St. Andrew's College has been at the forefront of Christian leadership education for a century. As we move into our second century we encourage you to consider how you can play a role in continuing the legacy of sustaining the support the college and our students have received from churches, individuals and alumni/ae since it was founded in 1912.
St. Andrew's College depends a great deal on continuous support from the people of the United Church community - congregations, UCW groups, individuals and members of our alumni/ae. In order to continue to fulfill our mission and support our students we need your gifts.
Beyond their annual support, many chose to provide for the work of St. Andrew's College through legacy giving opportunities. Legacy gifts are gifts from your estate and/or accumulated financial resources, and can be provided directly to St. Andrew's College or to the college through The United Church of Canada.
The most common legacy gifts are:
Many people choose to continue their commitment to the college and our students by making a bequest to the college in their will. Your will is an excellent opportunity to provide for the college's future. Consider including a provision for the college in your will. Your estate will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of the bequest, which could result in a sizeable income tax credit to your estate.
A United Church Gift Annuity creates a gift to the college at the time of your death and gives you income for as long as you live. Important points to remember are:
Gift of Securities
When you make a gift of securities (shares or mutual funds) to the college you do not pay capital gains. Yet your charitable tax receipt is for the full value of the securities on the day they are received by the college.
Gifts of Life Insurance
When you make the college the beneficiary only of an insurance policy, St. Andrew's will receive the proceeds of the policy upon your death and your estate will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of your gift. Alternatively, you can make the church the owner and beneficiary of a policy and receive a tax receipt for the premiums you pay enabling you to make a large gift to the church in the future for a relatively small cost now. If you transfer an existing policy with a cash surrender value (CSV) you will also receive an immediate tax receipt for a portion of the CSV.
For more information about these and other giving opportunities to support the students at St. Andrew's and through them the mission and ministry of the church please contact our principal Lorne Calvert at (306) 966-8970 or Kathryn Hofley, United Church financial development officer, at (204) 943-4844.
Billets for Students and Inquirers
One way for United Church people in the Saskatoon area to support students, and inquirers thinking of becoming students, is to offer a billet during Learning Circles and Winter Refresher. With the costs of accommodation and transportation rising, it is becoming costly for students to attend events and not having to pay for a place to stay will help further the student's education. For more information download a billet offer form.