Every gift to the University of Victoria is valued. The centralized UVic recognition and subsequent stewardship program aims to provide donors with appropriate, meaningful and timely recognition of their gifts and invites donor and community participation in UVic programs.
TheDonor Honour Roll is published online in appreciation of our donors.
Introducing our first edition of the ‘Investing in Achievement’ donor newsletter.
You will find special thanks given to donors, from student award recipients and
an inspiring story from a donor who wanted to give back.
The Annual Review highlights achievements at the University of Victoria, many of which were made possible by donations.
Our donors are recognized as members of our Giving Circles.
We are pleased to offer some naming opportunities of funds or facilities as a way to recognize donors.
Our donor stewardship program is in accordance with current regulations by the Canadian Revenue Agency. We appreciate your understanding.
- Annual Leadership Circle : Annual Donors $1,000+ to $24,999
- Benefactors’ Circle: Lifetime Donors $25,000 to $99,999
- President’s Circle: Lifetime Donors $100,000+
Recent events for our donors have included tours of our own Finnerty Gardens, the First Peoples House, receptions at the Biblio Café and the Legacy Art Gallery and Café in downtown Victoria and Dinner at the University Club. These receptions were the perfect backdrop for donors to meet some student award beneficiaries and hear first hand testimonials from student speakers.
The University of Victoria appreciates the generous contributions of donors who invest in the future of our students, our faculty and our campus. We are pleased to offer a variety of opportunities for public recognition. Donors can lend their name to student awards, endowed positions or university facilities. They may choose to recognize a family member or individual by naming a scholarship, chair or facility in their honour. All naming is subject to the approval of the Board of Governors. Naming recognition is available according to the following guidelines:
- Naming of academic positions
Endowed Chair $3 - $5 million
Endowed Professorship $1.5 - $2.5 million
Endowed Visiting Scholar, Artist or Professorship $250,000 - $1.5 million
Faculty Fellowship $750,000 - $1.5 million
Post-Doctoral Fellowship $750,000 - $1.5 million
Graduate Fellowship $25,000 (annual commitment) to $500,000 (endowed)
Annual Lectureships series $250,000 to 1.5 million
Visiting Lectureship $100,000 - $250,000
- Naming of endowed student awards
Post-Doctoral Award $200,000 minimum
Graduate Award $100,000 minimum
Undergraduate Scholarship $25,000
Co-Op Study Award $25,000
Student Bursary $25,000
- Naming of university facilities
The university has a variety of academic areas, laboratories, seminar rooms, outdoor spaces and other facilities available for naming by donors who contribute $50,000 or more to the university. We would be pleased to meet with you to discuss options available in new and existing buildings on our campus.
UVic staff adhere to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regulations on charitable giving that stipulate that, to be considered a charitable gift, donors make a voluntary transfer of property without any expectation of return or a benefit beyond items of “nominal value” of $75.00 or 10% of a gift, whichever is the lesser. Thus, the recognition program at UVic is not linked to provision of benefits with any market value, but tied to building relationships between people and programs.