Opportunities to Contribute
A financial gift to the Council’s endowments is a gift with a broad range of applications. A gift to a specific programme enables that programme to meet current expenses and to expand its service in response to positive evaluation and ongoing need.
Donors have the opportunity to provide funding in a number of areas.
Unrestricted Endowment Gifts
This most popular and time-honoured giving practice ensures that CCTE will have the maximum latitude it needs in distributing resources to the theological education community. These gifts can be added to the existing endowments to build their capacity that the gift will provide years of support for the work of the theological education community.
Foundations, grantors, corporations and/or individuals that wish to provide support for specific programs in which CCTE is a partner can direct that their gift be used to promote their individual area of interest. For donors seeking the most visible use of their funds, in an area of their greatest interest, directed giving provides an excellent opportunity to match specific philanthropic goals with those of CCTE and its constituent churches and their schools.
The Howard McIlroy Mills Memorial Fund
This fund was established in 1999 to provide ongoing financial support for the annual Canadian Theological Students’ Conference. It was named for Howard Mills, a former General Secretary of the United Church of Canada who had a passion for ecumenical theological education in Canada and around the world. “Howie” was active with the CCTE and with the World Council of Churches’ Programme on Theological Education. The fund was endowed by CCTE and by generous gifts from friends and family of Howard Mills. The capital goal for the fund is $100,000. It will allow the conference to continue for many years to come.
Deferred giving, sometimes called planned giving, which usually uses estate assets to provide funding for CCTE, can be a terrific way of ensuring that those values you celebrated in life can be celebrated in the charitable distribution of your estate. Legacies are often created in the name of a loved one, or one’s self, through a current gift and/or a testamentary gift made through one’s estate.
As with any giving programme, CCTE would like to recognize and honor its donors. Naming opportunities for funds over $100,000 are available. Other gift recognition will be provided for all gifts in a manner befitting their support to the CCTE theological education community across Canada.
For more information contact the Executive Director.
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