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Support today’s students and tomorrow’s global and local leaders.

Thank you for considering supporting St. Lawrence College or renewing your support for SLC and our students. Please let us know how we can help – there are helpful links to give below or please contact us at 1.800.228.4664 or development@sl.on.ca if we can help!

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Join us as we invest in preparing today's students to meet and create tomorrow's opportunities.

In today's economy, post-secondary education is no longer just an option - it's a requirement. Our economy requires highly skilled and adaptable employees to keep pace with a rapidly changing environment, and St. Lawrence College is well-positioned to provide the education that our communities need. Yet education is not without its cost, and while the College is certainly an affordable option when the alternatives are considered, many students who have more talent than tuition face a financial barrier to obtaining a diploma, certificate or degree. Over 70% of current St. Lawrence College students have sought financial aid – ensuring they will graduate with debt. A number of students every year must cut their journey short, unable to continue to fund their dreams.

At the St. Lawrence College Alumni and Development Office we are trying to ease that burden, but just this year we had over 1,000 students apply for multiple awards of which there are fewer than 500 available bursaries. Student Aid continues to be the priority for the majority of our annual donors, and we hope you'll consider joining them. Our endowment for student financial aid is now close to $8 million, and the number of donors who have chosen to create Expendable Student Awards continues to grow.

Find out more about student awards.

Special Funds have been created to enhance the learning environment for our students:

  • The Extraordinary Learning Fund supports student initiatives that allow faculty and students to engage in and/or develop activities that will have a demonstrable benefit to their academic studies.
  • The Student Emergency Fund is for students that have unexpected situations occur that they are not financially prepared to absorb.
  • Special Interest Giving is a way for graduates, their families, College employees and communities, to give to the projects at the College that have special personal significance. Whether it's an athletics team, academic project, student government or clubs, or to fund scholarships, bursaries or extraordinary learning opportunities for the program from which you graduated, the 'special interest' is yours, and we'll work with you to find the right project.

Make your gift online through our secure donation site

There are several active appeals.

To find out more about how you can support these funds or an area of your personal interest through an annual gift or monthly credit card donation, contact development@sl.on.ca or call 1.800.228.4664.

Supporting opportunities and making an impact on students and our communities.

Giving a leadership gift to St. Lawrence College is a chance for you to make a substantial impact directly or indirectly on the students of the College. We work closely with leadership donors to find opportunities that will be the most meaningful, and projects that reflect the donor's values and wishes.

We appreciate and cherish each and every leadership gift. These are significant and life-changing gifts, for the donor as well as for the College community.

Often, leadership donors fund transformational projects such as capital projects, programs within specific departments or student aid.

As you learn more about making a leadership gift to St. Lawrence College, we think you'll be surprised to find out how you can transform the College community and change the lives of future graduates with just one gift.

To learn more about how to maximize the benefits of your donation, including tax minimization, use our simple tool here.

To find out more about opportunities for giving please contact:

The gift of a lifetime.

The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the Brockville campus and is a focus for the visual arts for Brockville and the great Eastern Ontario area. Creation of the gallery was made possible by a bequest from the estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate of the Fine Art program at St. Lawrence College, as well as additional donors to St. Lawrence College. Behind this gift is Marianne’s belief that wilderness adventure and education and art are inextricably bound together in an experience of enduring value and benefit to humanity. The bequest also funds bursaries for both part-time and full-time Fine Arts students at St. Lawrence College.

The Gift of a Lifetime

Leaving a gift to St. Lawrence College is a thoughtful way to create an ongoing legacy for future generations. Planned gifts, regardless of their size, can assist the College in fulfilling its mission by meeting the education and training needs of students in our communities. Consideration of a gift today can make a lasting difference for the students of tomorrow.

A planned gift can help you achieve your tax and financial goals, as well as your philanthropic goals, and can help you make a much larger gift than otherwise possible. Your gift can provide direct funding, or it can establish an endowment, for the faculty, school or department of your choice. You may also make your gift in honour or in memory of a special person in your life. With a little planning, you can create a truly lasting legacy for generations to come.

What is a Planned Gift

A planned gift is a charitable donation that can be arranged during your lifetime but is not available to the College until sometime in the future. The most common type of planned gift is a bequest, but there are many giving vehicles:

  • Bequests
  • Cash and securities
  • Gifts of property
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan assets

    To learn more about how to maximize the benefits of your donation, including tax minimization, use our simple tool here.

    For more information on Planned Giving or other ways to contribute to St. Lawrence, please contact the College’s Director of Development who will contact you personally to discuss your individual interests and wishes:

    Liz Gorman
    Director, Development and Alumni Relations
    613.544.5400, ext. 1437
    egorman@sl.on.ca

    Disclaimer

    The information presented here is of a general nature and is not intended to constitute advice to any particular person. Please consult your income tax, financial and/or legal advisors before considering or arranging a planned gift. All requests for information are confidential and will not obligate the requestor to make a planned gift.

    Recognize a loved one that has played an integral role in your life.

    Gifts in honour of someone are a meaningful way to make a donation in the name of friends, family, or coworkers. You may want to honour a family member, a favourite professor, or an individual who has inspired you. Tribute gifts can also be given in recognition of birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions.

    Memorials

    A memorial gift makes a difference in the lives of those at St. Lawrence College. You can invite friends and family to join your lasting tribute by including these words in the obituary notice:

    "In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Lawrence College to benefit (state area of interest here)." Contributions may be made online:

    To find out more about how you can set up or support a tribute or memorial funds, please contact the Alumni and Development Office development@sl.on.ca or call 1.800.228.4664.

    On Giving Tuesday, will you consider supporting SLC students?

    From student emergency aid to unique learning opportunities to vital classroom and lab equipment, the SLC Alumni Fund is your way to make a difference for the students who are hoping to make their own mark one day . . . just like you!
    Inspire the students who are following in your footsteps and show them what it means to be #ProudToBeSLC.

    Tuesday, November 30th is Giving Tuesday and we are participating. Support the #SLCAlumniFund

    Giving Tuesday

    St. Lawrence College’s goal is to provide a teaching environment that is current and leading edge just as a student would find in their future place of work.  In order to do this the College works with businesses to make donations of equipment and/or supplies that allow real world learning opportunities.

    Gifts "In-Kind"

    Gifts "in kind" consist of tangible items as opposed to a donation of money. The College accepts gifts in kind as they relate to academic programs for the benefit of our students. In many instances, a receipt for tax purposes can be issued for gifts in kind.

    Examples of gifts in kind which the Alumni and Development office has accepted in recent years include: computers and software, books, specialized lab equipment, and even automobiles.

    Please contact the Alumni and Development Office to discuss how your gift can make a difference to a program or the College as a whole.

    To find out more about opportunities for giving please contact:

    Alumni and Development
    1.800.228.4664
    development@sl.on.ca

    AREAS TO SUPPORT

    The St. Lawrence College Alumni and Development Office has an ongoing commitment to enhancing our program of student bursaries and scholarships. As the costs associated with post-secondary education continue to increase, the demand has never been greater for financial aid. Bursaries and scholarships can make a real difference in the life of a student, and can assist them in achieving their academic and personal goals.

    Donors are involved in the naming of the bursaries and scholarships, their direction toward a particular campus or academic program, and are invited to work with our office to develop selection criteria.

    Awards typically fall under one of two categories:

    • Endowed Awards
      Endowed awards are created when a specified minimum amount of capital is invested. The interest generated each year is drawn off and presented perpetually. The endowed principal remains untouched.
    • Annual Awards
      Annual awards are established when a sponsor commits to donate a specified minimum amount of $500 each year for a minimum of three years. The entire amount is presented each year. Sponsors supply a letter of intent to fulfill their pledge for a specified number of years.

    To find out more about how you can support these funds or an area of your personal interest through an annual gift or monthly credit card donation, contact development@sl.on.ca  or 1.800.228.4664.

    For information about creating an endowment, please contact Marie Miller, Senior Development Officer, at mgmiller@sl.on.ca or 613.544.5400, ext. 1910.

    Special Interest Giving is a way for graduates, their families or College employees to give to the projects at the College that have special personal significance. Whether it's an athletics team, academic project, student government or clubs, or to fund scholarships, bursaries or extraordinary learning opportunities for the program from which you graduated, the 'special interest' is yours, and we'll work with you to find the right project.

    Annual class, family or staff gifts support much-needed student bursaries, capital upgrades, and other academic programs and projects that enable St. Lawrence College to deliver a first-rate academic experience and an exceptional learning environment to a diverse group of future graduates.

    The Extraordinary Learning Fund supports student initiatives that allow faculty and students to engage in and/or develop activities that will have a demonstrable benefit to their academic studies.

    The Student Emergency Fund is for students that have unexpected situations occur that they are not financially prepared to absorb.

    WAYS TO GIVE

    Whether you wish to make an immediate gift or a pledge, you can make your gift using one of these methods:

    • Online: Click here to make your gift through our secure server.
    • By phone: Please call 1.800.228.4664 to make a credit card donation or pledge (choose “Bill me later” instead of “Credit Card” and we will contact you). If you require any assistance with the online form please contact development@sl.on.ca
    • By mail: Cheques can be made payable to:

    St. Lawrence College
    Attn: Alumni and Development Office
    100 Portsmouth Avenue
    Kingston, ON K7L 5A6

    • In-person: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person donations are not currently possible - if you would like to discuss other options, please be in touch with the Alumni and Development Office through email development@sl.on.ca or phone at 1.800.228.4664

    To learn more about how to maximize the benefits of your donation, including tax minimization, use our simple tool here.