Donate to AUArts

There are so many ways to contribute the future of AUArts. Your donation today ensures a vital and vibrant art and design community for years to come.

Give where most needed

Can’t decide on a specific project or way to give? No problem. An unrestricted gift in the denomination of your choice is a great way to provide flexible support to AUArts, enabling you to lend a hand where it’s needed most. 

AUArts is not accepting gifts-in-kind at this time. 

How does it work?

You can direct your funds to support AUArts’s general scholarship fund, or champion one of our projects as part of your donation.

Plan Your Legacy

Leave a legacy of creativity for generations to come by supporting AUArts through your will, insurance plan, or RRSP. With your support, individual students, development projects, and others will receive the funding they need to succeed. 

There are so many options to give, and many of them provide tax benefits for you to enjoy now. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

  • Give in your will
  • Donate through your life insurance policy
  • Name AUArts as a beneficiary of an RRSP or RRIF
  • Give through an annuity
  • Arrange a charitable remainder trust

Contact us for help in planning your gift.

Give a Tribute

Sometimes finding a unique gift for a special person can be a challenge. With a tribute gift, you can celebrate a loved one by supporting the arts in their name. 

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Donate Stocks, Bonds or Mutual Funds

Giving appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual funds is a great way to support AUArts, and is simple to do. Plus, when you give these investments to as a gift to AUArts, you are exempt from paying capital gains tax but still benefit from the tax savings of giving. 

What are the advantages of donating stock?


  Stock Sale Stock Donation
Present value of shares $100,000 $100,000
Purchase price of shares $20,000 $20,000
Capital gain on shares $80,000 $80,000
Taxable amount of capital gain $40,000 $0
Tax payable* on capital gain $18,000 $0
Tax credit on donation $45,000 $45,000
Total tax saving (tax credit only) $45,000 (credit plus tax saving) $63,000

*For illustration purposes we have used an average marginal tax rate of 45%.

How do I make a gift of stock, bonds, or mutual funds?

The process is simple. You can transfer securities electronically from your account to AUArts’s account. Contact us for more information or download a publicly traded gift of securities transfer form.

Will I receive a tax receipt?

Yes. You’ll receive an official tax receipt for the full market value of your investments as calculated on the date they are received by AUArts.

Contact us to learn more about donating stocks and other investments.