Whether you want to ‘pay it back’ or ‘pay it forward,’ every gift to Osgoode makes a difference. Through the generosity of our alumni and friends, Osgoode has been able to provide financial support to students, build better space for teaching and learning and create innovative new programs.  All gifts are tax deductible.

Ways of Giving

Credit Card or Cheque

To make a gift with a credit card now, please use our secure online donation form.

If you would like to give with a cheque, please make it payable to Osgoode Hall Law School/York University and mail to:

External Relations & Communications Office
Attn: Anita Herrmann
Osgoode Hall Law School
Ignat Kaneff Building
York University
4700 Keele Street
North York, ON  M3J 1P3


A gift of appreciated publicly traded securities is a simple and tax-effective way of supporting Osgoode Hall Law School/York University. As of May 2006, if you donate certain publicly listed securities directly to Osgoode Hall Law School/York University you are not required to pay tax on the capital gains, while receiving a tax receipt for the current fair market value of the donated stock.

This tax break can substantially reduce the cost of your charitable donation and enable you to give more than you otherwise would imagine possible.

Types of gifts that qualify:

Publicly traded securities, including stocks, bonds, and units of mutual funds that are listed on the Canadian or U.S. stock exchanges.

Certain publicly listed flow-through shares, issued prior to March 22, 2011 may also qualify. Consult your accountant or tax professional for more information.

Important Notes:

  • Your shares must be transferred directly to Osgoode Hall Law School/York University. If the shares are sold and then the proceeds are donated to York University, the enhanced tax benefits do not apply.
  • For valuation purposes, you will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full, fair market value of the shares, valued at the closing price on the day the securities are transferred to York University.

Planned Gift

Donors who are interested in making a substantial gift to the Law School will leave a bequest in their will, but there are other types of deferred gifts such as life insurance. We would be pleased to provide more information on the options available and the many areas within the Law School where gifts may be designated.

Donors who make a planned gift are recognized in The Thomas Brown Phillips Stewart Society.

If you have already made a future gift arrangement for Osgoode Hall Law School, we would like to record your intentions, but this does not create any legal obligation on your part. We would also appreciate the opportunity to review the terms of a Will (especially for specific bequests) before they are finalized so we may confirm our ability to accept and fulfill the gift’s intent.