Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a charitable gift to support King’s. A gift to King’s recognizes and enriches the excellent academic life and its associated student activities that are at the heart of our small university. Simply choose the option below that suits you best.

Make a gift online

Make a gift online today using our online giving form.

Make a Gift by Interac e-Transfer

King’s is pleased to now offer an interac e-transfer option for gifts. We invite you to give it a whirl! Using your online bank, add the University of King’s College as a recipient and use giving@ukings.ca for the email address. Important: In the “message” block of your e-transfer, please be sure to write where you want us to direct your gift and provide your email address so that King’s can issue you with a tax receipt.

If you are planning to make an Interac e-Transfer donation and need assistance, contact Paula Johnson at paula.johnson@ukings,ca or (902) 422-1271.

Make a gift by telephone or mail

Phone: Call Paula Johnson at (902) 422-1271 to make a gift.

Mail: To mail your donation please download, print and complete our donation form [PDF] and mail it with your cheque or credit card information to:

Advancement Office
University of King’s College
6350 Coburg Rd
Halifax NS B3H 2A1

Become a monthly donor

When you support King’s with your monthly gift, there are a number of benefits for King’s and for you.

For King’s, your monthly gift provides reliable and sustainable income—it’s support we can count on! Your monthly gift also helps King’s to budget and plan ahead, allowing our community to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.

For you, monthly giving is convenient and easy. You sign up once, choose your payment option (automatic debit to your bank account or credit card) and that’s it. No more forms to fill out. Monthly giving is also flexible. You can increase, decrease or stop your monthly gift at any time.

To become a monthly donor, contact Paula Johnson at paula.johnson@ukings.ca | (902) 422-1271.

Make a gift of securities

Giving a gift of securities is a great way for you to support King’s. There are advantages for you and for King’s—here’s why:

Were you to sell shares and donate the cash proceeds to King’s, you would have to pay a capital gains tax; but when you donate your shares directly to King’s, the capital gains tax is eliminated. This means two things: 1) King’s will end up with a larger gift, and 2) you will end up with a larger tax credit.

A gift of securities may be made during your lifetime or as a gift in your will, achieving the same tax benefits. Use our securities letter of direction form [PDF] to talk with your financial planner about making a gift of securities to King’s today.

Should you have any questions or require additional information about making a gift of securities, contact Adriane Abbott at adriane.abbott@ukings.ca | (902) 422-1271.

Make a gift via your donor-advised fund

As the popularity of donor-advised funds (DAF) rises, people are giving to King’s through their DAFs. This is a fund established within a foundation or operating charity – a form of charitable investment account for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations you care about. When you contribute cash, securities, or other assets to a donor-advised fund, you are eligible to take an immediate tax deduction. Then those funds can be invested for tax-free growth, and you can recommend grants to any eligible charity. DAFs can be opened by an individual, a family, a group of unrelated people, a partnership, corporation, or association.

Notifying us of your intention to give via your DAF will ensure your support is acknowledged and recognized, just like donors who give any other way.

Should you have any questions or require additional information about your DAF gift, contact Adriane Abbott at adriane.abbott@ukings.ca | (902) 422-1271.

Make a gift in your will

A gift to King’s in your will is a gift for the future—impacting the lives of King’s students for generations to come.

Bequests are a significant part of the university’s ongoing financial health and provide continually for enhancements, touching all facets of college life. Throughout King’s history, planned gifts have created exceptional opportunities for King’s students from scholarships and bursaries to academic enhancements to improvements to campus buildings—and so much more.

For you, there are the financial benefits to planned giving, like tax relief to your estate. A gift in your will also allows your assets (and your family’s) to remain unchanged during your lifetime.

I’m leaving King’s a gift in my will. It won’t build a building or bankroll a new academic program, believe me, but it’s something, and doing so has great meaning for me. What I leave in my will is part of my legacy, a mark of who and what have really mattered to me in my life.

– John MacKay, BA’71

There are also plenty of giving options. You can gift a specific dollar amount or a specific asset, such as securities. Or you can gift a share of the balance remaining in your estate after taxes, expenses and your other specific bequests have been distributed.

You can direct your gift to student assistance, or to an area of university life that is meaningful to you or leave it unrestricted to allow King’s to address the area of greatest need.

To learn more about the variety of planned giving opportunities, or to simply start a conversation about it, contact Alyssa Feir at alyssa.feir@ukings.ca | (902) 422-1271.

Make a gift to King’s to honour someone

Celebrate someone special in your life with a gift to King’s today. Your recipient will be notified that you have made a gift in their honour.

Should you have any questions about gifts in honour, please contact Adriane Abbott at adriane.abbott@ukings.ca |(902) 422-1271.

Make a gift to King’s to remember a life

The act of giving is a beautiful gesture and a wonderful way to celebrate a person’s legacy, and the bond you shared. When you make a gift in memoriam to King’s, it’s a gesture you make to celebrate the life of someone special to you.

Should you have any questions about gifts in memoriam, please contact Adriane Abbott at adriane.abbott@ukings.ca or (902) 422-1271.

Make a matching gift through your employer

As part of their corporate social responsibility programs, many companies encourage their employees to give to charitable causes by making contributions through a “matching gifts” program. Should your company have one, your gift to King’s will double in value with no additional cost to you.

To inquire whether your employer has such a program, simply contact your company’s human resources department.

We’re here, too, to answer any questions you may have about matching gifts. Contact Paula Johnson at paula.johnson@ukings.ca | 902-422-1271.

Make a payroll gift

If you are currently a King’s employee, you can make a gift through payroll. A payroll gift via your salary is an easy and convenient way to give.

For more information or to set up or change an existing payroll gift, contact Paula Johnson at paula.johnson@ukings.ca | (902) 422-1271.