Ways to Give

There are various ways of making gifts to The Shepherds’ Trust, each method offering tax benefits that may significantly reduce the cost of your gift.

Gift of Cash

By far the most popular method of support, a gift of cash provides an immediate benefit to the Trust, and an instant tax receipt for you. You may receive a tax credit for a gift up to 75% of your annual net income in any one year, and you may carry forward any excess for a period of up to five years. Spouses may combine their charitable receipts on one income tax return even if the receipts are not in both names.

Gifts of cash may be given through your parish (cheques should be made payable to Parish Name - The Shepherds’ Trust) or directly to The Shepherds’ Trust.

Click here to make an online donation.



A bequest is a specific provision in your will, directing various estate assets to be given to The Shepherds’ Trust in return for a tax receipt for the full value of the bequest. This receipt can be used to reduce the tax payable on your final tax return. These gifts can symbolize permanent memorials for you, your family or anyone you wish to honour.


Publicly Traded Stocks and Securities

Gifts of listed securities to The Shepherds' Trust benefit the donor in two ways. The donors receives an income tax receipt for the value of the donated listed security and capital gains on the difference between the cost of the security and its donation value is exempted.

Listed securities include shares of a publicly traded company, bonds, mutual funds, bills, warrants and futures.

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In Memoriam Cards

The In Memoriam card enables you to offer your sympathy to those who have lost a loved one, and your donation will be acknowledged to the family of the deceased without disclosing the amount of your gift.  A charitable receipt will be issued from The Shepherds' Trust office.

To offer your In Memoriam gift online, click here.

To order In Memoriam cards by mail, please call Marisa Rogucki at (416) 934-3400, ext. 336, or e-mail her at retiredpriests@archtoronto.org


Living Gifts

Have you ever wondered what to give to the person who "has everything"?  Or, perhaps you've been invited to a celebration where "best wishes only" have been requested.  A Shepherds' Trust Living Gift offers you the opportunity to honour that special someone by making a donation in his/her name, while allowing The Shepherds' Trust to continue caring for our retired priests.  It really is the gift that keeps giving!

The Shepherds' Trust will notify the recipient (without disclosing the amount of the gift) that you have made a contribution in his/her honour.  To offer your Living Gift online, click here.