Contributing to the KEGS Foundation
There are a number of ways that you can contribute:
Cash—A one-time lump sum donation or an annual commitment. (For your convenience, please print out and mail the Donation Form.)
Shares & Property—A direct donation of shares or other assets (particularly advantageous for assets which have appreciated in value).
Bequests—A bequest of property, stocks, or Insurance Policy proceeds (including a bequest under the terms of a Residual Trust).
The Foundation Directors would be pleased to discuss any aspect of potential donations, including Matching Gift programs. Individual donors may wish to take advantage of the recently initiated matching donation program to increase the impact of their donation, which can be directed to one of six established endowment funds or to the General Fund.
Donor Benefits and Recognition
A Donor can designate a particular discipline or cluster of disciplines, such as Mining Geophysics, for his or her donations. Substantial gifts can also be assigned to a designated "envelope" within the overall foundation endowment in recognition of a particular individual or institution. Endowed scholarships can be named in honour of a particular geophysicist or company.
Besides the obvious tax benefits*, all contributions will be acknowledged in the regular communications of the KEGS Foundation as well as at special events which KEGS may hold in conjunction with the Foundation.
Thanks to the substantial generosity of many donors, the KEGS Foundation has established a number of endowed scholarship funds to celebrate and honour notable Canadian geophysicists and their contributions to advancing exploration geophysics. The principal endowed scholarship funds currently administered by the KEGS Foundation are:
- The KEGS Pioneers Scholarship Fund, established in 2003 to honour various notable exploration geophysicists associated with KEGS, is intended to support an undergraduate displaying academic excellence and a focus on mining exploration applications**, with major donations by Norm Paterson, Ray Whitton, Doug Fraser and the Crone and Sander families;
The BCGS Scholarship Fund, established in 2005 to support geophysical education in B.C. via generous donations by the B.C. Geophysical Society;
CGG Scholarship, established in 2008 by a very generous multi-year gift by Fugro Airborne Surveys (Canada) to support research leading to an advance in airborne methods;
The GSC Pioneers Scholarship Fund, established following Exploration 07 to honour the many advances and accomplishments of GSC geophysicists, is directed at fostering innovative research and development in geophysics, with notable donations from Exploration '07 and the Len Collett family;
The Limion Scholarship Fund, established in 2000 in honour of noted consulting geophysicist Heikki Limion, a noted Canadian mining geophysicist, with notable donations by the Limion family;
WAMIC Geophysics Scholarship, originally established by the Women's Association of Mining in Canada (WAMIC) and now administered by the KEGS Foundation, is directed at supporting a fourth year student in exploration geophysics with a superior academic record.
In addition to donations to the Foundation utilized for current scholarships, donations and bequests may be directed to any of the above endowed funds, and indicated to be on behalf of a particular individual.
*The KEGS Foundation, established in 1999, is a federally chartered charitable organization, and hence is authorized to issue normal charitable tax receipts for donations.
**Currently: Doug Fraser, Tony Barringer, John Boniwell, Wally Boyko, Duncan Crone, John Dowsett, Edwin Gaucher, Tom Gledhill, Bob Fraser, Phil Hallof, Norm Paterson, Mike Reford, George Sander, Harold Seigel and Ray Whitton
Please make cheques payable to the KEGS Foundation and mail to:
The KEGS Foundation
416 Merton St., Suite 1
CRA Charitable Organization Registration #:870164340RR0001