Introducing the Commerce 2007 Award in Memory of Darren James Bishop
The Class of Commerce 2007 is honoured to announce the creation of the Commerce 2007 Award in Memory of Darren James Bishop. Darren was a dear friend whose contagious smile and laugh is greatly missed by those lucky enough to have known him. The class needs to raise $50,000+ in order to create this endowed fund in his memory.
The Award will provide financial assistance to help offset first year students’ $17,000 tuition and will be granted based on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities. Darren always felt that his education played the most pivotal role in letting him achieve his dream of becoming an entrepreneur.
Darren’s spirit and memory will continue to inspire those who knew him, and his passion and gratitude towards Queen’s will provide new students with the same opportunity that we had through this Award for years to come.
Be sure to join your classmates by making your gift ("immediate gift") or pledge ("recurring gift") today!
An Overview of Personal Giving Milestones
Tier 1: Chairman of the Board
- $1,000+ per year, over 5 years ($5,000+ in total)
- That’s like a weekend away each year (and you’re ensuring this fund continues in perpetuity)
- Queen’s Grant Hall Society recognition
- All benefits of Tier 2 & 3
Tier 2: CEO
- $500-999 per year, over 5 years ($2,500-5,000 in total)
- That’s like a new suit or a nice pair of shoes (except you’re making someone’s Queen’s Commerce dream a reality!)
- The Board Meeting Party (because we've graduated from Bushwhacked and Drink Gan Dry!)
- All the benefits of Tier 3
Tier 3: Rising Star
- $50-500 per year, over 5 years ($250-2,500 in total)
- That’s like one really nice dinner out (and you’re helping out with someone’s tuition)
- The feeling of knowing you contributed to a meaningful, targeted, and everlasting class fund
For the "Commies", the financial advantages of giving are clear
- Gifts can be pledged over 5 years (annually, monthly, etc.)
- Gifts are tax-deductible
- Gifts made jointly with your spouse can be reported on either partner’s tax return
- Gifts of publicly traded stock or securities receive a tax receipt for the full appreciated value without being subject to capital gains tax