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Ways to Give

ONLINE

Donate a monthly or one-time gift.

Accepted credit cards:

All monthly donations will be processed on the 15th of each month. An annual official tax receipt for the total of your monthly donations will be mailed in January of each year.

SSL Certificates

MAIL, PHONE, HAND DELIVERED

Please make cheques payable to Collingwood School and indicate parent and student names on the memo.

Mail:
Attention: Advancement office
70 Morven Drive
West Vancouver, B.C. V7S 1B2

Phone:
Gifts may be made over the phone:
604-925-3331 ext. 1182

Email enquiries to:
Advancement Office
Please refrain from sending any credit card information via email.

Hand Delivered:
Please deliver your donation accompanied by a donation form with parent and student names indicated to the reception desk at either campus.

SECURITIES

Significant tax savings occur when you donate publicly traded securities directly to Collingwood School including stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Securities received by the School are immediately sold and an official tax receipt is issued.

How to make a gift of securities to Collingwood:

Please fill out the Securities Intention Form and the Advancement office will follow up with the Direction to Transfer Shares Form. The Advancement office will provide you with Collingwood School's broker and transfer codes and ensure the timely issue of an official tax receipt.

Elain Evans
Executive Director of Advancement
elain.evans@collingwood.org
604.925.3331 ext. 2080

*Should you have paper stock certificates, please contact the Advancement office to make alternative arrangements.

LEGACY/WILL BEQUEST

No matter your financial situation, it is likely that you can leave something to charity through a will or trust. You can leave a specific amount, specific percentage, or the remainder of your estate after other bequests and debts have been paid. This is a meaningful way to leave a legacy and support Collingwood School.

Sample wording:
The following is sample wording for your will:

  • Percentage Gift
    "I direct my trustees to pay or transfer to Collingwood School ____% of my estate."
  • Residual Gift
    After paying debts and other bequests: "I direct my trustees to pay or transfer to Collingwood School the whole (or ____%) of the residue of my estate.
  • Specific Gift
    "I direct my trustees to pay or transfer Collingwood School the sum of $____"
    or
    "I direct my trustees to transfer to Collingwood School (identify the personal property to be given, for example 500 shares of XYZ stock)."
  • Special Bequests
    If you wish to designate your gift for a specific purpose, please contact us to discuss your intention before finalizing your will.

For more information please call Elain Evans.

Elain Evans
Executive Director of Advancement
elain.evans@collingwood.org
604.925.3331 ext. 2080

GIFT IN KIND

A gift-in-kind is a non-cash donation and includes items such as personal effects, artwork and real estate. Collingwood School gladly accepts gift-in-kind donations for which there is a use for Collingwood School and that have been approved by our Chief Financial Officer, Catherine Ruby.

Upon completed valuations (third-party if needed), a donation receipt will be issued for the fair market value of the gift. Official tax receipts are issued once Collingwood School receives all applicable donation forms, itemized receipts and valuation of fair market value from a Canadian source. Gifts greater than or equal to $1000 will require a third-party appraisal as per the CRA.

Please contact Amrit Nagra at amrit.nagra@collingwood.org to obtain the Gift-In-Kind Donation Form.

Parents’ Council events: For gift-in-kind donations for events such as the Spring Fair and Gala, please kindly contact the event chairs for the Parents’ Council Gift-in-Kind Donation Form. Not all donations such as works of art, antiques, jewelry and rare/unique items will be tax receipted unless valuation can be clearly identified or appraised and Collingwood School receives all applicable donation forms, itemized receipts and valuation of fair market value from a Canadian source.

For more information pertaining to official tax receipts and CRA’s standards for determining fair market value, please see the following links:

Determining fair market value of gifts in kind (non-cash gifts)

Deemed fair market value rule

WIRE TRANSFER

  1. Please fill out the Wire Transfer Intention Form and Amrit Nagra will follow up with the Electronic Funds Transfer Form.
  2. Fill out the Donations Electronic Funds Transfer Form and send to Amrit Nagra at amrit.nagra@collingwood.org

GIVING TO THE COLLINGWOOD SCHOOL FOUNDATION

To make a donation to the Collingwood School Foundation, BN 86868 0760 RR0001, please contact Elain Evans.

Elain Evans
Executive Director of Advancement
elain.evans@collingwood.org
604.925.3331 ext. 2080

Please visit here for more information.

Collingwood abides by the Association of Fundraising Professional’s Donor Bill of Rights.

Collingwood School reserves the right to decline donations that do not adhere to its Gift Acceptance Policy.