There are many ways you can make the kind of impact you want through your gift to Dalhousie.

Follow in the footsteps of other generous donors by:

  • Establishing an endowment
  • Creating a new fund
  • Donating personal property as a gift in kind


When you create an endowment, the principal of your gift remains intact. It is invested according to the university’s investment policy, and a portion of the interest earned is used each year to fulfill the terms of the gift.

One of the benefits of an endowment is that your gift continues to make a difference in perpetuity. Over time, the principle will often grow, increasing the impact it can have.

A member of our Development team will work with you to create a gift agreement that outlines exactly how you want the disbursements from your endowment spent. Endowments are often created to fund scholarships and bursaries, academic Chairs, or academic enhancements.

Creating a Fund

Do you have a specific objective you want to achieve with your gift to Dalhousie? If so, then you might want to consider creating a new fund, where you can state exactly how you want your gift to be used.

Perhaps you want to provide scholarships to students from a certain community or group. Or, maybe you want to ensure students in a specific program can have field experiences or the opportunity do research in a lab. Whatever your goal, our team will capture your wishes in a gift agreement so that your gift will make the impact you want.

When you establish a new fund, you can decide if you want your gift endowed, as described above, or spent annually.

Gifts In Kind

Students and academic programs benefit from a wide variety of in-kind gifts. Personal property like books, musical instruments, property or a variety of collections can give students and researchers access to resources they wouldn’t have otherwise.

In kind gifts are valued by an independent appraiser. Gift receipts are issued for donations valued at $1,000 or more.

Our Development Team

Our team of professional gift officers are able to help you achieve your philanthropic goals through your gift to Dalhousie. Contact a member of our team to start the conversation today.

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