Ways to Give
There are many ways to make a charitable contribution to St. Mark's College. Gifts and pledges may be tailored to achieve your charitable objective while providing you with significant tax benefits. For all enquiries and assistance, please contact the Development Office at 604-822-5438 or [email protected]
Monthly and One Time Gifts
Whether you give once or multiple times during the year, your annual support enables our community to deliver its higher education experience to its students.
Creating an endowed gift enables our donors to make a lasting impact on our campus community to providing a gift that gives forever.
Gifts in Kind
A gift in kind is a non-cash donation, which includes items such as book collections, real estate, artwork, and personal effects. Acceptance of these gifts is made on an individual basis. We gladly accept gifts that can be of use to the College and gifts that will enhance and further the College's mission. For donations of $1,000 or more, the donor must provide an independent third-party appraisal from a qualified professional.
Gifts of Securities
Gifts can be made with stocks, bonds and mutual funds, which can offer extra tax benefits to the donor, as capital gains tax can be eliminated.
Deferred or Planned Gifts
Bequests are a very meaningful way to be part of both the past and the future of St. Mark's College. By naming the College as a beneficiary in your will, it is possible to leave a significant legacy to the College. Your bequest may be for a set dollar amount, a percent or fraction of your estate, or part of the remainder of your estate after other bequests have been settled.
While unrestricted bequests grant St. Mark's College freedom to allocate your support where the need is greatest, some donors may wish to make a restricted bequest to enhance a specific program or cherished project, or establish a new fund such as an endowed scholarship to honour a favorite instructor or family member.
Gifts from Retirement Plan Assets
Assets in tax-deferred retirement plans can be an appealing charitable gift to make to St. Mark's College. You can designate the College as the beneficiary of all - or a portion - of your retirement plans. It is recommended that you consult with your legal and financial advisors who can assist you on the most advantageous way to proceed with this gifting option.
You can purchase a life insurance policy with St. Mark's College as the beneficiary or transfer benefits from an existing policy that you may no longer need.
If you have already named St. Mark's College in your estate plans, please let us know so that we can honour you and your gift in our planned giving circle of donors.