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The Associates of the University of Toronto is a volunteer-run organization that helps American alumni and friends stay connected with U of T, and for those who wish, make donations that comply with international tax law.

The 501(c)(3) non-profit has facilitated donations to U of T since 1947, including helping to establish the thriving Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

Support The Associates of the University of Toronto

Make a gift

The Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, helps American corporations, foundations and residents who want to give to the University of Toronto but require a U.S. tax receipt.

  • If you are a U of T alum, or the spouse, child, grandchild, parent or sibling of a U of T alum, you may make an online donation directly to U of T and use your Canadian charitable receipt for your U.S. income tax return under the Canada-United States Income Tax Convention.
  • If you are an American citizen or resident who is not an alum or not related to a U of T alum, or if you represent a corporation, foundation, or trust that requires a U.S. tax receipt, you can contribute to the University through The Associates.
  • Donate online through our PayPal account.
  • Mail a cheque payable to: The Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc.
    c/o Mr. Gary Kaufman
    Treasurer, The Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc.
    58 West 84th Street, #2F
    New York, NY 10024 USA
  • Send a payment by wire transfer to Citibank N.A. Download the wire transfer form and information
  • Donate stocks or securities: Please reach out to us at for information.

  • You may direct your gift to any specific area or fund at the University of Toronto in a letter accompanying your cheque or wire transfer form.

  • Our Registered Tax ID Number is 13-614-2038.

  • The Associates conveys donations to the University of Toronto in quarterly intervals from The Associates’ office in New York. Therefore, be aware it may take a several weeks to process your gift.

Attend an event, or volunteer

The Associates maintains a regular schedule of events for American alumni. To learn more or to receive event invitations, please email or call toll free 1-800-699-1736.

Volunteers are welcome, for The Associates is entirely volunteer-run. To find out more, please email or call toll free 1 800-699-1736.

Stories of The Associates’ support for U of T

Irene Miller and Anoush Khoshkish give back through scholarships

“Those of us who are living in America, we don’t forget our Canadian roots. The Associates facilitates that.” ~ Irene R. Miller (BSc 1974)

U of T alumna Irene R. Miller (BSc 1974 Food Sciences) and her husband, the late professor and investment manager Anoush Khoshkish, set up the Miller Khoshkish Foundation for estate planning and charitable giving. “Under the U.S. law, we can only give to 501(c)(3) corporations,” said Miller. “That’s why The Associates is extremely important.”

Miller and Khoshkish were able to endow three graduate scholarships at the University: two in chemistry, to honour their areas of academic interest, and one in music to honour their love of culture and Miller’s childhood orchestra rehearsals at U of T. “We were delighted to be able to do this,” she said. “It’s been a great thrill to meet the students, and to receive their letters explaining their work.”

Establishing the Centre for the Study of the United States

“We remind Americans that Canada’s greatest university is doing good things for the United States.” ~ Paul Cadario (BASc 1973)

Naturally, scholarship on U.S. issues is often close to the hearts of U.S. alumni. The Associates built up an endowment and in 1999 established The Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy—today, the largest group of U.S. scholars ever gathered in Canada.

“They’ve had scholars across several disciplines,” said Paul Cadario (BASc 1973), who chairs The Associates’ volunteer board. “Not just politics and economics, but the range of American studies in the broadest sense. Even before the founding of the Centre, the G8/G20 Research Group was established initially through the generosity of The Associates. It’s been wonderful to see what the University’s done with the money.”

About The Associates of the University of Toronto

The Associates of the University of Toronto’s mission is to accept donations from sources within the United States for the benefit of the University. Since 1947, The Associates has donated millions for U of T projects, supporting students and research in every corner of campus. The Associates is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has been granted and maintains a public charity status as defined by the United States Department of the Treasury.

The Associates is run by a six-member volunteer board that meets annually in June in either New York or Toronto. The volunteers organize events for U.S. alumni, administer the organization, and manage donations in collaboration with University of Toronto donations management staff.

Over the years, the group has endowed professorships in American studies and helped alumni support many research and educational goals—whether through ordinary gifts, bequests, employer matching programs, or even gifts in kind.

The Associates’ expertise in American topics and strong links with American friends and alumni also help the University of Toronto strengthen its international research collaborations and attract international students. More than half of U of T international research publications include American co-authors. And more than 25,000 U of T alumni make up the University’s “diaspora” in the United States.

View the Financial Statements and Form 990 for the Associates of the University of Toronto (PDF files):




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