How to Donate through FRISBE
As St. Michael’s College School cannot issue U.S. tax receipts, donors who live in the United States can make tax-deductible contributions to Friends of Independent School and Better Education (FRISBE) and ask that it consider a grant to St. Michael’s College School. FRISBE is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation established to facilitate contributions from U.S. residents to Canadian educational institutions.
FRISBE’s purpose is to promote and encourage educational institutions emphasising scholarship, sportsmanship, moral character and initiative – all of which we at St. Michael’s subscribe to and encourage in our young men.
As a U.S. resident, there are two ways in which you can make a tax-deductible contribution:
1. Donate by credit card. *
2. Mail a cheque payable to “FRISBE”: 117 East Louisa Street #533 Seattle, WA 98102 U.S.A. along with this form.
IMPORTANT: Please be sure to include your name, mailing address and any requests for use of the funds you would like FRISBE’s Board of Directors to consider, such as the school to which you would like the funds granted and how you would like the school to use the funds.
* NOTE: There is a 2.9% transaction fee for credit card donations; donors will receive a receipt for the gross amount of the transaction, but the amount considered for grants will be net of this transaction fee.
For more information about FRISBE, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure your gift goes further with UK Gift Aid
Gift Aid is a tax relief program that allows charities to claim 25% of the tax already paid on all eligible donations made by a UK taxpayer.
This means you can increase your donation to St. Michael’s College School by an extra 25% at no extra cost to you. For example, if you donate £10, this becomes £12.50 with Gift Aid.
St. Michael’s College School is a registered charity with UK Gift Aid.
All individual donations (excluding those made through the Charities Aid Foundation, which are already subject to tax relief) are eligible for the program – including regular gifts such as Standing Orders and Direct Debits.
We can claim Gift Aid on donations made in the last four years and on future donations once we receive your declaration.
Get the Gift Aid form.
Make a Gift of Securities
Thank you for considering a gift of securities to St. Michael’s College School.
For Canadian Securities – Download and fill out the Gift of Securities form to make your gift.
For U.S. Securities – Download and fill out the Gift of U.S. Securities form to make your gift.
Please ensure that a copy of the form is given to your financial adviser/investor and a copy is sent to Advancement either by fax 416-653-8789 or by email email@example.com
Convert Loyalty Points into Cash Donations
Through our relationship with HigherEdPoints.com, St. Michael’s College School has a new way to raise funds for the Financial Assistance Programme. Alumni, parents, and friends can convert their loyalty points into $250 gift(s) for the SMCS Financial Assistance Programme. There is no limit to the size of your gift.
Visit HigherEdPoints’ How It Works page for simple instructions on how to redeem your loyalty points and transfer them to SMCS.
Transferring your redeemed loyalty points uses the same process whether you are paying for a students’ tuition, or contributing to the SMCS Financial Assistance Programme:
- Redeem your own, (or someone else’s) loyalty points
- Set up your free HigherEdPoints member account
- Transfer your funds to SMCS
As outlined on the How it Works page, once you have received your loyalty program’s confirmation email for your HigherEdPoints redemption(s), follow the ‘Transfer Now’ steps associated with the loyalty program from within your HigherEdPoints member account.
Transferring funds for a student? You will need:
- Student first, middle, last name
- Student’s date of birth
- SMCS student number
Making a donation? Instead of inputting the student information, simply insert the following in the ‘Student’ fields:
First Name: SMCS
Middle Name: Financial Assistance
Last Name: Fund
Date of Birth: Today’s date
Student/Loan Number: 12345
We would be happy to complete the student or financial assistance donation transfer process for you:
- Simply reach out to Kimberley Bailey, Director of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-653-3180 ext. 118.
- Or send an email with the subject line Assistance with transfer to SMCS to: email@example.com or call 416-551-8941.
See the Impact of Your Donation
Estimate your giving potential with appreciated assets such as stocks, mutual funds and RRSPs/RRIFs.
Check out our Giftabulator tool.
If you would like to make a donation to St. Michael’s College School by phone, please contact the Advancement Office at 416-653-3180 ext. 458 or 1-877-240-0089.