Saskatchewan Polytechnic donor

Planned Giving - Paying it Forward

Jerry Deshaye is well past college age, but he’ll be a part of student life at Saskatchewan Polytechnic well into the future. He has made provisions in his will to fund a bursary and an entrance award in his name.

“I feel I have been blessed in my life and I want to share that,” says Deshaye, who stipulated that his bequest support students in industrial programs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Regina campus.

A graduate of the University of Regina’s Campion College, Deshaye worked at Campion College before joining a Catholic mission in the far northern village of Igloolik, despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1962. Now retired in Regina, he included both Campion and SIAST in his will.

Though Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers training in more than a dozen program areas, industrial and trades programs were closest to Deshaye’s heart. “I felt that technical schools didn’t get the appreciation they deserve,” he says. “I have a great admiration and love for the study of English, but I think the world would notice a lot sooner if we had poorly trained plumbers than poorly trained English teachers!”

Pam McLellan, director of donor and alumni relations at Saskatchewan Polytechnic says planned giving through a will is a wonderful way to plan exactly how your legacy will be used in the future. “Through a will or a planned gift, people can really make a significant contribution and they can indeed make a difference in the lives that follow theirs.”

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is honoured to receive the trust of individuals who choose to establish a planned gift to benefit Saskatchewan Polytechnic and its students. Making a planned gift can also provide significant tax benefits for you and your loved ones.

If you would like to discuss making a planned gift to Saskatchewan Polytechnic please contact:

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
400-119-4th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 3A3
Alison Matheson, Senior Gifts Officer