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It's simple to donate online to Prairie and to specific projects that need support.

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Young lives - an investment with lifetime dividends!

Partners like you empower Prairie College to challenge students “to be, and invite others to be lovers of God, who will make disciples, influence culture and build His Kingdom.”  That’s our sole purpose at Prairie and your investment makes it possible.

We’re thankful for you, our generous friends, who enabled the college in the 2016/17 school year to:

  • award over $500,000 in scholarships and bursaries (up 25% over the previous year)
  • invest over $600,000 in much needed campus upgrades.  

Tim MacKenzie
Director of Alumni and Donor Relations

Giving opportunities

  • General Ministries (unrestricted for any operational and educational use.)
  • Education Fund  (scholarships and bursaries.) Gifts will be matched up to $250,000.
  • Campus Renewal (projects like classroom upgrades, new IT system, new residence security system, infrastructure renewal) Gifts will be matched up to $300,000 by two friends of Prairie.
  • Online program development (completion of Pastoral, Youth Ministry and Intercultural degrees – 100% online) Gifts will be matched up to $30,000 USD.

This is a great opportunity to double the value of your donation and make an eternal investment in young lives!

To allocate your gift, please go to ‘select a fund’ at the top of the donation page.  Choose the fund from the
drop down menu. 

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Ways to Donate

Donate Online
Use our secure online donation forms above to donate in Canadian or US funds. We accept Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

Donate by Pre-authorized Withdrawal
Safe and convenient!  In a few simple steps you can set-up a monthly gift and not have to worry about it again until you wish to stop.  Please select one of the following two options:

1) Credit Card Withdrawal: Click on the donate button and fill in the secure online form.  Change the dropdown from "This is a one-time donation" to "Give this amount monthly", and your recurring donation will be set up.  You will be sent a management link by email that will allow you to make changes to your recurring gift whenever you like.

2) Electronic Funds Transfer (from a bank account)
For Canadian donors, please download and print the  Automatic Withdrawal Form here and mail it to the address below, or scan and email the signed form to development@prairie.edu

US donors can print the Automatic withdrawl form, or use the online donation form to set up a recurring gift from their bank account.  Click the Donate in American funds button and fill in the required information, leaving the payment method as Electronic Check.  Change the drop-down from "This is a one-time donation" to "Give this amount monthly".  Click the Make Donation button and your monthly gift is set up.  You will be sent a management link by email that will allow you to make changes to your recurring gift whenever you like.

Donate by Mail
Prairie
PO Box 4000
Three Hills, AB T0M 2N0

Please make cheques payable to Prairie Bible Institute.

US Donors can mail within the US to

PO Box 718
Shelby, MT  59474

Donate by Phone
Call us to discuss a gift, donate using your credit card, or ask questions.

Direct line (403) 443-3041
Toll-free  1-800-661-2425

Planned Giving

Take advantage of opportunities to enjoy both eternal and earthly rewards. Did you know that your investment in the lives of Prairie students can also benefit your family by providing tax benefits for your estate?

Bequests
By remembering Prairie in your final estate, you can take advantage of significant tax benefits while considerably blessing our ministry. Contact the Development Office to request a Will-Planning Guide.

Annuities
Charitable Gift Annuities have become an attractive option providing a guaranteed fixed income for people of retirement age. There is an immediate sizable charitable tax receipt and in most cases the income is tax free. At death, the remainder of the Annuity capital becomes a gift to Prairie’s ministry. Contact our Director of Planned Giving for further information.

Revocable Deposit Agreement
An RDA allows you to invest in Prairie while receiving a market value return on your money. Prairie benefits by receiving any additional profits that are earned beyond the return guaranteed to you. Enjoy the flexibility of being able to cancel at any time and receive 100% of your principal immediately. Contact our Director of Planned Giving for further information.

Life Insurance
There are three ways to benefit from planned giving involving life insurance:

Include a clause in your will stating that the insurance proceeds be directed to Prairie. Your estate will receive a tax benefit to help offset final estate taxes.
Name Prairie as the beneficiary and owner of your policy. You will receive a tax receipt for the full value of each premium you pay, which will help offset your annual income taxes.
Purchase a 'paid -up policy' naming Prairie as the irrevocable owner. Receive a tax receipt for the full value of the policy.
Contact our Director of Planned Giving for further information.

Stocks and Securities (Canadian friends)
Capital gains inclusion rate eliminated!
When you donate shares to Prairie, you will no longer be subject to capital gains tax on the gift of shares. You will also still be entitled to receive a charitable tax receipt for the market value of the gift. Contact the Development Office for more information.

Gift Matching
Did you know that hundreds of companies offer gift-matching programs? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to maximize your gift. Contact your employer's human resources office to find out if your company matches employee donations.

Gifts in Kind
When you transfer ownership of real estate and real property to Prairie, you can receive a tax-deductable receipt for the assessed value. A qualified, independent third party is required to determine the value of the property before a tax receipt can be issued. Contact the Development Office for more information.

Donor Restricted Gift Policy

Spending of funds is confined to board approved programs and projects. Each restricted contribution designated towards a board approved program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the board, the remaining restricted contributions designated for such program or project will be used where needed most.  

 

Thank you for your generosity!

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