WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IS UP TO YOU

Since our foundation in 1957 as Canada’s first publicly funded community college, we have been connected with and committed to our community. The financial contributions of our donors — along with their ideas, imagination, time and energy — are investments that ensure our students will be ready for whatever their future holds. We can’t do it without you, and we’re grateful for your continued support.

When you give to Lethbridge College, you’ll be joining a proud and generous group of donors ready to make a difference. By supporting student awards, innovative research, capital infrastructure and new programs, your contributions shape the future of our college community. We are committed to ensuring that the training we deliver continues to meet the needs of industry and employers.

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Ways to Give

Contribute to our annual campaign

One time, monthly, or annual gifts ensure that Lethbridge College can provide extraordinary opportunities to students, meet emerging challenges, undertake new initiatives and keep our momentum going. Current priorities include:

You can help address our students’ most pressing needs, including financial funding.

Indigenous Student Supports

You  can support Indigenous initiatives across campus – aligning the areas of greatest need with your greatest area of interest.

 

You can help expand the borders of a student’s growth as future professionals and members of the global community.

 

You can help grow the next generation of Alberta producers and industry professionals.

 

Invest in student awards and scholarships

By supporting student awards and scholarships, you will have a direct and immediate impact on Lethbridge College students, enabling them to pursue their education without having to worry about their finances. Student awards can benefit students who give back to their communities, prove their academic excellence or demonstrate financial need. Our team will work with you to build an award that reflects your philanthropic vision.

Annual award

Charitable tax credit information

Charitable tax credit1: Gift of $500
$200 x .25 = $50
$300 x. 50 = $150
Total tax credit = $200
After tax cost = $300

Special annual award

Charitable tax credit information

Charitable tax credit1: Gift of $1,500
$200 x.25 = $50
$1,300 x. 50 = $650
Total tax credit = $700
After tax cost = $800

Endowments

  • Minimum gift of $25,000
  • Personalized naming opportunity and recognition on the Lethbridge College student awards online page.
  • Awards are funded/created from ½ of the annual interest. The other ½ supports the growth of the fund
  • Award continues in perpetuity

Charitable tax credit information

Charitable tax credit1: Gift of $25,000
$200 x.25 = $50
$24,800 x.50 = $12,400
Total tax credit = $12,450
After tax cost = $12,550

For an annual taxable income of less than $205,842:

  • The first $200 of all your charitable giving entitles you to a tax credit of 25 per cent (10 per cent provincial tax credit and 15 per cent federal tax credit).
  • You are entitled to a tax credit of 50 per cent for all charitable gifts exceeding the initial $200 (21 per cent provincial tax credit and 29 per cent federal tax credit).

To request additional information or to create your own student award or scholarship, contact us.

Help build the future of Kodiaks Athletics

The Kodiaks have a history dominated by championship titles, individual and team recognitions and academic excellence. It’s a history that is made possible by the generous support of people like you. Here are a few ways you can be part of the Kodiaks team:

Choose your team. When you adopt a Kodiak, you provide significant support to student athletes as they prepare for next years competition.

You can help develop our student athletes in the classroom, on the court and field, and in our community.

Leave your legacy through a planned gift

With a planned gift to Lethbridge College, you can ensure that your legacy lives on by supporting the creators, makers and innovators of the future.

Leave a bequest

A bequest allows you to make a major charitable contribution that may not be possible during your lifetime, and it reduces taxes payable on your estate. Your lawyer can prepare a new will or add a codicil to an existing will to allow your charitable wishes to be carried out. You remain in control of your assets and you can change your mind should your circumstances require it.

If you let us know that you have included Lethbridge College in your will, we can ensure that we document your wishes and implement them according to your plans. Talk to our team or your lawyer about sample wording to consider for your will. 

Give a gift of securities

Securities are one of the easiest and most effective ways to give immediately or through a gift in your will, while providing you with significant tax advantages. The securities of publicly traded companies that are acceptable by the college are those that are registered for trade at a securities exchange in Canada or the United States. These also include mutual funds and some retirement plans (RRSPs, RRIFs and TFSAs).

We encourage donors to discuss proposed planned gifts with their independent legal, financial and/or tax advisors to make sure that they receive a full and accurate explanation of all aspects of their proposed charitable gift.

For more information on leaving your legacy through a planned gift, contact us.

Make a gift in memory or in honour of a loved one

Pay tribute to a loved one or mark a major milestone in your life or business while supporting the thinkers, makers and doers of Lethbridge College.  You can make a gift to a current memorial award here.

If the award you are looking for is not listed or to inquire about creating a new memorial fund, contact us

Play Pay it Forward

Be ready to make a direct impact on the lives of Lethbridge College students while getting the chance to win cash for yourself with Lethbridge College’s Pay It Forward 50/50 lottery. A contribution of just $10 a month (or one ticket for $10) will directly support student scholarships and give you the chance to win over $1,000 each month. You can find more information on Pay It Forward here.

Give back as an employee

As an employee, you are already a leader in giving at Lethbridge College. You know something about making a mark. We also know that flexibility and agility is important, therefore there are many options and ways to make a difference in the lives of our students.

Give through a payroll deduction

Because convenience is key, one time, monthly or annual giving options are available via payroll. Payroll deductions will be reflected on your T4 slip. To donate via payroll, please complete the ‘Internal Donation Form’ below.

Make a gift online

You can make a one time and/or recurring monthly gift online here. A charitable tax receipt will be immediately issued.

Visit our office

To donate in person, please visit the Advancement office (CE2323). One time gifts will be accepted by cash, credit card, debit or a cheque payable to Lethbridge College. *Due to COVID-19, access to Lethbridge College is limited at this time.

Monthly recurring gifts may also be set up through the Advancement office. Payment options outside of payroll deductions and online gifts, include pre-authorized debit (PAD).

Please see the internal donation form below for further information. The form will need to be submitted to Advancement for further processing.

Download Internal Donation Form Download Pre-Authorized Debit Form

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How to Give

Online

You can make a one time and/or recurring monthly gift online here. A charitable tax receipt will be immediately issued.

In person

Visit Lethbridge College to meet with a member of our Development team. Please call 403-320-3457 to schedule an appointment and complete this form and prior to your visit.

*Due to COVID-19, access to Lethbridge College is limited at this time.

By mail

If you prefer to donate by mail, you can send a one-time gift via cash, cheque or money order payable to Lethbridge College. Please complete this form and include it with your gift. The cheque can be mailed to:

Lethbridge College
Attn. Development Office
3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 1L6

Contact us!

Our Development team is here to connect you to the programs, projects and people that matter the most to you. To learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of students, please contact us at development.office@lethbridgecollege.ca or 403-320-3457.

 

You Make a Difference

 

Donor FAQ's

What is Lethbridge College’s charitable registration number?

Our Charitable Reg. No. is 10762 2987 RR0001.

How will Lethbridge College use my information after I make a gift?

Information you provide to Lethbridge College is collected under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and is managed in accordance with Part 2 of the FOIP Act. Your personal information will be used to process and recognize your donation (first name, last name, and gift amount only) and to update and maintain donor records. Your personal information will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose without your express permission unless required by law. If you have any questions about how the information you provide is collected, stored, used or disclosed you can contact the College’s FOIP Coordinator by phoning (403) 320-3361, emailing privacy@lethbridgecollege.ca, or writing to 3000 College Dr S, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 1L6 c/o Institutional Compliance.

How do I update my contact information, subscribe or unsubscribe to communication?

Please contact us at development.office@lethbridgecollege.ca to update your information and communication preferences.

Does Lethbridge College issue a chartable tax receipt? Is there a minimum contribution amount?

Yes! There is no minimum gift contribution amount for a charitable tax receipt. If you make your gift online, you will automatically be emailed a charitable tax receipt. If you do not receive an email, please check your junk box. If you make your gift by telephone or in person, please allow at least 10 business days to receive your receipt by mail at the address you provide us.

Can I make a non-monetary gift?

At Lethbridge College, we are focused on giving students the knowledge and hands-on experience that is needed to excel in their future. Non-monetary gifts such as equipment, real estate or personal property including land, art or vehicles can assist us in engaging and immersive teaching and learning.

What are your year-end giving guidelines?

Thank you for making a year end gift to Lethbridge College! Please remember the following guidelines apply to qualify your gift as tax-deductible for 2021:

  • Stop by our office prior to 12:00pm on Dec. 24, 2021. If you need assistance, please contact development.office@lethbridgecollege.ca.
  • Postmark your gift by Dec. 31, 2021.
  • Make your gift online before Dec. 31, 2021 at midnight.