Our Department

Ways to Give

There are many ways to support the Department of Chemistry. For more information about any of the ways to give listed below, or to discuss an opportunity or program you’d like to help establish, please contact us.

Gifts of Cash

Chemisty accepts gifts of cash of any value or currency. If you choose to donate a gift of cash, you’ll receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your gift*.

Gifts of Securities

Chemistry accepts donations of publicly traded securities including shares, bonds and mutual funds. If you choose this gift type, you will receive a tax receipt for the value of the publicly traded securities donated*.

In 2006, the Federal Government eliminated the capital gains tax on publicly traded securities donated directly to a charity. Therefore, donors receive substantially greater tax saving when they donate publicly traded securities directly to UBC rather than donating the cash proceeds from the sale of these same securities.

The department accepts both electronic and certificate shares, as well as gifts of publicly traded options.

(*Residents of British Columbia can calculate their tax deduction using our online tax credit calculator – page requires Javascript.)

Give Online

You may donate online with your credit card via UBC’s secure Online Gift Centre. You can sign up for a monthly giving program, make a one-time gift or pay an existing pledge online. You will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your gift.

Matching Gifts

Many companies encourage their employees to contribute to charities by offering a “matching gift” program. This means the company will donate funds equal to your contribution to the same fund, effectively doubling the gift. Check with your employer to see if they offer a charitable gift matching program, or view the current list of participating companies.

International Gifts

The Department of Chemistry is privileged to receive support from donors around the world. UBC has established international charitable foundations for donors living in the United States, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. These foundations help non-residents of Canada support UBC, while still maximizing tax credit in the donor’s country of residence. Gifts made to UBC foundations flow directly to the University and are used as directed. No administration fees are deducted from your charitable gift.


A gift-in-kind is a non-cash donation and includes items such as equipment, materials, computer programs and real estate. The Department of Chemistry welcomes any gifts-in-kind for which it has a use from individuals and companies. Tax receipts for the fair market price are issued once the gift has been appraised and received. Please contact us for more information on how to make a gift-in-kind.

Gift and Estate Planning

Your gift to the Department of Chemistry can advance your financial, philanthropic and estate planning goals. Planned gifts give back, allowing you to take advantage of sizable income, capital gains and estate deductions on your taxes. Planned gifts can also be much larger than other gifts, so you can leave a legacy that supports your passions and has lasting impact.

Planned giving is a charitable donation that is deferred into the future or to the time of one’s passing. They have unique tax implications and we would be pleased to work with you to ensure your best interests are considered when creating a gift. The following are examples of planned giving opportunities:

  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Bequests and wills
  • Gift plus annuity plans

Please contact us for more information on making a planned gift.

For more information about ways to give to the Department of Chemistry, please contact us.