Types and Ways of Giving

Gifts to Queen’s come in many sizes and shapes. 

The easiest way to make a financial gift is to write a cheque, make a pledge or use our secure on-line giving site. Your gift will be put to immediate use, and will help build a closer relationship between yourself and the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University.

  Gifts of cash, cheques or credit card: Make a difference now for Queen’s and enjoy immediate tax benefits.

  Cash gifts can be paid by pledge over a period up to and including 5 years. Payments can be made in monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annual installments.

  Donate stock and securities:  Gift publicly traded stock and securities and receive a tax receipt for the full appreciated value without being subject to capital gains tax.

  Gifts made in memory or in honour: Gifts may be made in memory or in honour of a friend, relative or classmate, or in recognition of a special occasion or achievement. A special acknowledgement card will be sent notifying the family or individual of the gift.

  Corporate Matching Gifts: Your gift can be increased significantly if you or your spouse’s employer matches charitable donations. Some companies will match a retiree’s gift.

  Gifts in Kind: Gifts of real estate, equipment, books, artwork, archival materials and other properties are welcomed by the University. You will receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the gift. If you are considering making a gift in kind, please contact the Advancement Office to discuss the possibilities.

Other meaningful giving options include the following:

  Bequests:  Remember Queen’s with a bequest, a gift by will.  Your estate will be eligible for a tax receipt for the value of the bequest up to a limit of 100 per cent of your net income in the terminal year and preceding year. 

  Life Insurance Gifts:  There are two ways to give a gift of life insurance to Queen’s. 

  • Make Queen’s the beneficiary of your insurance policy and your estate will receive a tax receipt equal to the death benefit proceeds paid to Queen’s. 
  • Transfer ownership of a new or existing policy to Queen’s and receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the policy, if any, and for premiums paid after the date of transfer.   

  RRSPs and RRIFs:  Name Queen’s as the beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF and enjoy your savings in life while creating a legacy for Queen’s.  A tax receipt will be provided to your estate for the full value of the proceeds received by Queen’s.

For many donors who have already made the decision to donate to the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University, a simple straightforward donation of cash, personal cheque or credit card is a convenient route. You can make your gift today at www.givetoqueens.ca

No matter what you choose to give in support of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University, we can assist you through the process.

For more information please visit the Initiative Campaign website