How to Give
You can make a gift online, by phone/email, or by mail. Get more information.
There 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.
- Gifts of cash
- Gifts of securities
- Life insurance
- Charitable remainder trusts
- RRSPs & RRIFs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about making a gift to BCIT.
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 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 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]