Many ways to give

Make a donation in one of the following ways:

Send a Card

CFTAU has a full selection of cards to help celebrate milestones in yours or your loved one’s life. Cards can be personalized for any occasion including, births, birthdays, anniversaries, bar/bat mitzvah celebrations, holidays and more.   


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By making a donation in lieu of a gift or to commemorate an accomplishment you are making a meaningful contribution to ensure that TAU provides ground-breaking research to life-saving technology, helps shape the future of Israeli society and produces alumni that become tomorrow’s leaders, teachers and innovators. Your support helps narrow the gap between rich and poor in Israel by providing social programs that affords qualified students from disadvantaged circumstances the financial and academic support to succeed.

Donate in honour or memory of a friend or loved one and we will send a card acknowledging your thoughtful gift.

CFTAU will also take care of your New Year, Hanukkah and Passover card mailings. Give us your list and we’ll do the rest!

Gift of Securities

Donating appreciated stocks, securities or mutual funds directly to Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University is more cost effective than selling the stock and making a cash gift. There are many attractive tax incentives available to you with this program.


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Stock, Securities, Bonds, Mutual Funds and RRSP Gifts

Donating appreciated stocks, securities or mutual funds directly to Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University is more cost effective than selling the stock and making a cash gift. There are many attractive tax incentives available to you with this program.

Thanks to changes in the Federal budget of May 2006, you no longer have to pay capital gains tax when you donate a gift of appreciated securities to Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University. Individuals who sell appreciated stock are required to pay tax on 50 percent of the capital gain. However, if you donate the stock to charity, you pay no capital gains and receive a tax receipt for the full value of the stock. This makes donating appreciated stock one of the most effective ways to donate to CFTAU.

The following example illustrates the benefit of a gift of securities to make a charitable contribution vs. selling stock and donating the cash:

 

Sell securities and donate cash

Gift securities transferred directly to CFTAU

Fair market value of security (a)

$40,000

$40,000

Cost base (b)

$8,000

$8,000

Capital gain (c) (c=a-b)

$32,000

$32,000

Taxable capital gain (c @ 50%)

$16,000

0

Tax on capital gain at 46%

$7,360

0

Tax credit on donation (a @ 46%)

$18,400

$18,400

Net tax savings

$11,040

$18,400

*The above assumes the gift was made in Ontario at a marginal tax rate of 46% **The tax receipt would be based on the unit closing price on the day CFTAU receives the shares into our broker’s account

*If you are considering a donation like appreciated stock, securities or mutual funds, we encourage you to consult your own financial and legal advisors. They will ensure your donation is tailor made to your personal circumstances to maximize your tax advantage.

Note: Stock transfer forms sent by mail will delay the start of the transfer process and may affect the ultimate receipt value. Please notify Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University by telephone at 416.787.9930 (Ontario and and Western Canada) or 514.344.3417 (Ottawa, Quebec and Atlantic Canada) of your pending donation and ensure that a copy of the completed form is also forwarded to your broker/investment advisor who will be responsible for the transfer.

Scholarships – Graduate Fellowships

These scholarships support students at TAU’s Overseas School, or one of TAU’s English-language graduate level international programs. Between $11,000 – $32,000 per year plus $15,000 a year for housing.


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Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowship

A named Postdoctoral Fellowship is valued at $30,000 (NIS 110,000) per year and enables talented PhD’s to further augment their research experience before taking on their own laboratory or research group. Donors may sponsor 1 year or the full 3-year term.

Doctoral Fellowship

Support Israel’s “academic entrepreneurs” on their path to innovative and enriching directions in science and scholarship for $22,000 (NIS 80,000) per year. Donors may sponsor 1 year or the full 3-year term.

Master’s Fellowship

Your gift of $18,000 (NIS 65,000) per year will enable master’s students to deepen their knowledge before spreading their wings as tomorrow’s leaders, professionals and educators. Donors may sponsor 1 year or the full 3-year term.

Need Based Undergraduate Scholarships

New Chances

A $6,000 (NIS 22,000) scholarship targets students living with serious financial difficulties, such as new immigrants, single parents, minority groups and others. Donors may sponsor 1 year or the full 3-year term.

Reserve Combat Soldiers

These $7,000 (NIS 25,000) scholarships support TAU students who perform annual reserve duty in IDF combat units and cover not only tuition but also tutoring and counseling when required. Donors may sponsor 1 year or the full 3-year term.

Presidential Scholars

This affirmative action program gives extra financial, academic and emotional support ($7,000) to young people whose disadvantaged background could otherwise prevent them from pursuing a university degree. Donors may sponsor 1 year or the full 3-year term.

International Students

These scholarships support students at TAU’s Overseas School, or one of TAU’s English-language graduate level international programs. Between $11,000 – $32,000 per year plus $15,000 a year for housing.

Merit Based Scholarships: Rewarding Excellence

Recruitment

These scholarships enable TAU to offer a competitive admissions package to the very best students as they enter their first year of undergraduate studies. $6,000 per year.

Special Scholarships and Prizes

Offering merit-based financial incentives encourages and recognizes excellence. $6,000 per year.

Other Opportunities

Research Fellowship Circle

Become a member of the Research Fellowship Circle with a minimum contribution of $1,000. Each group of 30 members will help us fund a post-doctoral scientist for 1 year.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Imagine doubling your gifts to CFTAU at no cost to you! Many companies and organizations support their employee's philanthropic initiatives through corporate giving. Corporate giving enhances an organization’s reputation, helps to increase brand recognition, along with attracting quality employees while increasing retention.


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Wills and Estates

Find out how you can leave a legacy. Planned giving can help reduce your taxes, supplement your income and maximize the benefits to your estate and its beneficiaries. For a complete list of advantages of our bequest program, please contact us directly.


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Start a Fund

Establish a fund in honour or in memory of someone. An initial contribution of $1,500 from either an individual or a group of family and friends will ensure that a name will live on. To keep the fund active, a minimum annual donation of $180 is required. Contact us to set up your Honour or Memorial Fund today!


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CFTAU Ontario and Western Canada

3130 Bathurst Street, Suite, 214, Toronto, ON | M6A 2A1 | Phone: 416.787.9930
Email: toronto@cftau.ca

CFTAU Ottawa, Quebec and Atlantic Canada

6900 Boulevard Décarie, Suite 3480, Montreal, QC | H3X 2T8 | Phone: 514.344.3417
Email: montreal@cftau.ca