Legacy Giving

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, legacy 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 legacy 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.


Download Legacy Giving Brochure


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