Frequently Asked Questions

We realize that giving decisions are personal. All gifts to Smith School of Business are greatly appreciated!

Yes you can! Smith School of Business would be pleased to accept a gift with payments spread out up to five years in monthly, quarterly, or annual payments.

Yes, you will. Gift receipts are mailed (or emailed as a PDF if you choose to make your gift online) three to five days after we have processed your gift. Monthly gift installments will be receipted at year end and mailed out in February.

We hope so! Please check with your HR or Personnel department to find out if your employer has a matching gift program. Then all you have to do is fill out a matching gift claim form and mail it to us along with your donation! Five minutes is all it takes to double, or even triple, your gift to the area at Smith School of Business that matters most to you. You can also check our Matching Gift Database to see if your company is registered with Queen's as a matching gift company.

Yes you can. Alumni, and relatives of alumni, can make a gift or a pledge to Queen's. If you work for a matching gift company in the United States, or are a friend of the University, there may be different rules regarding eligible charities.

Yes. We will provide you with a letter that can be used for IRS purposes. Click here for more information.

Yes! Queen's accepts gift from around the world. Gifts can be made to Smith School of Business, directed through the Charities Aid Foundation. Tax implications vary, however, from country to country. Click here for more information.

Yes, your estate is entitled to a tax receipt if you leave a gift in your will. The donation limit is 100 percent of net income in the year of death and the year immediately preceding death.

The University's policy is to use the closing price of the stock on the day it is received in the University's account.

As of May 2006, if you donate certain publicly listed securities directly to Smith School of Business, you are not required to pay tax on the capital gains while receiving a tax receipt for the current value of the donated stock.

Donors will be recognized in the School's Annual Report for the full amount of a pledge in the year that it is made, regardless of payment timing. Pledge payments made in subsequent years will not be listed.

Any member of our staff would be more than happy to talk to you. Contact us.

You can direct your gift towards what means the most to you. See the list of the School’s funding priorities.

Queen's offers you flexibility in the ways in which you choose to make your gift. For information on innovative and beneficial gift options, please visit our Gift Opportunities pages.

For many donors who have already made the decision to donate to Smith School of Business, a donation of cash, personal cheque, or credit card is a convenient route.

You can make a gift online (by Visa, MasterCard, or Electronic Funds Transfer)

Please make your cheque payable to Queen’s University and send it to:

Department of DevelopmentSmith School of Business143 Union St., Goodes HallKingston ON K7L 3N6