Why Donate to SCWIST?
|Your support of SCWIST will promote and empower women working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as well as encourage and provide assistance to young women and girls pursuing their dreams of a career in STEM allowing them to grow, develop, and succeed in their fields.
See below for several ways to donate, both for annual operations and into our Spirit of SCWIST endowment fund.
Thanks to your support of SCWIST we have made great strides in the education and promotion of women in science, engineering, math and technology throughout Canada since 1981. Canadian women and girls benefit from your continued financial support and the encouragement it provides.
Your donation will support:
Ways to Donate:
|SCWIST gratefully accepts donations through multiple ways explained below. Tax-deductible receipts will be issued.
Spirit of SCWIST Endowment
The Spirit of SCWIST Endowment Fund was established in 2017 to support the long-term financial stability of the non-profit SCWIST and our mission of promoting, encouraging and empowering women and girls in science, technology, engineering and math. This fund is an endowment fund that provides steady income and enables us to advance our mission over the long-term.
In years where donations are down or grant funding is reduced, income from our endowment fund will still arrive. And because Vancouver Foundation administers our fund, we know it will be invested wisely, is social responsible and expertly managed.
Donate and help us ensure our critical work will continue long into the future. If you would like to make the Spirit of SCWIST fund part of your legacy, please see ways to do so below or contact us.
Mylo’s Round Up to Give allows users to support any of 86,000 registered Canadian charities by creating a donation goal in the Mylo app. Once you’ve signed up, with a linked credit or debit card, Mylo will round up your transactions to the nearest dollar and donate the spare change to your charity of choice. All donations are processed by CanadaHelps, the country’s largest platform for donating and fundraising for charity online. SCWIST has long been a partner with CanadaHelps and Mylo’s Round Up to Give is just one more way you can meet your donation goals, often without missing that spare change at all.
“Mylo was founded on a social mission of helping Canadians achieve their financial goals. For many Canadians, giving back to a cause they care about is important,” said Philip Barrar, CEO and Founder of Mylo. “Fewer Canadians are making annual charitable donations, and millennials feel their paycheque is a barrier to giving. We want to help them make change with spare change. With Round Up to Give, more Canadians will be able to afford to make donations on a recurring basis in an easy and automated way.”
If you’re interested in trying this program, pleas use SCWIST’s Referral Link: https://go.mylo.ai/
Thrifty Smile Card: An easy way to help providing scholarships to women:
In a simple way, you can help providing 2 scholarships to support a woman pursuing education and enter into a STEM field, and to assist a woman returning from maternity leave to update her skills for re-entry into her chosen STEM field.
The system is simple: Thrifty Foods will donate an amount equal to 5% of the dollars you load on to your pre-assigned Smile Card to SCWIST. Extra support for SCWIST is as easy as that!
All funds generated in 2017/2018 through the Thrifty Foods Smiles Card Fundraising Program will be used to support the two scholarships above, and SCWIST member events.
In order to get your Smile Card, please contact SCWIST Administrator, Andrea Jonker at [email protected]
Aeroplan Miles: Support empowering women in STEM
Through donation of professionals like yourself, the Aeroplan Member Donation Program has been able to support Canadian-based initiatives that are working to improve lives and assist communities locally, across Canada, and around the world.
This email serves as a kind reminder to interested professionals who are willing to donate their Aeroplan Miles Points to SCWIST as a means to support our programs, guide policy implementation, and expand our presence across Canada.
How it works
Our goal is to raise 1,000,000 Aeroplan points through donations in 2 years.
Drawing from these donated Aeroplan Points, SCWIST can then redeem points within the Aeroplan Program for such things as travel, car rental, hotel stays and merchandise. Donated Aeroplan Points can also be used for fundraising; points can be used as prizes themselves, or can be used to redeem for items that can used as prizes, such as laptops and gift certificates.
Aeroplan Adds 10%
Each charitable donation made through the Aeroplan member donation program will be topped up by a 10% contribution from Aeroplan. This applies for all donations, all the time.