Ways to Give

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

The SMS Annual Fund: A Plan for Continuous Improvement

Each fall, we identify a number of projects with the potential to improve the learning experience for our students the following year. Our Annual Fund is the fundraising effort that brings them to life.

Learn more about the Annual Fund…

Major Gifts: Creating Special Places

Each contribution to SMS is extremely important as we build a philanthropic culture that embraces and supports our school and our girls. In some cases, donors are able to make a major gift of $5,000 or more and help the school complete a project more quickly. These generous gifts are transformative for our students and teachers that create immediate opportunities and improvements to school facilities and programs.

If you would like to discuss making a major gift to St. Margaret’s School, please contact our Advancement Office.

Planned Giving: The 1908 Society

Many people provide first for their loved ones in their Will and then look to leave a gift to a non-profit organization to which they are connected and have likely supported during their lifetime. Planned gifts, also known as legacy gifts, allow you provide future support to a school program or department that is most meaningful to you. Planned gifts are usually estate gifts of capital such as bequests, real estate or life insurance.

The 1908 Society is comprised of visionary donors who have committed a planned gift to St. Margaret’s School and are dedicated to ensuring the 1908 legacy of SMS founders, Edith and Isabel Fenwick, and Margaret Barton.

If you would like to learn more about the St. Margaret’s School 1908 Society, please contact our Advancement Office.

Gifts-In-Kind

SMS gratefully accepts individual gifts of items that will be of defined benefit to our school. You may be able to deduct your donation as a tax deduction to a charitable organization. Canada Revenue Agency stipulates that acceptable gifts valued at over $1,000 must be appraised by a third party and that gifts of a service are not eligible for a tax receipt.

If you believe you may be able to advance any of our priority projects through the donation of a gift-in-kind, please contact our Advancement Office.

International Gifts

St. Margaret’s School welcomes gifts from alumnae and friends residing outside of Canada.

Donors residing in the United States can make a tax-deductable donation 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. Please contact our Advancement Office if you would like more information.

Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Securities

Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Securities can be a tax-advantageous way to contribute to SMS. Please contact our Advancement Office for guidance related to this type of gift.

Employer Matching Gifts

A number of organizations match employee gifts to non-profit organizations. Matching gift programs are an effective way to double your gift to SMS. Please check with your employer for more information about gift matching.