Join Cape Breton University’s supporters all over the world, dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of the current and future CBU family! Your gifts support CBU’s current campaigns and priorities, as well as enhance the educational opportunities of our students.

Impact Of Giving

Your gift, regardless of size, can have a major impact on CBU. As our students prepare to step out into the world and shape the future you can make a difference in their lives. Your generous contribution to CBU can be used exactly as you’d like—all you have to do is specify your wishes, and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

Frequently Asked

Gifts to Forever CBU support the campaign’s priorities. Rooted in our students, the campaign aims to break down barriers to education, increase access to under-represented groups, and enhance student support, infrastructure, and programming.

Cape Breton University has ambitious plans for this new decade. Your support will help us build on past achievements and play a lead role in fostering a world-class learning environment for our students.

All gifts given to the Forever CBU Campaign are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

Tax receipts are issued in name of the individual paying for the gift (e.g. the credit card holder or cheque signatory).

If you donate online your receipt will be emailed to you right away. If you give through the mail or over the phone your receipt will be mailed to you within two weeks.

Charitable Tax Number

Cape Breton University

BN# 119279032RR0001

Gifts can be made to the Forever CBU campaign in memory of someone. These gifts can be designated to the campaign and/or location of the givers choice. A card indicating a gift has been made to the University is sent to the family of the deceased and the donor receives a tax receipt for their gift.

Some donors choose to establish scholarship or bursary funds in memory of an individual or in recognition of a group. Funds may be raised by one-time gifts from a single donor or from numerous gifts from numerous contributors. All such funds are placed in an endowment fund which sees the principal invested to raise interest which is paid out for yearly scholarships and/or bursaries.

Yes, you can donate gifts of stock. For the tax receipt amount, the University’s policy is to use the closing price of the stock on the day it is received in the University’s account.

As of May 2006, if you donate publicly listed securities directly to CBU, you are not required to pay tax on the capital gains, while receiving a tax receipt for the current value of the donated stock.

Yes, contact the fundraising office will be happy to discuss the particulars. Note: donations of Canadian cultural property can be claimed up to 100 per cent of net income and any capital gain arising on the donation of the property is not taxable.

A planned gift allows you to prepare now for a gift that will make a significant impact on Cape Breton University in the future. These gifts include bequests, retirement funds, stocks & securities, gifts-in-kind and life insurance policies.

If you leave a gift in your will, your estate is entitled to a tax receipt.

For more donation or tax receipt inquiries, please call (902) 563-1232 or email [email protected]

Our Team

Whether you’re alumni, a current student, or a member of our larger community, your support can make a huge impact on Cape Breton University. But how can you make sure your gift or donation arrives here at CBU? That’s where our Development team comes into the picture!

Take a moment to meet the team that works tirelessly to connect you with CBU:

Sara Burke

Vice President, Development
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Ricky McCarthy

Development Officer – Major Gifts & Donor Relations
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Stephanie MacDougall

Manager, Communications & Donor Relations
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Helen MacDonald

Assistant to the Vice-President, Development
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Steve Horne

Manager, Recreation, Sport & Special Projects
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Mora Giovannetti

Senior Researcher, Prospect & Development
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Sonya MacDonald

Manager, Development Operations
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Mark Inglis

Development Officer – Alumni Relations
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Joey Lever

Development Officer – Annual Giving
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Our Development team is here to answer any questions you may have, as well as to accommodate any specific requests regarding how your gift or donation will be used. For more information on donating to the Forever CBU campaign, contact us today. Or, if you’re ready to donate right now, check out our online donation option to find out how you can leave a lasting legacy here at CBU.