How to Donate

There are a variety of convenient ways to donate to Rosseau Lake College. We’re immensely grateful for your support!

There are a variety of ways to make a donation to RLC that offer a range of benefits to you. The most immediate option is to donate using our online giving form or to call the Rosseau Lake College office at 705-732-4351.

For further information on funding opportunities, please contact the school’s Director of Advancement & Communications, Kim Morton at kim.morton@rosseaulakecollege.com.

Make a Donation

Rosseau Lake College is a registered charity and issues receipts to donors for Canadian tax purposes. As an amazing and supportive RLC community member, you will be recognized in our Spring Rosseau Review. If you would like to be an anonymous donor, please let us know.

Online

Click here to give with a Visa or MasterCard using our secure, online donation form. A charitable donation receipt will be issued immediately.

Phone

Call our Administration Office (705) 732-4351 ext. 160 to donate over the phone using Visa or MasterCard.

Mail

Cheques made payable to Rosseau Lake College can be mailed to Rosseau Lake College, Advancement Department, Box 50, Rosseau, ON P0C 1J0

In Person

We would love to see you! Donations by cheque can be dropped off at the school office, 1967 Bright Street, Rosseau ON.

Gifts of Stocks and Certificates

As a charitable organization, Rosseau Lake College is able to accept donations in the form of securities transfers.

If your securities have appreciated in value since you acquired them, you may choose to donate them because any capital gains resulting from their subsequent sale are not subject to taxation. As a result, you will receive a tax receipt for 100% of the value of the stock donated.

Arranging for a transfer of securities is a simple process that involves letting both your broker and the Director of Advancement know that you plan to donate through a transfer of securities. We will want to ensure that RLC is capable of fulfilling your intentions for the designation and as it is our policy to sell securities immediately, it will be useful to know when they can be expected.

Once you have discussed your wishes for the transfer, you will be asked to complete a transfer form from TD bank detailing the securities that you will be donating. Please send the form to both your broker and to Ms. Morton so that we will know when to expect your donation. Please note which program will receive the benefit of your gift.

The Canada Revenue Agency regulations define the value of a donated security (for the purpose of tax receipt) as the fair market value of the security at the time that it is received in the charities account. As with other independent schools, it is Rosseau Lake College’s policy to immediately divest of transferred stocks on the day of receipt and your tax receipt will indicate the gross proceeds from the sale and will not reflect any fees incurred in the process.

The transfer from can be found here with the school’s account details completed. Please email or fax (705) 732-6319 your form to the attention of the Advancement Department along with your mailing address, phone number and the RLC program that you would like to benefit from your donation noted.

Wire Transfer

To send a wire transfer, you will need to visit your bank or credit union and provide information about Rosseau Lake College bank account including a “Swift” ID which is a unique identifier that can be used for Canadian and international wire payments.

A wire transfer takes approximately 3-5 business days to be processed. The transfer cost invoiced by your financial institution will likely be between $30-$80, depending on the currency and amount, and will also be subject to a $17.50 fee by our bank which is TD Bank

Your teller will require account details for the school and all the information you will need is included on our Wire Transfer Form, which we ask that you forward to the school when you have completed your transfer.

United Way Donors

If you are participating in your workplace United Way campaign, you can choose to direct a portion of your contribution to Rosseau Lake College. If doing so, please let us know of your gift so we can recognize you appropriately (contact Kim Morton at kim.morton@rosseaulakecollege.com).

Canada Helps

Canada Helps is a registered Canadian charity dedicated to increasing charitable giving in Canada by serving both donors and charities through an online giving platform capable of directing donations to any charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.

For donors, Canada Helps offers an online portal for learning about charities and making donations to any registered Canadian charity through one payment system and issuing immediate tax receipts by email. For charities, CanadaHelps provides donor access to an affordable, secure online fundraising platform.

If you would like to make a contribution to RLC and other charities at the same time, this is a system that will allow you to do so and you will be issued an immediate tax receipt by email from CanadaHelps.

Matching Gifts

If your company has a matching-gift program, the Matching-Gift Program could be a great way to double or even triple your donation to Rosseau Lake College. Many companies will match all, or a percentage of, employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in employees’ personal philanthropy. Request a matching-gift form from your employer’s personnel office, fill it out, and submit your contribution to Rosseau Lake College.