Initiative Campaign

Types of Gifts

Making a gift today is easy

The gift you make today — whether by cash, cheque, credit card or direct deposit — will have an immediate impact. You can designate your gift to an area of special importance to you, or make your gift to the Queen's Fund and allow the University to support areas of greatest need.

Online: Make your gift through our secure server

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By phone: Please call 1-800-267-7837

By mail: Please send a cheque payable to Queen's University to:
Queen's University
Gift Services and Finance, Old Medical Building
99 University Avenue
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

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

Questions? Please call 1-800-267-7837 or email ann-give@queensu.ca

Planned Gifts: Enhancing the experiences of future generations

Through planned giving, you can achieve philanthropic objectives while minimizing tax implications and maximizing other financial benefits.

Many individuals support Queen's University generously throughout their lifetimes. That relationship can be continued in perpetuity by a bequest or other gift that is endowed in the donor's name, the family name, or in honour of a friend or loved one.

Planned gifts can be expressed through various funding channels:

  • bequests
  • charitable gift annuities
  • charitable remainder trusts
  • gifts of property or goods (gifts in kind)
  • gifts of registered retirement funds (RRSPs and RRIFs)
  • gifts of stocks and securities
  • charitable life insurance

Learn more on our Gift Planning website, or contact the Gift Planning team to explore options specific to your financial and philanthropic needs.

International Gifts: Your gifts from far away

Queen's University has wonderful alumni and friends all over the world who share in the commitment to build a great University. You do not have to live in Canada to direct your support to Queen's; many countries offer favourable tax treatment for such gifts!
Learn more about giving from outside Canada...

Matching Gifts: Your employer might double your gift

What is a matching gift? In companies that offer matching gift programs, when an employee makes a personal donation to a charitable organization on the company's list, the company will also make a gift to that same organization.

Check our Matching Gift Database to see if your company is registered with Queen's as a "matching gift company" or inquire with your employer's Human Resources department.

If you discover that your company has a matching gift program, simply complete a matching gift claim form and mail it to us along with your donation!

Please contact Laura Leeman, Coordinator, Pledge Management, (613-533-6000 ext. 75884) for more details...

Endowments

Endowed gifts never stop giving. With an endowment, your original gift is invested and managed in perpetuity by Queen’s University as part of a pooled fund, and the annual interest on it is allocated to the area of your choice.
Learn more about establishing an endowment...