Make a One-Time Donation
Make an immediate and secure online donation to The ArQuives.
Your gift to The ArQuives will help us to continue our vital work to:
- Acquire, process and manage all materials that come into the Archives
- Provide space for researchers on LGBTQ2+ heritage
- Reach out to the public with walks, lectures, visits and tours
Tax receipts will be issued for all donations of $10 or more.
Become a Monthly sustainer
When you make a monthly contribution to The ArQuives, you provide stable funding for the acquisition and preservation of LGBTQ2+ information.
To join as a monthly Sustainer, you simply pre-authorize a monthly deduction from your credit card.
Giving monthly is the easiest and most cost-effective way to give to The ArQuives:
- As a monthly supporter, your contribution is convenient, automatic and effective
- You enable us to better plan activities in advance
- Our administrative costs are greatly reduced, which means more funds go directly to our work
- You will receive fewer reminders from us, which reduces paper consumption
- It is easy to activate and more convenient than writing cheques
To join by phone or mail, please provide the following information:
By Credit Card – Provide the credit card type (Visa and MasterCard), number and expiry date, the name on the card, your signature, and the amount you would like to give each month.
By Chequing Account – Provide a cheque marked VOID, with a note indicating the amount you would like to give each month; please date and sign the note.
Once you start your monthly gifts, withdrawals continue on the 15th of each month until you notify us of a change. A single tax receipt for your annual contributions will be sent to you after the end of the year.
Leave a Gift in Your Will
The Archives Must Exist Beyond Lifetimes
Including The ArQuives in your will means future generations will know the stories of the struggles and achievements of LGBTQ2+ communities. After you have provided for your loved ones, please consider a bequest to The ArQuives to continue our important work.
Sample Wording for Wills
Sample wording for a residual gift in your will:
“I give to The ArQuives, currently of 34 Isabella Street, Toronto Ontario, M4Y 1N1 all (or __ %) of the residue of my estate, to be used at the discretion of the organization.”
Sample wording for a specific gift in your will:
“I give to The ArQuives, currently of 34 Isabella Street, Toronto Ontario, M4Y 1N1, the sum of $__ to be used at the discretion of the organization.”
Donations in Lieu of Gifts
Are you planning a special occasion gathering for yourself, a family member or a friend? Don’t want folks to bring gifts? Please consider suggesting that guests donate to The ArQuives instead. We will send a representative to your event to collect donations. Please contact Raegan Swanson, Executive Director, at email@example.com or 416-777-2755 for more information.
Gifts of Stocks and Securities
Why give a gift of securities?
Making a gift of publicly-listed securities such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds to The ArQuives helps us keep our stories alive. There are significant tax advantages in donating your shares in stocks or options directly to a charity like The ArQuives, rather than selling the shares and donating the proceeds.
A charitable donation of publicly-traded securities such as stocks, mutual funds, bonds or futures results in a tax receipt for 100% of the value of the gift on the day of the transfer. By providing a larger potential deduction than an equivalent gift of cash, this option allows you to maximize your charitable giving.
For more information about the donation of securities, please contact Deanna Bickford, Sr. Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
A gift of appreciated securities is a highly tax-effective gift option, whether given today or in the future through a bequest in your will.
In Memoriam/Special Occasions
Would you like to donate in honour of a friend or family member?
Would you like to raise funds for The ArQuives at your upcoming event or special occasion?
Please reach out via email to email@example.com to let us know how we can help!