A gift that gives back

Charitable Gift Annuities provide both immediate support to U of T and a secure income stream for your lifetime. Depending upon your age, this income may be 100 per cent tax-free.

A portion of the total contribution is used to purchase the annuity from a licensed insurance company, while the balance is retained by U of T as an immediate donation, for which you receive a charitable tax receipt.

The gift portion can support the University’s greatest needs, or you can designate it to a University priority that meets your interests.

Benefits of a charitable gift annuity

  • You receive a guaranteed income for life. Annuity rates are typically much higher than the return on guaranteed income investments.
  • Depending on your age, a substantial portion or all of the annuity payment is tax-free.
  • You receive a charitable tax receipt for the gift portion.

Example — a charitable gift annuity for an 80-year-old:

A transfer of $75,000 creates annual payments of $3,951, guaranteed for life, while $25,000 becomes the gift portion to U of T and the amount of your charitable tax receipt.

For more information, please contact:
Michelle M.B. Osborne, CFRE
Executive Director, Gift Planning
J. Robert S. Prichard Alumni House
21 King’s College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3J3

Donor recognition

The King's College Circle Heritage Society recognizes alumni and friends who have remembered the University through a provision in a will or other form of planned gift.

If you have left a gift in your will, please let us know.