FAQs About Giving

What is your charitable registration number?

St. Margaret's School is a registered non-profit society: #10802 8614 RR 0001

How does the Annual Fund work?

Gifts to the Annual Fund are used by the school the year they are received. These gifts fund a number of priority projects identified by the school each year and have an immediate impact on our students. The Annual Fund follows the School’s fiscal year: It begins in July and ends in June. The entire SMS community is formally invited to participate in the fall, but individuals can contribute at any time throughout the school year. Contributions are tax deductable.

Why should I give to the Annual Fund when I already pay tuition?

Our hope is to see every family participate every year while their child is a student here. Our goal is never a dollar amount; full-participation is what is most important. It demonstrates to others to whom we appeal for support that those most closely connected to our school are committed to its wellbeing. Your participation demonstrates your support for the mission of our school and inspires others to give as well.

Where do gifts to the Annual Fund go?

Gifts to the Annual Fund go towards priority projects established by the school each fall with the potential to improve the learning experience of our students the following year.

Can I determine what my gift will be used for?

Yes, by reviewing your giving options in the annual fund brochure and selecting the area of greatest interest to you. If you do not see this area noted, either indicate ‘other’ and note what this is, or contact the Advancement Office.

Will I receive a tax receipt?

SMS is a registered charity and all donations are fully tax-deductable. Gifts coming from a donor in Canada, are eligible for a Canadian Revenue Agency authorized tax receipt, which will be mailed to you by the school. Those making a monthly gift will receive one receipt in January.

Donors residing in the United States can receive an IRS tax receipt by making a gift to St. Margaret’s School through FRISBE (Friends of Independent Schools and Better Education). Learn more…

We are happy to provide a Canadian charitable tax receipt to donors residing outside of North America, but are not authorized to issue international tax receipts.

How are donors recognized?

All donors are acknowledged on the School’s website at the end of each school year as well as in the fall edition of our SPIRIT magazine. Anonymity will always be honored as requested.