How to Give
Your Generosity is valued at STU
Establish a Student Scholarship, Award, Prize or Bursary
Everyone wins when students receive financial support. There are several ways you can support deserving undergraduate students through scholarships, awards, prize and bursaries. You may wish to establish a named award to recognize the life and accomplishments of a friend, mentor, or family member. Putting your own name on an award is an excellent way to demonstrate the value you place on postsecondary education. You can create an annually funded award for as little as $500 a year for five years, or create and endowed award that will support an annual award in perpetuity. To learn more about establishing student awards please contact us.
Leaving a Legacy at STU
Planned Giving can be part of everyone’s life regardless of what stage you are currently living (i.e., education, career, retirement). At St. Thomas University we also like to plan beyond today’s needs. Your planned gift will strengthen the long-term financial security of St. Thomas well into the future. By giving a planned gift, you are laying the foundation for future Students.
A planned gift is a charitable donation arranged during your lifetime, leaving some or all of your estate to St. Thomas University in the future. This gift can be made with a specific purpose in mind and tailored to suit your interests and preferences.
Leaving a gift in your will won’t affect your current lifestyle, and, with careful financial planning, that gift can often be larger than might otherwise be possible. By making a planned gift to St Thomas University, you can help our students reach their greatest potential. Your legacy gift is an investment in our future, and the confidence it represents inspires our best efforts.
Planned gifts are easy to arrange and can produce benefits such as:
- Significant tax savings.
- Enhanced control and flexibility in managing your personal finances and estate planning needs.
- Enables you to increase your giving potential by looking at a different way of distributing your assets.
- The peace of mind you achieve by finalizing your plans for a meaningful gift to STU now or in the future.
Ways of Giving
Bequest in a will:
- If you don’t have a will, please consider including St. Thomas University in your future will.
- If you do have an existing will, you can simply add St. Thomas University to it by making an amendment to your current will.
Life insurance gifts:
- Donation of an existing policy
- Donation of a new policy
- Donation of the proceeds of a policy
- Stocks and other securities
- Gifts of Property
- Retirement Plans (RRSPs & RRIFs)
To learn more about leaving a legacy gift that will help ensure success for our future students, please contact Dionne Izzard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (506) 452-2140.
Please consult with your personal financial advisor or lawyer before establishing or changing your will.
At STU we host several events to benefit our students. Whether it is a golf tournament, dinner, lecture or distinguished speaker series there may be an opportunity for your business to gain exposure and support our students in one fell swoop. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.
Memorial contributions are often a comforting way to pay tribute to the memory of a friend, associate, or loved one who has passed away. Making a contribution in honour of an individual is likewise an appropriate expression of appreciation. Contributions made in memory or in honour of individuals may be directed as you wish; to students through the establishment of an award, or to a specific department or programme at STU. To learn more about making a tribute gift, please contact us.
Faculty & Staff Giving
Over the years, the faculty and staff of our University have donated overwhelmingly towards bursaries, athletics, scholarships, and the overall student experience. Many of these gifts are given bi-weekly through payroll deduction. This kind of support not only allows us to provide for our students in ways that we could not achieve otherwise, but it also sets the pace for success for all of STU's fundraising initiatives.
Faculty and staff giving sets an important example for our internal and external communities by demonstrating that we believe in the mission of our university, the importance of higher education and the student experience. In doing so, this encourages increased support from businesses, alumni and friends of STU.
Gifts of Stocks & Securities
Publicly traded securities include shares, such as stocks, income trust units, bonds, mutual fund units, bills, warrants and futures that are traded on Canadian and most foreign stock exchanges offer an advantage in making a major reduction to your taxable income. Donations of publicly traded securities to a registered charity are exempt of the capital gains tax. St. Thomas University’s Advancement staff would be pleased to provide step-by-step guidelines to assist you with your gift of publicly-listed securities.
If you are considering a gift to St. Thomas University, we strongly recommend that you seek professional financial and legal advice that takes into account your unique situation. We also encourage you to discuss your gift with the Advancement Department prior to finalizing the details of your gift arrangement. Click HERE to make a donation of shares.