VIU Milner Gardens and Woodland

Ways to Give

It is only with the generous support of donors that Milner Gardens & Woodland is able to be enjoyed by thousands each year, to educate children in the importance of the natural world and to preserve the magical forest and garden for generations to come.

If you enjoy the gardens and wish to ensure their success please think of lending your support.

A gift made to Milner Gardens & Woodland is a great way to support support the gardens and our programming. You can make a one-time gift, or a recurring monthly gifts. Giving options include:

Online - Donations can made online (by designation Milner Gardens & Woodland) 

Donor form or cheque - fill out a donor form and either drop it off at the Welcome Interpretive Centre on any of our open days or mail it to Milner Gardens & Woodland at:

Milner Gardens & Woodland
2179 W Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach BC
V9K 1G1

Please make cheques payable to Milner Gardens and Woodland Society.

Charitable Registration # 88733 3482 RR0001

Your estate plan decisions are unique to your interests and financial situation. Let us help you develop your legacy at Milner. Some options include:

Bequest | RRSP & RRIF | Annuity & Trust | Other

Leave a Legacy Giving Page

Milner Estate and Planned Giving Partners in Success

Susie.Caswell@viu.ca | 250.616.9858

Making a gift in memory of a loved one or to honour an accomplishment or milestone is a meaningful way to create a lasting legacy at Milner. We would love to help you through the process.

Susie.Caswell@viu.ca | 250.616.9858

Become a sponsor of Milner Christmas Magic and help 10,000 of our community members celebrate the festive season  at Milner Gardens & Woodland.

Geoff.Ball@viu.ca | 250.752.8573

You want to support Milner by giving tangible items that can be used by the staff and students. That's wonderful! Some options include:

      • Light duty pickup truck, preferably with standard or long box
      • 6 seat shuttle cart
      • Heavy duty wood chipper
      • Utility trailer
      • LED Christmas lights in good condition
      • Extension cords in good condition

Geoff.Ball@viu.ca | 250.752.8573

Milner Gardens & Woodland has continually evolved over the years with new gardens, enhancement, and major renovations being undertaken on an ongoing basis. There is still much to do to ensure the long term health of the gardens and buildings, as well as improve what the site has to offer our community. 

Geoff.Ball@viu.ca | 250.752.8573

Revenue Canada has now removed the capital gains tax on gifts of qualified stock to charities, making this an even more attractive way to give. Let us help you navigate the process.

Susie.Caswell@viu.ca | 250.616.9858

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate can be made directly to Milner at any time. Milner will sell the piece and use the proceeds to support the long term success of Milner Gardens & Woodland.

Realty Referral

Selling your home? Why not use one of the licensed realtors from VIU's Realty Support Project and make a gift to Milner? Your realtor will donate 25% of their commission to Milner in your name. 

Susie.Caswell@viu.ca | 250.616.9858

Rob Grey, Rob Grey Realty | Dave Hammond, Re/Max of Nanaimo | Ken Hammer, Re/Max of Nanaimo

Payroll Deduction

Milner and VIU employees can contribute on a monthly basis to Milner through a payroll deduction.

You can now sign up for payroll deduction through the Employee Portal. Here are the instructions about how to sign up for payroll deduction through your employee portal.

AIM Together is a crowdfunding platform specific to short-term, dedicated initiatives. Examples include raising funds in support of a field school, or purchasing technology for a program.

Chelsea.Carne@viu.ca | 250.713.7467

Legacy Poster

A new legacy fund in honour of the late Dr. Craig Clarke has been created to support Milner Gardens & Woodland. A longtime supporter of the gardens, it was Dr. Clarke's wish to support Milner for the long term. If you are able, please contribute today.

Support the fund