An unrestricted gift is a contribution on which the donor places no restrictions. Unrestricted funds are extremely important because so many needs cannot be anticipated and do not fall within specific categories.

Your unrestricted gift, regardless of size, helps underwrite crucial activities ranging from student assistance to educational programs to capital projects. Unrestricted gifts enable the university to meet immediate needs, while gifts for unrestricted endowments help build a secure funding resource for the future. Unrestricted major gifts may be made to the annual fund to be spread over a range of fundraising goals in a given year.

To learn how your unrestricted gift can help VIU, please contact Susie Caswell, Advancement & Alumni Relations Office, Gift Planning and Donor Relations at or at 250.740.6216.

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