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Transformational Giving

It takes talented minds, sincere dedication, and passionate support of donors like yourself to partner with Pickering College in a transformational way.

Generous commitments beginning at $15,000 have a powerful impact at Pickering College that will be felt for generations to come. As both an academic institution and charitable cause, Pickering College relies on the fundraising efforts of our community to continue our trajectory of excellence. Be that enhancing our beloved blue and silver farm to provide state-of-the-art outdoor education; financial aid to support our families in need; enhancing our school through capital campaigns; including our new academic building to provide learning and living spaces that support 21st-century skills; or in alignment with our platinum distinction recognition from Eco-School Canada, funding green initiatives to ensure sustainability and better care for the environment. Educating the next generation of students to create meaningful and sustainable change is an investment, but it is an investment we are grateful to be making.

Thanks to the spirit of generosity within our community, Pickering College has met ambitious fundraising objectives to date & together, we know that we can meet the goals of the present and future.

However, this would not be possible without transformational donors like yourself. To learn more about how you can partner with us in a significant way, don't hesitate to get in touch with our Development team at

As a fundraising professionals, they can show you how you might consider structuring your gift, provide you with knowledge on tax savings, discuss recognition opportunities, and work with you to ensure that your donation generates the impact you desire.

Thank you for being a champion for Pickering College. We couldn't do this without you.

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Leave a legacy…for the future of Pickering College

A gift in your will may be the biggest gift of your life, and it has the power to make a lasting impact to the future of our school. Yet this gift doesn't cost you anything during your lifetime.

Including Pickering College in your estate planning not only secures a lasting impact for the future of the school, but it also ensures that your legacy will live on at PC for generations to come.

By committing to a legacy gift, you will also be added to PC's community of Lamplighters, a group of caring individuals who have also remembered Pickering College in their estate planning.

Why consider a legacy gift?

You can amplify your impact: By remembering Pickering College in your estate planning, it may be possible to make a more significant gift than you might otherwise have been able to afford.

You can enjoy tax benefits: By including charitable gifts in your estate planning, you can reduce or eliminate some taxes payable upon your death.

And most important:

You can make a significant difference to the students of Pickering College, leave a lasting legacy, and set an example they will be proud to follow in.

Learn more about the different ways to leave a legacy gift

Gift in Will

Gifts in will can be made in three different ways; a specific gift - which is a specific dollar amount, a residual bequest- a share of the remainder of your estate after other needs are met or a contingent bequest - a share of your estate after your other beneficiaries have passed.

Gifts of Securities

By donating securities you receive a double tax benefit – you eliminate the capital gains tax you‘d have to pay if you sold your appreciated securities, and you receive a charitable tax receipt for your donation.

Gifts of Life Insurance

With a gift of life insurance, you make periodic premium payments that eventually translated into a major gift.

Gifts of Retirement Funds

You can name Pickering College as the beneficiary of your:

  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)
  • Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs)
  • Registered Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA).

Endowment Fund

An endowment fund can set up through a one-time donation, a multi- year pledge or through a gift in your will. This fund can be named after you, your family, or in honour of a loved one.

I'm interested in leaving a legacy gift, now what?

If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift, please contact the development team and we can discuss options with you. Pickering College's Charitable Information:

Legal name: Pickering College
Charitable registration number: 11909 2815 RR0001
Address: 16945 Bayview Ave., Newmarket, ON L3Y 4X2
Attention: Head of School

Pickering College deeply appreciates your commitment to the future of our school. We take great care in respecting and safeguarding your privacy and the decisions you make while creating your will.