Ways to Donate
Our online donation form is a fast, easy and secure way to give. You can give a gift using a credit card or direct debit. You can also give in memory of an individual, or set up a reoccurring gift.
Call us at 902-585-2210 or toll free at 1-866-875-8975, Monday to Friday from 8:15am and 4:15pm to make a gift.
Using eTransfer is a simple, convenient and secure way to send a gift directly from your bank account to ADC. If you wish to eTransfer a donation to the College, please use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate in the memo line where you want your gift to be directed.
You can give by cash, cheque, debit or credit in person at our front office. Drop by to see us at 38 Highland Avenue in Wolfville NS. Our office is open Monday to Friday, 8:15am to 4:15pm
Donations by cheque or credit card can be made by mail. Please include any directions for where you would like your gift used as well as a return address for your receipt. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Acadia Divinity College’. Please mail your gift to:
Acadia Divinity College
15 University Ave.
Wolfville NS B4P 2R6 Canada
Pre-Authorized Giving is a quick and easy way to make a regular monthly or yearly donation to Acadia Divinity College. You can also set up a re-occuring gift with your credit card or debit online, download our Pre-Authorized Giving Form and submit it, or call us directly at 902-585-2217 to get it started right away. No hassles, no reminders, and no fuss.
Gifts of Listed Securities
Current Canadian tax rules make it advantageous to gift various types of publicly-listed securities to charities like Acadia Divinity College. Your gifts of shares, capital stock, units of Canadian mutual funds or other securities are exempt from the capital gains tax that typically applies to the sale of a security. You also received a tax receipt for the full fair market value of the donation. To transfer a gift of listed securities, download our transfer form and instructions, or contact the development office.
A Bequest in Your Will
You may leave Acadia Divinity College an outright bequest for a percentage of your estate, or a specific dollar amount. Your gift may include cash, stocks, bonds or personal property. The College can also be named to receive the remainder of your estate after other bequests have been made, and the estate can receive a tax deduction receipt for your bequest to Acadia Divinity College. In considering any major gift, you should consult your lawyer or tax advisor. Acadia Divinity College’s Director of Advancement, Rev. John Campbell, would be pleased to explore any of these giving opportunities, or to assist you or your lawyer in drafting the language in your will or bequest.
Gifts in Kind
Support for ADC does not always take the form of financial contribution. Donations of physical assets such as artwork, books, real estate, equipment, or other tangible personal property may also assist the university in supporting its mission. These assets may then be used by an appropriate department or sold and the cash proceeds utilized. A tax receipt for the fair market value on the date that the gift is received by ADC (to be determined by one or more professional appraisers) will be issued. Note that a gift of professional services does not qualify under The Canadian Income Tax Act for a tax receipt.
Gifts of Life Insurance
With a gift of life insurance, you can often make a larger donation than might be possible in your lifetime at a fraction of the out-of-pocket cost. Depending on how your gift is structured, you will also receive tax benefits now or through your estate. Contact us for more information.
Where to Donate
The Annual Fund is the place to begin. This fund bridges the gap between our income from endowment funds and government assistance, and what we are willing to charge our students in tuition. Giving to the Annual Fund not only provides the resources for the general operating expenses associated with the on-going ministry of the College, but also helps to keep tuition affordable for our students. No matter the size, every gift can have an impact when it is given to the Annual Fund.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Each year, over $220,000 in scholarships, awards, bursaries and prizes is distributed to students at every stage of their academic life. There is considerable flexibility for donors who wish to support students preparing for ministry. You could establish a new fund or contribute to an existing one. You may choose to support students in a particular discipline or program, or from a specific geographic region or cultural group. You could also help address financial need and social inequities, or reward excellence in academics, ministry, community service, or leadership.
Endowed Academic Chairs
Endowed academic (teaching) chairs exist to ensure that permanent funding is available to the College to meet the costs of a professor’s salary in a given discipline. Endowed funds are those in which the principal of your gift remains intact. A portion of the interest earned on the gift is used each year to support one of the nine established chairs of your choosing.
Recognize someone who is important to you by making a difference in a meaningful way. Tribute gifts can mark a birthday, anniversary, retirement or in memory. Those you honour or remember will be sent a card informing them that a gift to Acadia Divinity College has been made in their name.
Sometimes, students need a bit more help. Every year we assist students with emergency support for things like food, rent and other living expenses. Administered confidentiality by the Dean of Students, our student aid program helps individual students when they need it most.
Centers of Excellence
Acadia Divinity College has three academic centres of excellence which uniquely shape the institution. Gifts can be made to established endowed funds, which support the ongoing operational costs of the centres.
Acadia Divinity College is a certified member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities
Spending of funds is confined to board-approved programs and projects. Each restricted contribution designated towards a board-approved program or project will be used as designated, with the understanding that, when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the board, the remaining restricted contributions designated for such program or project will be used where needed most.