The Dalhousie Fund is the university’s annual fundraising appeal. Each year thousands of alumni and friends come together to support students and enhance educational opportunities. In 2021-2022, that meant more than $5 million was raised for important initiatives, programs and awards.

Gifts to the Dalhousie Fund make a meaningful difference to encourage student success through:

  • Scholarships and bursaries
  • Opportunities for hands-on learning, such as field research, competitions and international study
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Community-focused activities, such as internships, outreach clinics or service learning

Discover the difference your gift can make

dalhousie fundFaculty of Health graduate wants to help dismantle disparities in health care
Kiera Duffie (MSc’20) says a scholarship made a difference for her as a biracial student earning her masters in physiotherapy. Now, she wants to make a difference for marginalized groups in accessing health care.

Giving is Easy

The Dalhousie Fund offers a variety of easy contribution options. Choose the one that’s right for you.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the impact you can make by setting up a monthly gift to the Dalhousie Fund. And it’s easy to do! It can be a monthly charge on your credit card, a preauthorized gift from your bank account (with a voided cheque) or, if you’re a dal employee, payroll deduction.

Making a gift every year to the Dalhousie Fund ensures the university, your faculty or program continues to grow stronger every year. It ensures that more and more students receive that special and unique educational experience that sets Dalhousie apart. Make your gift today.

Class Giving Projects are about Dalhousie alumni reuniting with their class and working together to make a difference in the lives of current and future students. Learn more about Class Giving.

projectDAL is an innovative tool to help the Dal community tell their story, reach potential donors, and raise funds. projectDAL has a social media component, allowing students and others to spread the word about campaigns in a fun, creative way.

Dalhousie Fund special projects are unique funding opportunities, often connected to a larger initiative or fundraising campaign.

Recent projects include:

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Take a Seat


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Fill the House

Pledge forms by mail:

Did you receive a Dalhousie Fund information in the mail, which included information about your faculty and a pledge sheet? You can make a gift by completing the pledge form and returning it to us using the enclosed envelope.

Donation by phone:

Did you speak with one of our student fundraisers on the phone? Our phonathon program operates from September to the end of April each year and employs current Dalhousie students who can help you make your gift over the phone.