Giving Options

Ways you can help us 'Equip Christians to Serve'

The Annual Fund
The Annual Fund is the place to begin. It is the income that bridges the gap between endowment funds and government assistance, and provides the resources to pay salaries, utilities and the general operating expenses associated with the on-going ministry of the College. A donation can be made to the annual fund securely online at any time through our giving page.

Pre-Authorized Monthly Donation Form
A quick and easy way to make a regular monthly donation to ADC is to complete the Pre-Authorized Monthly Donation form. The designated amount will be taken from your bank account or credit card on the 8th day of every month. No hassles, no reminders, and no fuss. Download form

Making a gift of honour or memorial
Recognize someone who is important to you by making a difference in a meaningful way. Tribute gifts can mark a birthday, anniversary, retirement or in memory. Those you honour or remember will be sent a card informing them that a gift to Acadia Divinity College has been made in their name.

A Bequest in Your Will
You may leave Acadia Divinity College an outright bequest for a percentage of your estate, or a specific dollar amount. Your gift may include cash, stocks, bonds or personal property. The College can also be named to receive the remainder of your estate after other bequests have been made, and the estate can receive a tax deduction receipt for your bequest to Acadia Divinity College.In considering any major gift, you should consult your lawyer or tax advisor. Acadia Divinity College's Director of Advancement, Rev. John Campbell, would be pleased to explore any of these giving opportunities, or to assist you or your lawyer in drafting the language in your will or

Gifts of RRSPs, RRIFs or Life Insurance
Revenue Canada now permits charitable donation tax credit for direct distribution of proceeds from RRSPs and RRIFs or a life insurance policy. It is now possible to indicate Acadia Divinity College as the beneficiary of RRSPs or RRIFs or a life insurance policy, and your estate will be receipted for the amount received by the College. It is possible to name Acadia Divinity College as the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy you no longer need, or purchase a new policy to benefit ADC. The Annual premium receives a tax deductible receipt.

Endowed Teaching Chairs
Endowed Teaching Chairs are established to ensure that permanent funding is available to the College to meet the costs of a Professor's salary in a given discipline. A number of chairs have been established at ADC, but none have been fully funded. If you would like to make a gift toward one of these chairs, it would be a strength to the present and future ministry of the College. Two chairs that are yet to be fully funded are the Dr. John Gladstone Chair in Worship and Preaching, and the Abner J. Langley and Harold L. Mitton Chair of Church Leadership.

Planned Giving
Planned Giving has become a major means of fundraising for the College, and major gifts figure largely in building the endowment. Major Gifts cover a wide range of opportunities to impact the College and take advantage of the tax incentives put in place by Revenue Canada. There are several interesting alternatives to using cash that you may want to consider.

Scholarships and Bursaries
Scholarships and Bursary Funds provide the resources that enable us to help students reduce tuition costs to a level that makes studying for the ministry possible for so many who apply to ADC. Gifts can be made to the existing endowment, or it is possible to establish Bursaries in memory of people who you would like to pay tribute to in this way.

Gifts of Listed Securities
When gifts of listed securities (bonds, T bills, shares and units of mutual funds) are made to Acadia Divinity College as a registered charity, the rate of capital gain drops to one third. However, a tax receipt is given for the full market value of the Security by the College. This offsets any payable tax, and you are left with additional tax credit for that year. To make a transfer of listed securities please use this form.

Gifts in Kind
Support for ADC does not always come in the form of cash. Donations of physical assets such as artwork, books, real estate, equipment, or other tangible personal property may also assist the university in supporting its mission. These assets may then be used by an appropriate department or sold and the cash proceeds utilized.   A tax receipt for the fair market value on the date that the gift is received by ADC (to be determined by one or more professional appraisers) will be issued. Note that a gift of professional services does not qualify under The Canadian Income Tax Act for a tax receipt. A number of regulations encompass this form of giving and you would need to contact our Development Office or the Controller of ADC to find out if the gift fits within the setout regulations.

Note:  Spending of funds is confined to ADC Board of Trustees-approved programs and projects.  Each restricted contribution designated towards an ADC Board of Trustees-approved program or project will be used as designated, with the understanding that, when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the ADC Board of Trustees, the remaining restricted contributions designated for such program or project will be used where needed most.




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Spending of funds is confined to board-approved programs and projects. Each restricted contribution designated towards a board-approved program or project will be used as designated, with the understanding that, when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the board, the remaining restricted contributions designated for such program or project will be used where needed most.