How to Give

You can make a gift online, by phone/email, or by mail. Get more information.

giving optionsThere are many ways to support BCIT through a donation today or with a gift in the future. Every gift goes where it will make the most difference—below you’ll find a summary of some of the options.

Your charitable donation to the BCIT Foundation is tax creditable. Calculate your tax credits using the CRA's online tax calculator.

Please contact the BCIT Foundation at 604-432-8803 or by email at foundation@bcit.ca to learn more about making a gift to BCIT.

Gifts of cash

The simplest and easiest gift you can make—and every gift supports students and applied learning at BCIT. All donations over $10 are issued a tax receipt for the full amount of the gift. You may consider making a pledge to BCIT, which allows you to complete your gift by making regular payments over time—a pledge may enable you to give more generously than you might originally have considered. [top]

Gifts of securities

Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual funds to BCIT may create significant tax savings. Donors do not pay capital gains tax on the appreciation of their shares. [top]

Gifts in-kind

Gifts of personal property—including real estate, equipment, computer software and hardware and other tangible items of demonstrable value—may enable you to make a significant gift to support BCIT with positive tax benefits to you. [top]

Bequests

By designating BCIT a beneficiary in your will, you can create a lasting legacy for the future without diminishing your assets today. Your estate will be issued a donation receipt for the value of your gift. [top]

Life insurance

Gifts of life insurance are made by transferring ownership and beneficiary status of an existing or new policy to the BCIT Foundation. You will receive a tax receipt equal to the cash-surrender value and premiums paid after the date of transfer. [top]

Charitable remainder trusts

A Charitable Remainder Trust involves a donor establishing a trust and making an irrevocable gift of the remainder interest to BCIT. The gift will come into effect upon your passing, but you will immediately receive a tax receipt for the value of your gift and continue to receive the income earned by the capital during your lifetime. [top]

RRSPs & RRIFs

A simple way to plan a deferred gift is to designate the British Columbia Institute of Technology as the direct beneficiary on an RRSP or RRIF form. Your estate will receive a tax receipt for the balance received, effectively eliminating the income tax otherwise owed. [top]