Giving FAQs

Giving FAQsCan I make a gift online?

Yes, you can make a gift online at any time by going to our secure web site.

What kind of income tax credit will I receive?

Check out the Canada Revenue Agency’s online charitable donation tax credit calculator here. For donations made after March 20, 2013, qualifying first time donors may receive an additional federal tax credit of 25% on the first $1,000 of monetary donations, over and above the amounts provided in the first calculation below. For details, go to First-Time Donor’s Super Credit.

Is my credit card information secure when I give online?

Yes. Brescia uses a secure giving site with Blackbaud Inc., a supplier of software and services specifically designed for nonprofit organizations. Your credit card information is used for the gift transaction only, and not stored in our electronic database.

Where do I send my donation?

Cheques can be made to Brescia University College and mailed to:

Brescia University College Advancement Office
1285 Western Road
London, ON N6G 1H2

Can I donate over the telephone?

Yes, VISA, MasterCard, or American Express donations can be made by calling 519-858-5005 or toll-free at 1-877-635-8534.

I made a donation, but I have not received my tax receipt. Who do I call?

Please contact the Advancement Team at 519-858-5005 or toll-free at 1-877-635-8534 or e-mail

Does my gift qualify for charitable credit against my Canadian income taxes?

Yes. Brescia University College is a registered Canadian Charity. Our Charitable Registration number is 1068 08462 RR0001.

If I live outside the country, is my gift still tax deductible?

If you have a Canadian taxable income, your tax credits may be applied to offset tax on that income as if you were a resident of Canada. If you are a US resident, your gift may still achieve full IRS Deduction status.

What if I don’t want to be publicly recognized for my gift?

We will respect the wishes of any donors who prefer to give without recognition. At your request, we will keep your donation anonymous.

Will Brescia send out cards in honour or in memory of an individual?

Yes. Our donors often give in memory or in honour of their friends or loved ones. When a donation is made, we send out a card to the family or individual that is being honoured, acknowledging your generous donation.

What is the Brescia Fund?

The Brescia Fund (also known as highest needs) is a collection of unrestricted funds that we can draw upon to respond to immediate student needs. Examples include: bursaries, scholarships, awards, project materials and classroom equipment. Undesignated funds give Brescia the flexibility to respond to unanticipated needs and to seize unexpected opportunities throughout the year.

I still have more questions about giving to Brescia. Who can I talk to?

Contact any member of our Advancement Team and we would be more than happy to talk to you.