Ways to Give

WAYS TO MAKE A GIFT

Pearson College’s registered Canadian charitable organization number is BN11901-8042-RR0001. Charitable tax receipts are issued for all valid donations in support of the College.

 

Donate Online Now

Making a secure gift online is easy with our secure online giving form. We accept VISA, Mastercard, and American Express from anywhere in the world. Make a gift whenever and wherever you want, designate your support for a specific purpose, specify that you want to make a gift in honor or memory of someone or set up recurring donations.

Recurring monthly donations are an easy way for you to continue to support Pearson College and a way to demonstrate your ongoing commitment. These donations can be set up easily online.

Make a Gift By Phone

Call Carly Milloy, Manager of Annual Fund and Stewardship, at 250.391.2468, or email CMilloy@pearsoncollege.ca if you have questions or are ready to provide your Visa, Mastercard, or American Express number. We can help you in making your donation during office hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Pacific Standard Time.

Please note that if you are a UK taxpayer, you are eligible to have your gift increased by 25% and may wish to make a donation by phone through the UWC International office in London. Call + 44.207.269.7800, and note that the gift is specifically for Pearson College.

Send a Gift by Cheque

Canadian tax payers will receive a Canadian tax receipt.

Please make cheque payable to Pearson College and mail to:

Pearson College
650 Pearson College Drive
Victoria, BC, V9C 4H7 Canada

US Taxpayers who wish a tax receipt for the IRS, please make cheque payable to: Pearson College of the Pacific U.S. Foundation and mail to:

Pearson College of the Pacific US Foundation
Suite 1000
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006-4693, USA

UK Residents who wish to have up to 25% added to the value of their gift, make cheque payable to UWC International and include a note that the gift is for Pearson College. Mail to:

UWC International
17-21 Emerald Street,
London, WC1N 3QN, UK

If you need assistance, please contact Carly Milloy, Manager of Annual Fund and Stewardship, at 250.391.2468, or email CMilloy@pearsoncollege.ca.

Receive a US Tax Receipt

Pearson College of the Pacific US Foundation supports students from over 130 countries, including the United States, so that they can attend Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada based on their personal merit, promise and potential to make a difference in the world.

The Foundation has been established by graduates and friends of Pearson College who live in the United States and wish to promote, support and further the mission of Pearson College and the United World College movement. The U.S. Foundation allows donors to make contributions that are tax-deductible in the U.S. A copy of the 501 (c) (3) approved determination letter from the IRS can be viewed and downloaded here.

For a US tax receipt, please make your cheque payable to Pearson College of the Pacific US Foundation and mail to:

Pearson College of the Pacific US Foundation
Suite 1000
1747 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
USA 20006-4693

Pearson College of the Pacific US Foundation
Employer Information Number (EIN): 20-8031765

Make a Gift as a UK Resident

UK taxpayers may wish to make their gift through UWC International since an extra 25% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you. This can be done by filling out a donation form and then paying by credit card, cheque, by phoning the office in London + 44.207.269.7800. Please note that the gift is for Pearson College.

Mail the form and payment information to (cheque payable to United World Colleges International):

UWC International
17-21 Emerald Street,
London, UK, WC1N 3QN

UK Taxpayers are eligible to have their gift increased by 25% and thus may wish to make the bank transfer to the United World Colleges (International) bank:

The Royal Bank of Scotland
127-128 High Holborn,
London, UK WC1V 6PQ

sort code: 16-00-37
a/c number: 14638296
a/c name: The United World Colleges (International)
reference: Your name and designate the gift for Pearson College.

If you need assistance with bank transfers, please contact Carly Milloy, Manager of Annual Fund and Stewardship, at 250.391.2468, or email CMilloy@pearsoncollege.ca.

Make a Gift through Bank Transfer

Please contact the College when you want to make an electronic funds bank transfer by calling Suzanne Dubé in the Advancement Office at 250.391.2463 or sdube@pearsoncollege.ca, or Ann Pennant in the Finance Office at 250.391.2407 apennant@pearsoncollege.ca.

Transferring funds electronically is fast and easy and we will ensure that your funds are directed to the appropriate College bank account for the designation of your donation.

Make a Gift of Stocks, Bonds or Mutual Funds

Gifts of securities—stocks, bonds and mutual funds—often offer an even greater tax benefit than other types of gifts. For example, Canadian donors may eliminate capital gains tax on donated securities. This is a terrific way to liquidate publicly traded securities that have appreciated over time.

To make a gift of securities, contact Suzanne DubéPhilanthropy Manager, at 1.250.391.2463 or by email.

Establish an Endowment Gift

Any donation in support of Pearson College may be placed in pooled endowment funds held in trust by the Pearson College of the Pacific Foundation. A fixed percentage of the 3-year rolling average of the market value of the fund is used each year to fund the College’s operating expenses.

Within the endowment, there are several named endowments and donors are invited to designate their endowment gift to one of these named endowments. 

To establish an endowment fund, contact Suzanne Dube, Philanthropy Manager, at 1.250.391.2463 or via email: sdube@pearsoncollege.ca

 

Leave a Gift Through Estate Planning 

For detailed information about including Pearson College in your estate planning or any of the ways of giving noted below, please contact Suzanne Dube, Philanthropy Manager, at 250-391-2463 or via email: sdube@pearsoncollege.ca

LEGAL NAMES AND CHARITABLE GIVING NUMBER

  • ENGLISH: Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific and United World Colleges (Canada) Inc.  BN 11901 8042 RR0001 (registered Federally and Provincially)
  • FRENCH: College du Pacifique Lester B. Pearson Et College Du Monde Uni (Canada) Inc.) BN 11901 8042 RR0001 (registered Federally and Provincially)

BEQUEST

Leaving a bequest in your will to Pearson College is a simple and effective way to support Pearson students in the future. A specific dollar amount or portion of your estate may be donated. A charitable tax receipt will be sent to your Executor for the gift.

CANADIAN RRSP OR RRIF

RRSP and RRIF funds or a percentage thereof may now be easily designated to the College without having to pass through your estate or requiring a revision to your will. A charitable tax receipt is issued for the proceeds received.

LIFE INSURANCE

This is an excellent gift for alumni and annual donors who wish to leave a substantial gift to the College through relatively modest premium payments. You receive a tax receipt for annual premium payments. 

CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY

This is a good choice for retired individuals in Canada who wish to increase their annual income. A charitable gift annuity provides guaranteed monthly income for the rest for your life, a charitable tax receipt to reduce personal income tax and a charitable donation to support Pearson students.

Organize a Matching Gift

Hundreds of companies participate in matching gift programs. Your company, or your partner's, may be one of them. The idea is simple. For every dollar you give to Pearson College, your company may give an additional dollar or more; in some cases, even two or three.

To find out whether your gift to Pearson College can be matched and how, contact your company's benefits or personnel office.

Make a Gift of Real Estate

This is a good gift option for Canadians who wish to make a substantial gift to support Pearson students. You can transfer real estate to Pearson College today and receive a charitable tax receipt for its fair market value. You retain full use and enjoyment of your property during your lifetime, after which the property will pass to the College.

For more information on this type of gift, contact Suzanne Dube, Philanthropy Manager, t at 1.250.391.2463 or via email: sdube@pearsoncollege.ca

Make a Recurring Gift Online

Use our secure online giving form, or call Carly Milloy, Manager of Annual Fund and Stewardship, at 250.391.2468, or email CMilloy@pearsoncollege.ca to set up recurring donations.