All gifts to the Bluewater Education Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. If any prospect requires assistance in determining a gift, they may contact the office. Gifts can be made in any one of the following ways:


Gift of Cash -  this is an option that may be favorable to those in the community able to provide substantial support from current resources. Larger organizations may prefer to give a one-time donation of larger sums. The best fit for the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre is an unrestricted gift allowing The Bluewater Education Foundation to provide the funds for the most urgent project first.

Pledged Gifts -  an extended pledge period of up to three years is provided. Payments may be budgeted at the discretion of the donor. To accommodate the pledge period, payments may be received in the following ways:

  • Post-dated cheques

  • Credit card

  • Payroll deduction for The Bluewater District School Board employees

Gifts of Appreciated Securities and Personal Property - 
Donations made in this form may be advantageous to certain donors.

Named Gift -  An individual or organization may wish to give a donation to the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre in honor or memory of an individual or organization.

Willed Gifts -  A bequest in a will can be an effective way of contributing to the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre while reducing the taxable portion of the estate. Legal counsel can help make any provisions required.


Corporations may wish to make an outright gift to the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre; in return they can receive formalized recognition (through a naming opportunity, or other means, negotiated with the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre) consistent with the Giving table, and other applicable conditions.

Corporations may wish to take advantage of a number of significant sponsorship/marketing opportunities that will provide the corporation with an array of tangible benefits. The sponsorship gift provides the corporation with a creative merging if interests, venues, media, and imaging.

DONOR Recognition plan

The following opportunities for donor recognition and sponsorship have been adopted.

All donors will be acknowledged with a charitable receipt, and be recognized in a permanent manner on the donor wall at the Centre.

naming opportunities

Corporations, individuals, or family donors in this range will be offered the special naming opportunities of Buildings and Programs in their honor or in memory of a family member.

Recognition for corporate donations may be in the corporate name or in the founder/builder of the corporation (in which case the recognition would be in the name of the individual)

Individuals, families and companies will be given the opportunity to have their names associated with high traffic areas. As well, opportunities will be made available to associate with the OEC programs.

Partnership Opportunities for Corporations

  • Official Corporate Partners $100,000 and up will be recognized as Elite Founders

  • To be recognized as official corporate sponsorship of the Foundation. Benefits of partnership include:

  • Permanent and prominent recognition for the company's generosity

  • Inclusion and recognition of generosity and partnership status at all appropriate media and cultivation events

  • Charitable tax receipt for cash contribution to the campaign

  • And such other items as may be mutually agreed upon