Giving FAQs

Ursuline Hall, Brescia University College

Please browse the list of frequently asked questions for information about making a donation to Brescia University College.

What is the Brescia Fund?
The Brescia Fund is a collection of unrestricted funds the university college can draw upon to respond to immediate student needs. Gifts to the Brescia Fund support financial need based bursaries, academic scholarships & awards, enhanced student resources, study spaces, project materials and classroom equipment. Undesignated funds give Brescia the flexibility to respond to unanticipated needs and to seize unexpected opportunities throughout the year.
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 by phone?
Yes, VISA, MasterCard, or American Express donations can be made by calling 519-858-5005 or toll-free at 1-877-635-8534.
Does my gift qualify for a charitable credit against my Canadian income taxes?
Yes. Brescia University College is a registered Canadian Charity. Our Charitable Registration number is 1068 08462 RR0001.
What kind of income tax credit will I receive?
The Canada Revenue Agency’s charitable donation tax credit calculator is an online tool to help calculate your charitable donation tax credit.
I made a donation, but I have not received my tax receipt.
Please contact the Advancement Team at 519-858-5005 or toll-free at 1-877-635-8534 or e-mail supportbrescia@uwo.ca
If I live outside of Canada, is my donation 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 do not 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.
I still have more questions about giving at Brescia, who can I talk to?
Contact any member of our Advancement Team and we would be more than happy to talk to you.