You’ll receive a receipt by email within 3-5 business days after your gift is processed online. Some exceptions apply during holiday closures.
All personal information from your donors will be collected, protected, used, disclosed and retained in compliance with British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This offers donors great assurances that their information will be private and secure.
Unfortunately this means we cannot release donor lists to you, even though you solicited the gifts and they gave to your campaign. We know this can be frustrating, and have strategies in place to help you reach out to your donors, while ensuring FIPPA compliance. It’s also a great idea to get donors, especially if they are close contacts, to inform you directly when they’ve made a gift.
In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Simon Fraser University online at give.sfu.ca, by mail to 2118 Strand Hall, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 Canada or by calling 778.782.4154
Gifts dated and postmarked on or before December 31 are eligible to receive a tax receipt for that calendar year.
All the funds provided for scholarships, bursaries and awards go directly to the student recipients. There are no administrative costs associated with your donation.
If you are a U.S. donor, and you make a gift online, you will receive a Canadian tax receipt. SFU alumni and family of alumni can use a Canadian tax receipt against income in the U.S. However, if you would like a U.S. tax receipt, you need to donate by cheque, made payable to Friends of SFU.
Every time your scholarship or bursary is awarded, we will notify you of the name of the student recipient.
All year, we call donors and alumni to keep you informed on the impacts of your support around campus.
Our callers are all SFU students - many of them in their first few years of undergraduate studies. They are active in clubs on campus, volunteering in the community and, for most, this is their first real job.
When you receive your call from SFU students, please take a moment to chat, reminisce and find out first-hand how much your donation means to them and to everyone at the university.
If wish to update your communication preferences, you can do that here. Thank you for taking the time!
Each year we’ll send you a pledge reminder in advance of your award due date to request funds from you. You can pay for award with a cheque, or via credit card online or over the phone.