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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Campaign for Students?

The Campaign for Students is Seneca’s annual employee fundraising initiative that takes place over a seven-week period, from Wednesday, Feb. 1 to Monday, March 20. This year marks the sixth Campaign for Students, and we are proud to be continuing to grow the culture of philanthropy at Seneca.

Employees know firsthand the hardships that students face and the financial support they need to succeed. The Campaign provides an opportunity for all employees to support the areas within Seneca they feel connected to the most.

What is the fundraising goal for this year?

This year’s fundraising goal is $102,000 and will focus on funds raised during the Campaign period through employee giving and fundraising events.

Another goal for the 2016/17 campaign is to receive donations from 352 Seneca employees.

Where can I designate my funds to?

The choice is completely yours, and there are lots of options. For example, you can direct your gift to the Campaign for Students Endowment that funds bursaries for students in each faculty. Other options include the student experience fund, King Campus expansion, CITE capital fund, areas of greatest need or various named awards.

An inventory of giving options is available on the online donation page.

For a full description of available fund designations, click here.

How can I give?

Payroll Deduction

Donors may make a one-time contribution through payroll or set up an ongoing donation per pay.

We respectfully require that any payroll deduction gifts are a minimum of $5 per pay. By giving through payroll deduction, your donation will be deducted every pay until cancelled.

All gifts through payroll are tax-deductible and you will receive an official tax receipt in Box 46 on your annual T4 tax form provided by Seneca.

Set-up payroll deduction

Donors may not establish a pledge through payroll, however this can be done through credit card.

Online (Credit Card)

Do you collect reward points or get cash back by making credit card purchases? You may wish to use your credit card to make a pledge, one-time or monthly donation and collect rewards.

You can set up your one-time or monthly credit card donation quickly and securely on the online donation page.

By spreading out your gift over a longer period of time through credit card payments or payroll deduction, you may find that you can afford to make a larger contribution. It will also mean a larger tax credit for you!


You can make a donation of any amount by cheque. Please make your cheque payable to Seneca College and send it to:

Advancement and Alumni
c/o Shannon Gaskell
Markham Campus
8 The Seneca Way
Markham, ON L3R 5Y1

A tax receipt will be sent to you by mail.

To make a donation over the phone, or for more information about your giving options, please call Shannon Gaskell at 416-491-5050, ext. 77771.

Are there any matching incentives for donors?

In celebration of Seneca’s 50th year, thanks to an anonymous donor, all first-time donors to Seneca who donate $50 or more will receive a contribution match. That means every dollar you donate becomes two. Now is the time to have an even bigger impact in the lives of our students.

In addition, any existing payroll donors who increase their gift by a minimum of $5 per pay will receive one full year of matching on the TOTAL new gift amount!

There is $25,000 of matching available so let’s maximize our impact!

Also: If you are a first-time donor, an additional 25 per cent tax credit is available for donations up to $1,000 through the Canada Revenue Agency’s First-time Donor’s Super Credit program. Learn more about this program.

Am I able to give anonymously?

Yes. You can opt out of any public recognition for your contribution.

For instructions on how to remain anonymous, please email Shannon Gaskell or phone at 416-491-5050, ext. 77771.