Ways to Give

Make a gift to UNBC today

Every donation makes a difference, and every gift or pledge will be counted towards the goals of the Northern Leadership Campaign.

Community support for our Campaign priorities will help transform our region and beyond.

UNBC employees work hard every day for our students and giving is another way to show support.

UNBC students and alumni can support fellow students through the Class Gift student-led fundraiser.


Consider a planned or legacy gift

Planning today for a gift tomorrow will provide a meaningful and lasting impact that honours you or your family—and it will change the future for UNBC’s students, campuses and research.


Establish a named award or fund

There are many ways to help students, research or other priorities at UNBC by establishing a fund that aligns your personal giving priorities with UNBC's.


Gifts come in many currencies

UNBC can accept charitable donations in many forms, consider what the best option may be for you.


Make a gift to UNBC today​

Every donation ma​​kes a difference, and every gift or pledge will be counted towards the goals of The Northern Leadership Campaign. Consider making a donation in honour or memory of someone special or establishing a named award or fund.

Give Online

Visit our secure donation form to make a gift online by credit card.

Send us your gift by postal mail or fax

Download and fill out our printable gift form. Your completed gift form can be sent via fax to 250-960-5799 or sent via postal mail to the address below:

University of Northern British Columbia
Office of University Advancement
3333 University Way
Prince George, BC
V2N 4Z9

Give us a call

To make your gift by phone, please call us at 250-960-5750 or 1-866-960-5750.

Visit us in person

Visit us in the Office of University Advancement at the UNBC Prince George campus. We are in the Charles J. McCaffray Hall - Room ADM-1065.


Consider a planned or legacy gift 

Planning today for a gift tomorrow will provide a meaningful and lasting impact that honours you or your family — and it will change the future for UNBC’s students, campuses and research. 

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

  • A bequest is a transfer of property through a will and c​an 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.

All donors of planned or deferred gifts will be recognized in the UNBC Heritage Circle. You will be invited to our annual Donor Appreciation Event, and we will send you Update magazine twice a year to keep you informed. Irrevocable planned gifts will count towards our goal in the Northern Leadership Campaign.

“Reuben and Janet believed that education was the key to opening the doors of life leading to fulfillment and happiness. If their legacy can give a few young people the opportunity to reach their full potential, then I think their wishes would have come true”  - Don Boult, friend of Reuben and Janet Horwitz

Through the Reuben Horwitz Memorial Bursary, every year students from the Fort St. James area will receive at least $12,000 so they can achieve an education close to home at UNBC. 

Planned or Legacy Giving
Katherine Scouten
Director, Development and Alumni Relations
250-960-5751
katherine.scouten@unbc.ca


Establish a named award

There are many ways to help students, research or other designations at UNBC by establishing a fund that aligns your personal giving priorities with UNBC’s. 

Awards provide encouragement to students, often times make a university degree achievable, supports student success, and recognizes excellence. Student awards also influence UNBC’s ability to attract and retain students from the region, and around the globe.

Consider inspiring fu​ture leaders by establishing or contributing to an existing student award at UNBC.

For as little as $1,000 per year, and an initial commitment of three years — you can establish a named award with criteria that reflects your passion and UNBC’s priorities. Scholarships are awarded to students based on academic merit, while bursaries are awarded based on financial need. Often awards are created that are a combination of both.

A named award can be created through annual gifts and pledges, or through the establishment of an endowed fund that is managed by UNBC so that students become beneficiaries of your generosity every year — in perpetuity. Consider making a commitment to establish an endowed fund of $30,000 over the next few years.

UNBC students are incredibly appreciative of support. You will receive a thank you letter and an invitation to Donor Appreciation every year and learn first-hand from students how you are changing their futures.

We would be very pleased to speak with you and learn of your interest in helping UNBC students.


Gifts come in many currencies

There are many ways that UNBC can receive charitable contributions, consider what the best option may be for you:

Real Estate and Personal Proper​ty

UNBC can receive donations of real property, art work or other items of personal value that the university determines it can accept. These gifts are eligible for a charitable receipt for the fair market value of the donation. Enquire with us regarding other gifts-in-kind such as books, equipmen, or other items that can support teaching and research at UNBC.

Securities​

Gifts of publicly traded securities can be received by UNBC. Consider the additional benefits as gifts of securities given to charities are exempt from capital gains tax. You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the market value on the day received.

Gifts from the United States

Individuals and companies based in the United States can make a gift through the UNBC US Foundation. UNBC alumni and parents of current students who live in the United States are permitted to make tax-deductible gifts directly to UNBC. Contact us to learn how to make a donation through the UNBC US Foundation.

Alumni, consider your UNBC experience as currency!

If you are one of UNBC’s 13,000 alumni, you have a unique way of giving back and advancing UNBC’s reputation and success. Consider telling others about your UNBC experience and how it impacted your life, or refer potential students to UNBC. Share how you are giving back to UNBC as a graduate by using the hashtags #NorthernLeadership or #EducateInnovateLead on social media, or email us at alumni@unbc.ca to share your story.


UNBC Employee Giving

Please make a gift that is meaningful to you. No matter what the amount, every donation has an impact on the success of our students and the communities we serve.

The entirety of your gift will be directed to the fund of your choice.

Payroll Deduction

Download and complete the Payroll Deduction Form and send it to giving@unbc.ca. The tax credit is applied up front, reducing your income tax at the time of donating. In lieu of a charitable tax receipt, the gift will appear as a line on your T4 slip.

Credit Card Donations

Complete the online donation form to make a single gift or set up a monthly pledge.

You can choose one of the university’s priority funds, or select “other” and designate your gift to the area or fund of your choice. A charitable tax receipt will be mailed to the address you provide.

General Donations

Download and complete the form below if your gift is with cheque, cash or credit card. Send the completed form and payment to the Office of University Advancement, ADM-1065.

You can choose one of the university's priority funds, or select "other" and designate your gift to the area or fund of your choice. A charitable tax receipt will be mailed to the address you provide.


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.