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.
Leadership Giving Society: An Emblem of Dedication and Vision
Taking the step to join the Leadership Giving Society with a generous contribution of $5,000 or more is more than just a donation—it's a resonant declaration of your unwavering belief in SJK's mission and vision. Such a commitment doesn't only further our school's transformative goals but also serves as a beacon, inspiring others in our community to follow suit. By entering this esteemed circle, you spotlight the magnitude of collective ambition and drive, proving that together, we can forge an extraordinary path for SJK's future. Your leadership in giving doesn't just shape the present; it paves the way for generations to come.
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) 648-2183.
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.
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 Development 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.