How You Can Give

There are many different ways to support AU. It is easy to find something that will work for you.

Learn more by following the links below and by exploring what you can give. When you’ve made your decision, you can

  • donate now to put your donation to work immediately
  • mail your donation to Development and Alumni Engagement, Athabasca University, 1 University Dr., Athabasca Alberta, T9S 3A3 Canada. Cheques made payable to Athabasca University.
  • send a fax to 780-675-6145.
  • email us at

Gifts over $10 may be eligible for a tax receipt.

If you have any questions, we can help. Please e-mail Development and External Relations or phone 403-294-7322 or 1-800-788-9041, ext. 7322, (toll-free) to speak with one of our giving professionals.

You Can Give


One-time Gift

A one-time gift, of any size and at any time, can provide a powerful support to AU students, research or projects. There are many different gift options and you are welcome to take the time to find the one that works best for you or your organization. Donate today and your gift will start to make a difference right away.


Monthly Gift

A gift worth the price of a cup of gourmet coffee every month can make a big difference over the course of a year. Easy and hassle-free recurring monthly gifts made via credit card, automatic fund withdrawal or payroll deduction provide a steady stream of funds that go to work immediately. At year end, you receive a charitable donation receipt for the sum of the full year’s giving.


At Work (Employer-matched Gift)

Many companies encourage their employees to contribute to nonprofit organizations by offering a matching gift program through which the employer donates funds equal to the amount donated by the employee. This effectively doubles your gift. Check with your employer to see if it has a charitable gift matching program.

If your company offers a matching gift, please fill out the company form and send it to:

Athabasca University
Development and Alumni Engagement
345 6 Ave SE, 6th floor
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2G 4V1



Leaving a gift to AU in your will can be an especially effective way to make a larger contribution that reflects your personal or professional interests while supporting students, augmenting learning opportunities and advancing research.


Major Gift

A substantial or major gift to support a project or cause at AU will reflect your personal or professional interests or your company’s sphere of interest. Such investments can yield an enormous impact for generations, and we will work closely with you to ensure your gift achieves the outcomes you intend. We will be pleased to discuss how you can make a difference.


United Way

Athabasca University is a designated charity for the many annual United Way campaigns that take place across Canada. You can designate your United Way contribution to AU and support accessible, open and flexible learning opportunities.

AU's Charitable Registration Number: #10673 5830 RR0001