Making a Gift

WHO IS SHE? Fundraising Campaign

WIS Banner with photos of honourees


We have launched our 2023/24 fundraising campaign; Who is She?

The Who Is She? campaign gives you the opportunity to:

  • honour an inspiring woman in your life by submitting a tribute explaining how they have impacted your life
  • donate to the Ban Righ Centre which supports the education of mature women students at Queen's.

Learn more about Who is She? and participate



"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.



Donate to the Ban Righ Centre

Want to donate to the Ban Righ Centre but do not want to participate in Who is She?

Donate now

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

In 2022 we:

  • Provided over $220,000 in financial assistance to mature women students.
  • Had 5500+ visits to the Centre.
  • Relaunched our soup lunch program which provides a free lunch to our students daily.

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

  • 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

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.