Queen's School of Computing

Computing Fund

882-170

Monthly Contributions to our Annual Fund can make a real difference!

The School of Computing at Queen's was recently ranked fifth in the country by external reviewers. For a School that is one third the size of our fourth place competitor, we are doing extremely well.

However, each year, we are faced with making difficult budgetary decisions. We have to choose between state of the art computing facilities or student scholarships, teaching assistantships and offering specialized courses. Government grants and student tuition are no longer adequate. Although our reputation is strong, we are at risk. We want to create and support the best level of education and research programs possible. We need your help to succeed.

Over the past five years, the School has developed new, cutting edge undergraduate programs: Biomedical Computing, Cognitive Science and Software Design. In 2008, we launch a Computers and the Creative Arts program, bringing together Computing, Arts, Drama, Music, Film and Media Studies. These programs introduce the science of computing to an entirely new generation of Queen's students.

Gifts like yours help the School in many ways, enriching our educational and research programs and securing a productive future. They allow us to be innovative and to create exciting educational opportunities.

Please consider using our online form and make a gift today. You can also contact us to set up a pledge to the School of Computing.

If you would like to mail a cheque, please address it to:

Queen's University, Computing Fund 882-170
Advancement Business Office, Old Medical Building
99 University Avenue
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

  • $500 a month allows a student to focus on and conduct important research
  • $125 a month provides an entrance scholarship to undergraduate students
  • $20 a month allows us to upgrade an undergraduate computer each year

Appreciation Societies

Annual Appreciation Societies

Our Annual Appreciation Societies were created to recognize our donors on a yearly basis. Members of these societies are also publicly thanked in our Report of Contributions magazine.
  • Cha Gheill Society recognizes supporters whose first Queen's degree was earned within the past five years, and whose gifts received during a single fiscal year total between $100 and $249.
  • Royal Charter Society recognizes supporters whose gifts during a single fiscal year total between $250 and $499.
  • Summerhill Society recognizes supporters whose gifts during a single fiscal year total between $500 and $999.
  • Grant Hall Society annual contributors are welcomed into one of three levels:
    • Limestone Level recognizes supporters whose gifts during a single fiscal year total between $1,000 and $4,999. A first-time contribution at this level is recognized with a Society pin, presented at the annual Grant Hall Society dinner.
    • Sapphire Level recognizes supporters whose gifts during a single fiscal year total between $5,000 and $9,999. A first-time contribution at this level is recognized with a Society pin set with a sapphire, presented at the annual Grant Hall Society dinner.
    • Diamond Level recognizes supporters whose gifts during a single fiscal year total $10,000 or more. A first-time contribution at this level is recognized with a Society pin set with a diamond, presented at the annual Grant Hall Society dinner.

Lifetime Circles of Distinction

The Circles of Distinction of Queen's University were created in May 2002 to acknowledge supporters with lifetime cumulative gifts totaling $10,000 or more.

Each year, eligible contributors are welcomed into the Circles of Distinction based on the total of their cumulative lifetime contributions.

Unless they request otherwise, new members are also publicly thanked in the annual Report of Contributions.

  • Principal's Circle: Lifetime gifts totaling $10,000 to $49,999
  • Chancellor's Circle: Lifetime gifts totaling $50,000 to $99,999
  • Gaels Circle: Lifetime gifts totaling $100,000 to $1 million
  • Tricolour Circle: Lifetime gifts totaling $1 million to $10 million
  • Ceilidh Circle: Lifetime gifts totaling $10 million to $20 million
  • Founders Circle: Lifetime gifts totaling $20 million or more
The four highest levels are eligible for permanent recognition on the Benefactors Wall in the Joseph S. Stauffer Library. For questions about the Appreciation Societies, please contact the Stewardship Officer.

Donor Bill of Rights

Queen's University upholds the Donor Bill of Rights and pledges that donors will:

  • Be informed of Queen's mission, of the way Queen's intends to use donated resources, and of Queen's capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes
  • Be informed of the identity of those serving on Queen's governing board, and expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities
  • Have access to Queen's most recent financial statements
  • Be assured your gifts will be used by Queen's for the purposes for which they were given
  • Receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition from Queen's
  • Be assured that information about your donations to Queen's is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law
  • Be assured that Queen's relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to you will be professional in nature
  • Be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of Queen's or hired solicitors
  • Have the opportunity to delete your name from mailing lists that Queen's may intend to share
  • Be able to ask questions when making a donation to Queen's and receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers
  • Philanthropy is based upon voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in [our] organization, we declare that all donors have these rights.
Condensed from "A Donor Bill of Rights" as prepared by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) et al.