Giving takes many forms. We will work with you to find a way that is seamless for you. The majority of gifts are in the form of cash but each year the college receives numerous gifts-in-kind, such as books, equipment, equities, media and works of art. Selkirk College also appreciates the gift of your time.
At any point in time, Selkirk is engaged in various fundraising campaigns, all of which have a specific purpose and funding target. Our current campaign aims to raise $50,000 for the 50th Anniversary Student Legacy Award.
As a supporter of Selkirk College you may wish to make your donations on a schedule that matches your specific situation.
You may contribute to a student award fund or a campaign on an annual basis.
Selkirk College will contact you annually to renew the gift.
Many of our donors find it convenient to give on a more frequent basis than yearly.
Monthly is a popular choice.
Gifts of Cash
A gift of cash is the most common way of making a gift and the simplest way to show your support for the students and programs at Selkirk. One of the advantages of a cash gift is that it allows Selkirk to make immediate use of the gift. Gifts of cash can be made by cheque, money order, VISA or Master Card.
Gifts In Kind
Both during your lifetime and through your will, you can also donate property to a charity. A gift of property is called a “Gift-in-Kind.” Examples include equipment, software, artwork, shares and real estate, as well as life insurance or a residual interest in real property.
A gift-in-kind is normally valued at its fair market value. Tax receipts for your donated property or equipment work in the same way as they do for a gift of cash. Please Note: it is the responsibility of the donor to establish the fair market value of the gift. We may be able to assist you by providing guidelines for appraisals.
If you would like to support one of these campaigns, a specific Selkirk program or post-secondary education in the West Kootenay Boundary in general, please contact our Advancement Team by email.