Every year hundreds of Alumni, Churches, Foundations and friends of ADC choose to support our students through annual giving. An annual gift, no matter the size, provides for the immediate needs of our students as well as the ongoing operational costs of the College.
The Annual Fund is the place to begin. This fund bridges the gap between our expenses and the income from endowment funds and government assistance, and what we are willing to charge our students in tuition. A gift to the Annual Fund not only provides the resources for the general operating expenses associated with the on-going ministry of the College, it also helps to keep tuition affordable for our students. Every gift to the Annual Fund makes an impact and gives all of us – faculty, staff and students – great encouragement.
Recognize someone who is important to you by making a difference in a meaningful way. Tribute gifts can mark a birthday, anniversary, retirement or be in memory. Those you honour, or a family member in the case of a memorial gift, 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 financial 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.
Creating or giving to an endowed funds creates meaningful legacies, by honouring someone who impacted your life. Endowments are ethically invested in a long-term investment pool overseen by the Investment Committee of the ADC Board of Trustees.
Compared to annually funded gifts that have an immediate but short-term impact, endowments and their related benefits generate long-term funding for donor-specified purposes, such as scholarships, academic chairs, centres of excellence, or the College’s greatest needs. The principal of your gift remains intact and a portion of the interest or earnings on the gifts is used each year.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Each year, more than $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.
General Operating Endowments
Not only does a gift to the general operating endowment provide stable and dependable funding for the College, it gives faculty and staff great encouragement as we equip Christians to serve the mission of God in church and world with transformative impact.
ACADIA DIVINITY COLLEGE IS A CERTIFIED MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN CENTRE FOR 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.