Making a Gift

BRC Staff outside centre; BRC logo

We’re back! This has been a busy and exciting fall at the Ban Righ Centre. After three years of bouncing back and forth between virtual and in-person programming, we are back to enjoying a house full of students who come to work, rest, talk, eat, and laugh. We absolutely love the lively engagement we are having this year with new and returning students.

Whether seeking personal advice, financial assistance, a quiet place to work or rest, a warming meal, or the opportunity to build friendships with a community of peers, the Ban Righ Centre has been here for mature women students, including student mothers, since 1974.

"I made it my first stop after I picked up my books in early September. That day the BRC was, and always remained, a place of great warmth and nourishment: warm student advisor greetings, warm soup, and heartwarming conversations with other students who, in their various ways, had similar stories to tell and relatable struggles and celebrations." - Andrea P.

The success of the Ban Righ Centre relies on generous support from people like you. Help us to continue doing what we do best

Yes, I will donate now

Make a gift to ensure that future generations of mature women students at Queen’s will benefit from Ban Righ Centre’s supports and services.

In 2021 we:

  • Provided over $150,000 in financial assistance to mature women students.
  • Engaged over 300 students in 1:1 student advising –  both in-person and virtual.
  • Hosted discussion groups, student speakers, wellness meet-ups, parenting chats, mentoring sessions, awards ceremonies, seasonal celebrations and more.

And 2022 is shaping up to be even busier!

Thank you for playing an important part in the future success of women students at Queen’s. Your gift makes it all possible.

 

How to give

There are several ways you can give to the Ban Righ Centre.

We have two main areas of need:

  • Support for programs and services
  • Emergency bursaries for students

We know that each of our donors has a special reason for giving and we offer heartfelt thanks for your support. A tax receipt will be issued for your gift.

For assistance or questions about making a donation, please call the Ban Righ Centre director, Susan Belyea by phone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74931 or email at susan.belyea@queensu.ca.

  • Gifts can be made online through the donation website.
  • Make a gift over the phone. Call 1-800-267-7837 to make a credit card donation. 
  • Drop off a gift in person at the Ban Righ Centre
  • Send a gift by mail. Please make the cheque payable to "Queen’s University (Ban Righ Centre)" and post to:

Queen's University
Gift Services
Old Medical Building
99 University Avenue
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6


Give in memory or in honour

Gifts given in memory are a kind and generous way to remember and honour dear friends and loved ones. We are grateful to you for choosing to give in this way.

To give a gift “In Memory or in Honour”, you may send a cheque along with an instruction for us to the address above, or let Advancement know over the phone/in person. You will also have an opportunity to dedicate your gift when filling out the online giving form.


Leave a legacy

We would appreciate you remembering the Ban Righ Centre as a beneficiary under your will, trust, insurance policy or registered retirement plan. Please contact Susan (director) for more information on the gift options and sample designation language for estate related gifts to discuss with your advisor.


Eligible Funds for Donations

  • The Ban Righ Centre for Mature Women – gifts are used to support the Ban Righ Centre programs and services

  • The Maureen Ewan Endowment Fund – established to provide support for general operation of the Ban Righ Centre

  • The Jean MacLean Fund – donations are added to the endowment and the annual interest payments are used to support Ban Righ Centre programs and services

  • The Ellen O’Rourke Merrin Kitchen Fund – donations are added to the endowment and the annual interest payments are funds are used for kitchen operations and equipment

Many of our emergency bursaries are eligible for donations. If you have questions about donating to a specific named bursary, contact Ban Righ Centre director, Susan Belyea by phone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74931 or email at susan.belyea@queensu.ca.

If you are giving online, and know the name of the bursary you would like to donate to, please type the name of the fund you wish to support into the “search for funds here” box.

If you are giving in person, over the phone, or by mail, please indicate the desired fund.

All bursaries are given to mature women students who demonstrate financial need. The list of bursaries is impressive; the need is greater. We are very thankful for your continued support.