Ways to Give

The Our Next Century campaign is an extraordinary time in Vancouver College’s history. Every gift and every pledge helps us achieve our goal and makes a significant difference to our students’ educational program for today, as well as the next 100 years.

Gifts of Cash

The simple cash gift to the Vancouver College Millennium Foundation, including online giving, cheque, bank draft, direct transfer, or credit card, is the most popular form of charitable giving. A tax-creditable receipt is issued for the full amount of your gift. During the Our Next Century campaign, gifts may be directed towards capital for campus redevelopment, the financial assistance program to help qualified families with tuition fees, or the school’s greatest needs for emergent priorities. If you wish to direct your gift towards another area, please contact Ronith Cogswell, Director of Advancement by email at rcogswell@mail.vc.bc.ca or call 604-639-2256.

Gifts Through an Employer's Matching Gift Program

Many companies encourage their employees to contribute to charities by offering a "matching gift" program. This means the company will donate funds equal to your contribution to the same fund, effectively doubling the gift. We encourage you to check with your employer to see if they offer a charitable gift-matching program.

Gifts of Securities

Publicly traded securities include shares, bonds, and mutual funds. Tax savings are substantially greater when donating publicly traded securities directly to VC rather than donating the cash proceeds from the sale of these same securities.

Capital gains from securities donated to Vancouver College are not subject to tax. Donors benefit from a tax receipt for the full value of their securities valued at the closing trading price of the securities on the date the shares are received in the Vancouver College Millennium Foundation’s brokerage account.

Please contact Ronith Cogswell, Director of Advancement, for more information or download a transfer form to initiate the process.

Gifts of Future Interest in Property (Real Estate)

By arranging a gift of residual or future interest in property (Example: a painting,) or real estate to Vancouver College, donors may reduce their income tax now while retaining the right to use and enjoy the property. In return, Vancouver College issues a tax-creditable receipt reflecting the present value of the residual interest. Upon the donor’s passing or at the end of an agreed-upon period, VC automatically becomes the full owner of the property. The property is not part of the donor’s estate, resulting in a lower probate and other estate-settlement fees in the future.