Ways to Give

Support your passion. Please let us know where you would like to designate your gift. You can choose one of the University’s priority funds, or select an area or fund of your choice.

General Donations

Giving makes difference! No matter how much you give or where you choose to direct your support, you are helping students create a better life for themselves and their communities.

Call 250-960-5750 or 1-866-960-5750 (toll-free)

Visit the Office of Research and Innovation at the UNBC Prince George campus, located in Room 1065 in Charles J. McCaffray Hall (Admin Building).

Sign Up for Payroll Deductions

As UNBC employees, we work hard every day to help our students succeed. Giving is another way we show our support. The charitable benefit of your payroll donations will appear on your T4 slip.

Sign Up for Payroll Deductions Today!

Tara Mayes
Development Officer - Donor Relations
250-960-5756
tara.mayes@unbc.ca

Make an Alumni Gift

Together we can make a difference. Alumni are encouraged to pay forward the support they received during their time at UNBC.

Tara Mayes
Development Officer - Donor Relations
250-960-5756
tara.mayes@unbc.ca

Create a Student Award

Your gift to create a student award will increase access to education by reducing financial barriers and encouraging academic excellence.

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

Awards provide encouragement to students, often make a university degree achievable, support student success, and recognize excellence. Donors like you are influencing UNBC’s ability to attract and retain students from the region, and around the globe. Your gift can truly make a difference for years to come.

Scholarships reward students based on academic merit
Bursaries support students facing financial barriers
Awards are a blend between scholarships and bursaries

Annual Awards

With a gift as little as $1,000 per year, and an initial commitment of three to five years, you can establish an annual award with criteria that reflects your passion to support students. Funding can be provided on an annual basis or in one lump sum.

Endowed Awards

Donors can establish an endowed award with a commitment of contributing a minimum of $30,000 over the next three to five years. This type of award ensures students become beneficiaries of your generosity each and every year — in perpetuity. This type of award is a great way to make an impact today, tomorrow and forever onward! Funds must be held by UNBC for a minimum of one year which allows the principal investment to accumulate enough interest for the first student award. If you would like the award to be given to a student the year you make the contribution, an additional gift would be required.

UNBC students are incredibly thankful for your support and are encouraged to provide a letter of appreciation so you are able to see the impact of your gift. We would be pleased to speak with you and learn about how we can facilitate your support of UNBC students.

Create a Student Award Today!

Tara Mayes
Development Officer - Donor Relations
250-960-5756
donorawards@unbc.ca

Make a Gift-in-Kind

UNBC may be able to receive donations of real property, art work or other items of personal value. Pre-approved gifts may be eligible for a charitable receipt for the fair market value of the donation. Inquire with us regarding any gifts-in-kind such as books, equipment, or other items that can support teaching and research at UNBC.

Make a Gift-in-Kind Today!

Mark Barnes
Director, Office of Research and Innovation
250-960-5184
mark.barnes@unbc.ca

Make a Gift of Securities (Shares)

Gifts of publicly traded securities can be received by UNBC. These gifts provide the additional benefit of being exempt from capital gains tax. You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the closing price of the day securities are received in UNBC’s account.

Make a Gift of Securities Today!

Mark Barnes
Director, Office of Research and Innovation
250-960-5184
mark.barnes@unbc.ca

This information does not constitute legal or financial advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice. The University of Northern British Columbia advises all donors to seek professional, legal, estate planning and financial advice before deciding upon a course of action.

Make a Legacy Gift

Planning today for a gift tomorrow will honour you and your family while providing a lasting impact on UNBC and our students.

A planned gift can reduce tax obligations from your estate, leaving a greater legacy for your family. There are many ways to plan a gift:

• A bequest is a transfer of property through a will and can ensure your estate provides a specific contribution or a portion of its overall value to UNBC.
• You can name UNBC as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, or name UNBC as the owner of a policy. When you pay premiums for a policy owned by the university, you will receive a charitable tax receipt from us.
• Consider naming UNBC as a beneficiary of any pension plans or registered assets you may have.

Donors who wish to be recognized for their planned or deferred gifts will be included in the UNBC Heritage Circle.

Make a legacy gift today!

Mark Barnes
Director, Office of Research and Innovation
250-960-5184
mark.barnes@unbc.ca

This information does not constitute legal or financial advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice. The University of Northern British Columbia advises all donors to seek professional, legal, estate planning and financial advice before deciding upon a course of action.

Make a Gift from the United States

UNBC Alumni and Parents of Current Students

If you are an alumni or parent of a current student, you may make your gift directly to UNBC. For these gifts, you will be issued a receipt for charitable tax purposes in Canadian dollars for your U.S. income tax return.

Other Individuals and Companies

If you are an individual or company based in the United States, you may make a gift through the UNBC Foundation U.S. Please note U.S. dollar donations can only be accepted by cheque or bank wire transfer. Please make your cheque payable to the University of Northern British Columbia Foundation U.S. or call us toll free (1-866-960-5750) for the wire transfer account information. For these gifts, you will be issued a charitable tax receipt in U.S. dollars by the Foundation U.S.

UNBC Foundation U.S. Logo

IRS Taxpayer Identification Number: 98-0521018.

Make a Gift from the U.S. Today!

Mark Barnes
Director, Office of Research and Innovation
250-960-5184
mark.barnes@unbc.ca