Currently, due to the pandemic, the school is open only to students, faculty and staff. Outdoor visits may be made if permitted by the Region of Waterloo Public Health Unit. To ensure the safety of all members of the SJK community, current public health protocols are closely followed.
For more information about how you can support SJK, please contact the Director of Advancement at 519 648-3602 ext 326.
We are located at:
St. John’s-Kilmarnock School 2201 Shantz Station Road Waterloo Region, ON N0B 1M0
Since 1972, leadership gifts have supported capital campaigns that have funded the construction of new buildings, equipment for our learning resources centre, science laboratories, musical instruments including our grand pianos and chapel organ. The transformative nature of these gifts has had a long-lasting impact on our students and will continue to do so for generations.
At SJK, a gift of $25,000 or more will greatly advance programming and enhance learning spaces. Leadership gifts can also be pledged for a period of up to 5 years.
Acknowledgement of your leadership gift is available on SJK’s Donor Wall and in annual publications. Opportunities to name buildings or facilities within SJK may also be available.
If you would like more information, or to discuss ways of making a leadership gift to SJK, please contact Amelia Canto, Director of Advancement, at 519 648-3602 ext 326.
Donate In Honour Graduation, birthday, Christmas and other special occasions where gifts are exchanged are a great time to honour a student, a family member, or to recognize one of SJK’s faculty, staff or board members.
Donate in Memory To remember a loved one who has passed, a gift may be made in their name.
Estate Planning & Legacy Giving
Remembering SJK in your will is a thoughtful way of making an extraordinary legacy gift.
For more information, see our Legacy Giving Form, or contact us directly at 519 648-3602 ext 326.
Donors receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the stock donated, eliminating the tax liability related to exercising the options, and the employee benefit taxes. To do so, donate stock options within the 30-day period after you have exercised them while staying within the same calendar year.
These include stocks, mutual funds, segregated funds, bonds, flow-through shares, and employee stock options. You can donate now, or through your estate and will planning. Consult your financial advisor to decide how you would like to donate and have the most impact. Ask your broker to transfer your securities to SJK by completing the transfer form.
Let us know that you’ve made your gift. We will provide a receipt for income tax purposes and acknowledge your gift to the SJK community, with your consent.
Physical Share Certificates Transfer
Shares may be donated to SJK. A Letter of Authorization Form is to be signed, witnessed and guaranteed by a Chartered Bank.
For more information, please contact: Director of Advancement at 519 648-3602 ext 326.
When a donation is directed to establish an endowment, it creates a charitable investment that supports the school with the annual income that it generates. Through annual reinvestment of a portion of the income, an endowment fund becomes a permanent legacy, providing annual support to SJK.
In recognition of your legacy gift, an endowment fund can be named in your honour, or it may honour a loved one. It can support the highest priority needs of the school or you may choose a specific area of need.
Contributions to an endowment fund can be made through a multi-year pledge, a one-time gift, a combined-donor/family/classmate gift or a bequest.
To establish an endowment:
Speak with your financial advisor about what works best for you. Contact SJK’s Director of Advancement who will work with you to determine where your gift will have a lasting impact.
Friends of Independent Schools for Better Education, FRISBE, is a registered US charity, formed to assist Independent Schools in Canada, like SJK, to receive donations from alumni and friends now living in the United States. Since US citizens can generally receive an income tax deduction only when they donate to a registered US charity, FRISBE accepts the donation and facilitates its transfer to SJK.
Grants are approved by the FRISBE Board in March and September each year.