Ways to Give

Thank you for your interest in supporting UBC Sauder School of Business. Gifts may be made as a one-time contribution or pledged over multiple years, and can be fulfilled through many different financial vehicles. The key ways of giving are listed below, and we would be pleased to work with you to identify the giving method (or combination of methods) that will best meet your philanthropic goals.

For more information, please contact Gio Festa, Development Manager, at 604.822.8462 or

Gifts of cash

Gifts may be made by cash, cheque, credit card or money order. Gifts made by cheque or money order should be made payable to the University of British Columbia.

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Gifts of securities

Publicly traded securities include shares, flow-through shares, bonds and mutual funds. Tax savings are substantially greater when donating publicly traded securities directly to UBC rather than donating the cash proceeds from the sale of these same securities.

In the May 2, 2006 federal budget, the government announced the elimination of the capital gains tax on such donations. This means even more tax savings for donors.

UBC can accept both electronic and certificate shares as well as gifts of publicly traded options. If you choose this gift type, you will immediately receive a donation receipt for the value of these gifts.

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Gifts in kind

A gift-in-kind is a non-cash donation and includes items such as personal effects, artwork and real estate. UBC will gladly accept any gifts-in-kind for which there is a use on campus. Once the gift is appraised, a donation receipt will be issued for the fair market value of the gift.

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Commemorative giving: In Honour and In Memoriam

UBC can help you create a legacy in honour of a loved one, friend or colleague with the establishment of a named fund.

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Matching gifts

Many companies encourage their employees to contribute to charities by offering a matching gift program. This means the company will donate funds equal to your contribution to the same fund, effectively doubling the gift. Check with your employer to see if they offer a charitable gift matching program.

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Planned giving: Creating a legacy at UBC

By planning your gift today, you can help future generations of students and researchers meet the needs of tomorrow. We can help you plan a meaningful gift to the area in UBC that means the most to you. Types of planned gifts include:

  • Gifts of Securities
  • Gifts in Kind
  • Gifts by Will
  • Immediate Gift of Future Interest in Real Estate
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Insured Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRT)
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • RRSP and RRIF Funds

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International foundations

The University of British Columbia has established three international charitable foundations for donors living in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. These foundations expedite support to the University and maximize tax benefits for non-residents of Canada. Gifts made to our Foundations will flow directly to UBC to be used as the donor directs. No administration fees of any kind are deducted from your charitable gift.

All of the Foundations are equipped to handle wired gifts of cash and securities, gifts received through public and private foundations, corporate matching gifts, gifts of real property, charitable annuities, and legacy gifts such as bequests, insurance or charitable trusts.

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