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Gifts-in-kind • give a little get a lot

In addition to cash gifts, NLSF welcomes gifts-in-kind including securities, artwork, books, real estate, equipment and other assets. If you choose to make this type of gift, you and the Schools Foundation will agree on how the gift(s) will be used; however, the Foundation is given the right to keep and use the property or sell it for the proceeds.

You will receive a charitable tax receipt, based on the fair market value of the property on the date of the gift. This value is easily determined for publicly traded stocks and bonds; however, a qualified appraiser must determine the value of tangible property if it is valued at over $1,000. The appraiser must not be associated with you or the Schools Foundation, and all charges for the appraisal are your responsibility. Property estimated to be worth less than $1,000 may be appraised by a qualified individual.

Benefits to you

  • Receive a tax receipt for the appraised fair market value determined the day the gift is made.
  • Claim charitable donations up to 75% of your net income, plus claim 25% of the taxable capital gain resulting from a gift of appreciated capital property.
  • Gifts-in-kind of national importance that are eligible for certification under the federal Cultural Property Export and Import Act may be claimed up to 100% of your net annual income in the year of the gift, and any capital gain triggered by the gift is exempt from inclusion as income.
  • Designate your gift to a Schools Foundation priority that meets your interest, such as financial awards, special initiative or program.


For more information

Crystal Dennison, Executive Director of Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation, will work closely and confidentially with you and your advisors to ensure your planned gift suits your financial and philanthropic needs. Please contact Crystal at 250.753.4074 or

We work with: Cash donations, Memorial gifts, Endowment/Wills, Life Insurance policies, Securities
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