreign exchanges such as New York, London, Tokyo and Nasdaq.

The transaction can easily be completed over the phone by calling Kathryn Davidson, Philanthropy Director at (807) 343-8476 who will assist you in:

1.  Completing a Share Transfer Form available from Lakehead University.

2.  Transferring your securities to Lakehead University's brokerage account.

Lakehead University will then issue a gift-in-kind tax receipt representing the closing price of the shares on the date of transfer.

A tax credit will be calculated and claimed in the donor's tax return for the year. A combination of the Federal and Provincial tax credits will result in a total benefit of approximately 50%, based on the donor's net annual taxable income.

(Please consult your own professional advisor for information tailored to your circumstances and to confirm the applicable tax benefits.)

Email:  kjdavids@lakeheadu.ca

Gifts of Property

Lakehead University regularly receives gifts of property such as real estate, securities, equipment, art works, and artifacts. These important gifts offer unique opportunities for businesses and individuals to support Lakehead University and receive a charitable receipt for income tax purposes.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Davidson, Philanthropy Director.

Phone: 807-343-8476

Email:  kjdavids@lakeheadu.ca

Student Awards

At Lakehead University, your support is vital to our students success.

  • Scholarships, bursaries and awards assist students in achieving their educational goals.
  • Students know that they are part of a supportive university community.
  • Awards recognize hard work and perseverance, and give students the confidence to excel at their studies.

Aligning Criteria with Your Goals

  • Do you want your award to be program-specific or open to all students?
  • Are you interested in helping students as they start their studies, or closer to graduation?
  • Will your award focus on financial need, academic standing or both?

For more information, please contact Meghan Hanbury, Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement Manager.  

Phone:  807-343-8190
Email: meghan.hanbury@lakeheadu.ca

Payroll Deduction

Payroll deduction makes it easy for employees to give to Lakehead University. If you work for Lakehead currently, or are a retiree, you can have your gift deducted from your pay or pension cheque. For more information, contact Anna Sampson, Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement Associate.

Phone: 807-343-8972

Email:  anna.sampson@lakeheadu.ca

Online

Our online giving site, Lakehead Giving lets you decide where and how often to you wish to donate.  It's easy to navigate, and is easy to complete!

Visit:  donate.lakeheadu.ca

Questions?

Contact External Relations:

Lakehead Thunder Bay
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1

Phone: 1-800-832-8076 or 807-346-7784

Lakehead Orillia
500 University Ave.
Orillia, ON L3V 0B9

Phone: 705-330-4008 Ext. 2080

Email:  external.relations@lakeheadu.ca