Langley School District Foundation our mission is to make learning UNFORGETTABLE for every Langley student
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Langley School District Foundation our mission is to make learning UNFORGETTABLE for every Langley student

Ways to Make a Gift

 

How You Can Help

 

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There are many ways in which you may donate to the Langley School District Foundation. Your charitable donation is tax deductible and all monies donated are put directly into student programs. The Foundation would be happy to receive your gift in the form of:

Cash, cheque, money order or credit card

Cash gifts may be made at any time. Please make cheques and money orders payable to:

Langley School District Foundation
4875-222nd St., Langley, BC V3A 3Z7
If you wish to use your credit card call 604-534-7891 and make your donation over the phone.

Gifts-in-kind

Do you have a collection of books or memorabilia? Are you able to donate equipment, supplies or services that the Langley School District could use? If so, you could make a gifts-in-kind donation. Many gifts-in-kind are eligible for the same kinds of tax benefits and recognition as other gifts. The gift is assessed and, if eligible, a tax receipt is issued based on the current fair market value.

Scholarships

You may want to donate towards a scholarship for a Langley student on a one-time basis or annually. You may set up a trust with the scholarship amounts given to the student from accrued interest. When setting up a scholarship you may decide on the criteria and eligibility of the recipient.

Insurance policy

Insurance policies enable you to make a significant, lasting gift to the Langley School District, with minimal outlay of current savings or income. By taking out a life insurance policy with Langley School District Foundation designated as the beneficiary, you will receive a tax receipt for the policy premiums you pay each year. When you pass away, the proceeds from the policy will go to the Foundation, towards a project or fund you have personally selected. Recent legislation provides expanded opportunities to plan the timing of receipts and may permit the avoidance of some estate settlement costs.

Charitable remainder trust

A charitable remainder trust enables you to do three things: leave a planned gift, realize some tax benefits from that gift, and play a role in determining how that gift will be utilized. Entering into a trust agreement essentially leaves a significant gift to the Langley School District Foundation while you are still alive. The actual gift -- or capital -- has been legally promised to the Foundation as part of your estate, but you still receive the income on that capital, such as interest on its investment. You will also receive a tax receipt for the donation immediately, which can be applied toward current and future income.

Corporate matching funds

We can double your gift. If you designate your gift to an endowment fund it makes your gift eligible for matching funds through the Langley School District Foundation’s matching program thus doubling the impact of your contribution.

In memoriam or in honour

If you would like to honour the memory of a friend, family member, teacher or colleague who has passed away, a memorial gift to the Langley School District Foundation is often an appropriate method. A memorial scholarship or bursary, named in honour of the individual is a meaningful way to create a legacy.

Monthly giving & payroll deductions

You may donate a specific amount monthly on your credit card or through monthly bank withdrawals. If you are a staff member with the Langley School District you can set up a monthly payroll deduction.

Securities & shares

Gifts of securities or shares are ideal donations for individuals who have much of their finances tied up in investments. The tax benefits of this type of gift -- especially if the shares have appreciated significantly -- can be surprisingly high.

Bequests & wills

You can choose to leave some or all of your estate to the Langley School District Foundation, including money, investments, property, real estate or other parts of your estate. By indicating your wish to donate in your will, you can make a substantial gift that will not encroach on your current lifestyle. And, as never before, the charitable benefits available may significantly reduce your income taxes.

Gifts plus annuity plan

The Gift Plus Annuity Plan combines your gift to the Langley School District Foundation with an annuity which the Foundation purchases on your behalf through a licensed insurance company. Your guaranteed annuity payments will continue throughout your lifetime, unaffected by changes in the economy or interest rates. If you wish, the annuity can be written to cover you and your spouse through your lifetimes. The exact amount of your annuity will depend on your age, the size of your contribution and the annuity rates in effect at the time of your gift. Depending on your age, a portion of your annuity payments will be tax-free. Older individuals will receive entirely tax-free payments plus donation receipts. The portion of your contribution not required for the annuity will be used by the Langley School District Foundation as you direct. It could be put to immediate use or invested until it grows to equal your original contribution.

Endowment Fund

You may want to establish a named Endowment Fund with the Langley School District Foundation. An endowment fund is held in trust in perpetuity. The interest from the fund is distributed on an annual basis according to the wishes of the donor. To establish your own named endowment a minimum contribution of $5,000 is required. This contribution can be made over a period of time through a series of donations.

Recognition

The Foundation values the generous spirit of giving from our supporters. In appreciation of the commitment made by our donors, a number of naming and other recognition options are available. Examples of named opportunities include student awards, special projects, events, or plaques. They may also include listings in advertising and promotional materials, as well as invitations to events and ceremonies. We would be pleased to work with you to ensure a meaningful and appropriate recognition program.

 

 

 

Langley School District Foundation our mission is to make learning UNFORGETTABLE for every Langley student
 



The Foundation raised more than $50,000 at the 8th Annual Grand Prix Gala held at Thunderbird Show Park

FOUNDATION EVENTS

The 8th Annual Grand Prix Gala was another huge success for the Foundation

On Sunday June 2, two-hundred guests spent the afternoon watching an international horse-jumping competition, while munching on gourmet hors d'oeuvres and sipping on award-winning wines. Thanks to the sponsors, supporters and attendees, the Foundation raised more than $50,000 to support 21st Century learning in Langley schools. The funds raised will help to purchase iPads for schools in order to enhance the learning experience for students.

 

FOUNDATION FUNDING IN ACTION

The Foundation, through its fundraising activities and endowments is able to fund innovative and unique school programs and projects that would not be funded by the Ministry of Education. Every Spring and Fall, the Foundation asks schools to submit proposals for projects that they would like to receive funding for. Last year, the Foundation made grants totaling more than $250,000 to support 40 unique programs.

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RECENT NEWS

The Langley School District Foundation has received support from a number of corporations and associations, including Envision Financial, Coast Capital Savings, ParkLane Homes, Resource Training Organization, Langley Times, Langley Rotary Clubs, Otter Co-op, Kins Farm Market, Meridian Meats and Thunderbird Show Park to help us raise funds for Langley student programs.

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