The Order of 1889
Ridley College has a long history of dedicated members from across our community – alumni, parents, grandparents, staff and faculty, and more – stepping forward to create an enduring legacy by leaving a planned gift to benefit future generations of proud Ridleians.
The Order of 1889 serves to recognize those who have made the meaningful decision to include Ridley College as a beneficiary in their estate plans. These champions embody the ideal of our motto Terar Dum Prosim and are celebrated for their commitment to ensuring that future Ridley students have every opportunity to flourish and continue the tradition of excellence that has defined our school since its inception.
We invite you to consider the legacy you wish to leave and are deeply grateful for your interest in formalizing a planned gift to help shape the Ridley experience and learning landscape for generations to come.
Ways of Giving
A planned gift, such as a bequest or life insurance, allows you to secure a meaningful legacy of impact at Ridley, while still retaining full control of your assets during your lifetime. You have the power to create a personal legacy or honour someone special with a wide range of gift-planning opportunities, including:
- A bequest in your will
- A gift of life insurance or securities
- A gift of retirement funds (RRSP/RRIF)
When considering what type of planned gift is right for you, we encourage you to consult a professional financial planner or advisor to determine the best strategy for you and your family to achieve your philanthropic goals.
Why Make a Planned Gift?
Ridley is a school built upon a tradition of philanthropy and giving back. So much of the Ridley experience as we know it today was only made possible through the generosity and support of those that have come before. By joining The Order of 1889, you not only build a powerful legacy of impact at the school but also join the prestigious ranks of Ridley’s most committed supporters stretching all the way back to 1889.
By including Ridley College in your estate plans, you can provide a lasting contribution to the school that may not have otherwise been possible. You have the ability to designate your gift to any area of the school that is meaningful to you. No matter where you choose to direct your gift, your contribution will help empower Ridley to provide students, both now and in the future, with the best experience and environment in which to live, learn and flourish.
“Ridley will always be in my heart. I am grateful for my years as a student, my time working in the Development Office and being an OR. To say that the relationships and experiences I had during both of my tenures at Ridley had a tremendous impact on my life would be a dramatic understatement to say the least. In combination with supporting the Annual Fund and the various capital campaigns, becoming a member of the Order of 1889 by providing a donation in my estate plan is a way that I knew I could continue to support the school I care so much about – even when I am gone. It is a simple and straightforward process, but one that will leave a lasting legacy in my family’s name for Ridley’s future.”
— Bryan Rose '96
What Information Do I Need to Make A Planned Gift?
Different information is required depending on the type of planned gift you wish to make, but for most planned gifts, you will need to know our address and Charitable Registration Number.
Ridley College, Development Office
P.O. Box 3013
2 Ridley Road
St. Catharines, ON
Ridley College - Charitable Registration Number: 11911 9808 RR0001
Ridley College Foundation - Charitable Registration Number: 11911 9790 RR0001
Ridley College Fund U.S.A. Inc - Charitable Registration Number: 13-6159040
We recommend that you always speak with an advisor when considering a gift of this nature and request that you notify us of your intention to leave a planned gift to Ridley College by completing and sending us a Planned Giving Statement of Intent Form.
To discuss leaving a planned gift to Ridley College or to notify us that you have included the school in your estate plans, please contact:
Michael Duchesne, Development Officer
905-684-1889 x 2321
Susan Hazell, Order of 1889 Co-Chair
Michael Moulden '70, Order of 1889 Co-Chair