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Kristen Loden, Executive Director of Advancement

416-483-4325, ext. 1840
kloden@bss.on.ca

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BSS Giving & Philanthropy

Though it may be a surprise to learn, BSS is a registered charity. We were built on philanthropy and have grown to be a formidable school through the enthusiastic participation of our families. As a not-for-profit, we raise funds from our caring community and transform them into valuable opportunities for current and future students – including the chance to attend BSS for girls who may otherwise be unable. Following in the footsteps of their generous families and our dedicated alumnae, our students work to support others near and far in creative and caring ways.

"I don’t know that everyone who gives realizes the impact their donation has, but it’s life-changing."

BSS Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the foundation of giving at BSS. Each year the school relies on donations from our community to stay on the leading edge and ensure the best possible education and experience for our students.

Gifts of all amounts are important and have an impact on our entire school community.

You can help change a life. Donate today.

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Grad Class Scholarship

Whether they’ve been at BSS since JK or just a few years, the girls in our graduating class look forward to a future ripe with possibility. And, each year before they graduate, they work hard, along with their parents, to leave a meaningful legacy. They raise money for the Graduating Class Scholarship, which helps fund a BSS education for girls facing financial barriers.

Find out more about the 2019 Grad Class Scholarship Fund

Find out more about our Financial Assistance program

Ways to Give

Make a gift online for a one-time gift or a recurring gift. To learn more about monthly giving, scroll down.

You can make a gift over the phone using your credit card by calling Melissa Beauchamp at 416-483-4325, ext. 1875.

The Advancement office is located in Centennial Hall, directly across from the Drawing Room in Room 187. We’d love to see you!

When a donation of appreciated publicly traded securities is made to The Bishop Strachan School, the capital gains tax on the securities is eliminated when the securities are transferred directly to BSS.

You will also receive a donation receipt based on the full fair market value of the shares for the close of market on the day the securities are received by the school.

If you were to sell shares that you own to make a cash donation, you would receive a donation tax credit but you would be required to pay tax on your capital gains.

Through donating and directly transferring your publicly traded securities, you will receive the same tax credit for the value of the shares but you wouldn’t pay any tax on the transaction. Please see below for tax advantages chart.

If you would like to make a gift of stock please download this form.

For more information please contact Melissa Beauchamp at mbeauchamp@bss.on.ca or at 416-483-4325 ext. 1875.

Sell Shares, Give Cash Make a Gift of Securities Market Value Securities $15,000 $15,000 Cost Base $7,500 $7,500 Capital Gain $7,500 $7,500 Taxable Capital Gain (50%) $3,750 $0 Tax Due on Gain (at 53.5% tax rate) $2,006 $0 Tax Receipt for Donation $15,000 $15,000 Value of donation tax credits $7,560 $7,560 Net after tax cost of $15,000 gift $9,446 $7,440

To discuss a gift to the US Foundation or for more information, please contact Melissa Beauchamp, Advancement, at 416-483-4325, ext. 1875 or email mbeauchamp@bss.on.ca

A cheque, made payable to The Bishop Strachan School Foundation, can be mailed to:

Advancement
The Bishop Strachan School
298 Lonsdale Rd.
Toronto, ON M4V 1X2

To discuss a gift to the US Foundation or for more information, please contact Melissa Beauchamp, Advancement, at 416-483-4325, ext. 1875 or email mbeauchamp@bss.on.ca

Donations to BSS are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. If you are looking to determine your provincial, federal or territorial tax credits, the Government of Canada has an online charitable donation tax credit calculator to do just that. Check it out here.

Monthly Giving – Good for You, Good for the Girls!

Four Reasons to say “yes” to Monthly Giving:

  1. You can give smaller amounts every month that add up to a substantial gift at the end of the year, and you will receive one consolidated tax receipt each year.
  2. You provide BSS with sustained funding throughout the year, allowing the school to respond quickly to opportunities as they arise.
  3. Your monthly donation can be automatically charged to your credit card, making it convenient and effective.
  4. Once you sign up for a monthly gift, you will no longer receive donation reminders, which reduces paper consumption and postage cost.

For more information on how to become a monthly donor, contact Melissa Beauchamp, Director of Annual Giving and Constituent Relations at 416-483-4325, ext. 1875 or mbeauchamp@bss.on.ca.

Langtry Society

The Langtry Society is the premiere giving club at BSS, named after founder Reverend John Langtry.

All donors who make cumulative gifts of $1,000+ and Old Girls who make cumulative gifts of $500+ throughout the school year are honoured as members of our Langtry Society.

Special benefits include recognition in our Annual Report and in our new wing, and invitations to events and reserved seating.

Thank you to the generosity of all of our Langtry Society Members each year who continue to ensure excellence in the education and experience of all of our students.

For more information on how to become a Langtry Society Member, contact Melissa Beauchamp, Director of Annual Giving and Constituent Relations at 416-483-4325, ext. 1875 or mbeauchamp@bss.on.ca.

Planned Giving

The most common ways to arrange a planned gift are:

Charitable gift annuities enable you to make an immediate gift to BSS and receive guaranteed income for life.

Naming BSS as a beneficiary of your Will can, when properly planned, reduce the rate at which your estate is taxed. You may make a charitable bequest of a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder of your estate after planning to care for your family and friends.

A gift of life insurance is a simple and straightforward way to make a modest commitment now that allows for a significant gift in the future.

You and other beneficiaries can receive income for life or for a set number of years. Donors will receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction, immediate income and relief from tax on capital gain. When the trust expires, the assets remaining in trust go to support the BSS mission.

As you consider your support of BSS, we are happy to send you information that can help you combine your financial planning with charitable giving. Give us a call!

Jillian BLAKEY ’02, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving at 416-483-4325, ext. 1823 or jblakey@bss.on.ca.

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Meet our Advancement Team

Kristen Loden
Executive Director, Advancement
kloden@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325, ext. 1840

Melissa Beauchamp
Director, Annual Giving and Constituent Relations
mbeauchamp@bss.on.ca
416 483 4325, ext. 1875

Jillian BLAKEY ’02
Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving
jblakey@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325, ext. 1823

Kate Crokam
Director, Alumnae Engagement
kcrokam@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325, ext. 1821

Claire Reed
Director of Parent Relations
creed@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325, ext.1873

Hilary Eastwood
Senior Development Officer, Donor Relations and Stewardship
heastwood@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325, ext.1876

Susmita Neville
Manager, Advancement Services
sneville@bss.on.ca

416-483-4325, ext. 1822

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Rosemary Park
Advancement Services Administrator
rpark@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325, ext. 1874

Tracy Watt
Executive Assistant, Advancement
twatt@bss.on.ca
416-483-4325, ext. 1841

 

 

General Inquiries: advancement@bss.on.ca

Read our latest Impact Report honouring the many donors who have supported BSS and the many ways our community helped bring the BSS mission to life.