What are other ways to make a gift?
The University of Saskatchewan offers you flexibility in the ways in which you choose to make your gift. We encourage you to explore the options to see which may suite your philanthropic goals.
Gifts of Publicly Traded Shares – In May 2006, the Federal Government eliminated the Capital Gains Tax on publicly traded securities. When you donate publicly traded securities (including stocks, bonds, bills and mutual fund units) directly to the University of Saskatchewan rather than selling them and donating the proceeds, you will pay no tax on capital gains realized on those securities. If you were to liquidate the same securities, 50% of the gain would be taxable.
Gifts of Property - The University of Saskatchewan has been the grateful recipient of a wide range of gifts of property, including farmland, residential and commercial real estate and developed and undeveloped land. A donor of property is eligible to receive an income tax receipt for the current market value of the property, determined by one or more qualified appraisers.
Gifts of Life Insurance - A gift of life insurance can enable you to leave a significant legacy to the University of Saskatchewan at a relatively low annual cost.
Bequest - A bequest is often referred to as "the ultimate gift" not only because it is a gift of cash or property that one makes in his or her will, but because it is a reflection of the beliefs and values you espouse during your lifetime. A gift through your will can help you make a significant gift that may not have been possible during your lifetime, and that won't diminish your lifestyle now.
I still have more questions about giving to University of Saskatchewan. Who should I talk to?
Our College Major Gifts Officer would be pleased to answer any of your questions.
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