Ways to Give

Montcrest is a registered charitable organization and is recognized as such by the Canada Revenue Agency.

All donations will be gratefully acknowledged with an official donation receipt for income tax purposes.

Registered Charitable No. 11904-4741-RR0001

Gifts to Montcrest can be directed to the following:

  • Montcrest Initiatives Fund – Gifts will be directed to the most vital and strategic area to enhance the Montcrest experience for our students:
      • Transform teaching & learning experiences by investing in hands-on learning materials and professional development for faculty and staff.
      • Continue to enhance our facilities and unique campus
  • Elaine Danson Bursary – The Elaine Danson Bursary is named in honour of Elaine Danson, one of Montcrest’s former Heads of School. Gifts support current families whose financial situations have changed, and new families whose child would benefit from attending Montcrest.

 

  • Taber Family Bursary – The Taber Family Bursary was established to honour the memory and spirit of the Taber Family. Through the bursary, the Taber Family’s kindness and generosity will continue to have a positive impact on Montcrest families and students in need.

There are many ways to give to Montcrest:

One-time Gift

It’s quick, it’s simple and it’s greatly appreciated! Thank you for thinking of Montcrest. Your gift: 

Monthly Gifts

Sign up to donate a monthly gift! It’s one of the easiest and most popular ways to donate! Gifts can be divided into manageable monthly payments. Register for monthly donations and you won’t have to worry about the process until next year, or if you decide to change your gift designation! Register to donate monthly gifts here or email Lindsay Tarvit with any further questions or concerns at ltarvit@montcrest.ca. The Montcrest community is so grateful for the donations you make!

Major Gifts

Major gifts are $10,000+ donations and have a large impact for Montcrest. These donations make necessary changes and updates to our infrastructure, our teaching and learning programs and establish new programs to ensure we are always at the forefront of education. Major gifts can support many areas of the school. Our Advancement Office can certainly make suggestions, but we look at this as an open conversation to ensure that your support is closely related to your personal objectives for community support.

Multi-year Pledges

​Gifts can be pledged to be paid over a number of years. 

A pledge to Montcrest is made by a committed Montcrest community member to make a future contribution to the school. Some members will make a multi-year pledge that will stretch over a longer period of time to make a larger impact, at a more comfortable pace.

Legacy Giving

All members of the Montcrest community will be remembered for their contributions from generous donations to valued volunteerism in Montcrest’s growth. Contributions to Montcrest are widely recognized and greatly appreciated by all staff and students! 

But how do you make an everlasting mark on the Montcrest community for generations of future Montcrest students? Through a legacy or planned gift. 

What is a legacy gift?

A legacy gift or a planned gift is a donation made today, saved to make an impact on the Montcrest students of tomorrow. Your legacy gift is given to Montcrest after you have passed to ensure you make a difference for the future of Montcrest. 

Where does it go?

Your legacy gift can be designated to any of the initiatives or scholarships at Montcrest.

United Way

Did you know that you can make a donation to Montcrest through the United Way? When participating in the next United Way campaign or fundraising activity, you can choose Montcrest as one of your designated charities of choice. If you intend to donate to Montcrest via United Way, we would appreciate it if you would let us know by filling out the form below. Please contact Lindsay Tarvit at ltarvit@montcrest.ca if you have any further questions about the process.

When designating your donation to Montcrest school you can search our charitable registration No. 11904-4741-RR0001

*Montcrest does not directly issue tax receipts for donations received through United Way, you will receive the tax receipt through the United Way. 

 

Matching Gifts

Do you wish you could give back to the Montcrest community with a larger impact? See if  your employer offers a matching gift program! Many employers offer these, and some match up to three times your gift to Montcrest. Asking your employer to match your donation is a great way to optimize your generosity and impact on Montcrest. Donations of every size are significant to Montcrest, but the matching gifts program encourages your employer to give back to the community too!

Gifts of Securities

When making a gift of securities to Montcrest, you’re directly developing and enhancing the Montcrest experience for our students. 

Did you know? If you own stocks or mutual funds that have grown in value, you may face a tax bill when you sell them? But, if you donate them to Montcrest, you can reduce your tax bill and make a significant gift at the same time! By gifting securities to Montcrest you can eliminate 100 per cent of the capital gains.  

Click here for a transfer form to donate stocks or securities.

Securities can include stock, mutual funds, segregated funds, bonds, flow-through shares, and employee stock options. You can give now, or as part of your estate and will planning. 

Giving back to the Montcrest community is made so simple:

Step one: Consult your financial advisor about which securities will make the most impact.

Step two: Ask your broker to transfer your securities through the transfer form. 

Step three: Get in touch with Lindsay Tarvit at ltarvit@montcrest.ca to let us know the amazing contributions you have made to Montcrest so we can show our gratitude! 

US Donations

Individuals, companies, and foundations having U.S. source income can support Montcrest School by making a gift through FRISBE (Friends of Independent Schools and Better Education). All gifts made through FRISBE will be passed on to Montcrest as unrestricted donations. FRISBE is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization with the IRS (Federal Tax # 91-1216755) U.S. taxpayers will receive a charitable deduction for their gifts.

NOTE: Please make your cheque payable to “FRISBE” (in the memo section, please indicate that your gift should be directed to benefit Montcrest School).

 

Mail your U.S. cheque with direction to:

Friends of Independent Schools & Better Education (FRISBE)

117 E. Louisa Street, #533

Seattle, WA, USA

98102

 

Please also send a copy of your donation letter or email to ltarvit@montcrest.ca or mail to:

Lindsay Tarvit

Director of Advancement

Montcrest School

658 Broadview Ave.

Toronto, ON, M4K 2P1

Canada

 

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Questions?

Questions about any giving opportunities can be directed to Lindsay Tarvit, Director of Advancement: ltarvit@montcrest.ca or 416-469- 2008.

 

Big or small, your donation will help our students thrive.

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