Knox’s engagement of graduates, former residents, and friends in philanthropy and stewardship is vital. Having the financial support of alumni/ae and friends means:
- ensuring opportunities for students and residents to pursue their education;
- planning boldly for the future of theological education;
- maintaining this building that so many have called home.
It also means helping to make a difference in the world we live in today.
At Knox we aspire to prepare students and residents to be dynamic leaders, to be vibrant and concerned citizens of the world, and to be ethical and socially conscious individuals. We are grateful recipients of your gifts and thoughtful stewards of your generosity.
Because your gifts very simply have a direct impact on our students’ success.
Ways to Give
There are many ways to support Knox’s mission. Consider the variety of ways you can make a gift and help us to prepare strong leaders for the church and for our communities.
Cash & Cheques
Corporate Matching Gifts
Double the impact of your gift with the help of your employer.
When you’re ready to make a gift to Knox, contact your Human Resources department to obtain a matching gift form and complete your portion. Then, include the form when you send in your gift to the College and we will take care of the rest. That’s all it takes to double the good you do!
Gifts in kind
Not all the support that Knox receives is financial.
Tax receipts may be issued for the fair market value determined when the gift is made. Gifts in kind may be added to the College’s collections for future generations of students and Faculty to enjoy or may be designated for liquidation upon transfer of ownership to Knox to provide the support the College relies on to continue preparing future leaders for the church.
Knox welcomes gifts of life insurance.
When you transfer ownership of an existing or new policy to Knox, you receive a tax receipt annually for premiums paid after the date of transfer. When you name Knox as beneficiary of your policy, the resulting tax credit will reduce estate taxes and increase the after-tax value of your estate for other beneficiaries.
A gift of life insurance is an affordable way to make a difference. A modest annual premium paid over time will result in a significant future legacy.
Stocks & Securities
Donating publicly traded stock and securities is a tax-smart way to support Knox College.
The simplest way to make your gift of stock or securities is to have the shares electronically transferred from your account to Knox College’s account. Staff in the Development office will help guide you through the process and provide all necessary information. The receipt value will be based on the closing trading price on the day Knox receives delivery of the shares. As with any gift, you may designate the use of the value of the securities or leave the gift unrestricted.
Plan for your gift now, but donate it later.
Funds are usually bequeathed as a:
- Residual amount (e.g. a share or percentage of your estate)
- Specific dollar amount, a specific piece of personal use or other property
Benefits of making a bequest:
- A bequest is a tax-effective means of supporting the College.
- Your estate may claim gifts in the year of death equal to 100 per cent of your net income in that year and the preceding year.
- You have use of the asset while you are alive.
- You can designate your gift to a College priority that meets your interest, such as a scholarship, capital project, or program.
A bequest is revocable and can be changed if your financial circumstances change.
By making a gift today, you are making a gift for the future.
Planned giving truly is providing for the future leaders of the church today.
Gifts In Memory/In Honour
Gifts made in memory or in honour of someone are welcomed and encouraged by Knox College.
Where to Give
Give to Knox’s area of greatest need. Or if you have a specific area in mind, designate your support. You might also be curious about some of our special initiatives.
Contact the Director of Development for more information.