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PLANNED GIVING

Planning a charitable gift for the future is a meaningful way to honour a cause you care deeply about.

Thank you for considering a gift to the Greater Victoria Public Library. Your generosity will give you a tax advantage, and you’ll be making an incredible difference to the public library and thousands of people whose world is enlarged by the materials, programs and services at the library.

Below, we’ve listed a few ways you can make a gift in support of the library. We welcome the chance to speak with you as you contemplate making a planned gift to the library.

Please contact the CEO’s office at 250-413-0356 for more information.

Types of Planned Gifts

Planned gifts include bequests, life insurance policies, charitable trusts and gifts of annuities.

Cash Contributions

For a confidential discussion about making a donation, please contact Daphne Wood.

Gifts of Property

  • A non-cash gift may include securities, real estate and tangible property such as artwork, books or equipment. Tax receipts for such donations will be at fair market value
  • Irrevocable gifts of artwork or real estate can allow you to enjoy your assets in your lifetime and gain a tax benefit today
  • Publicly traded securities donated to charities receive attractive tax relief

Deferred Gifts

A deferred gift is arranged now but is not available for use by the library until some future time, usually after your death.

Life Insurance

Gifts of life insurance are growing in popularity as a way to support the library. There are different ways to make a gift and receive favourable tax benefits.

Bequests

A portion of your assets may be designated by bequest in your Will to benefit the library.

Suggested wording for a bequest:

  1. A general bequest: “I give (a specific asset) or ($__ dollars) or (__ per cent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to the Greater Victoria Public Library Board, a registered Canadian charitable organization located in Victoria, British Columbia, charitable number 11894 6979 RR0001, for its general purposes.”
  2. A bequest for a specific purpose: “I give (a specific asset) or ($__ dollars) or (__ per cent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to the Greater Victoria Public Library Board, a registered Canadian charitable organization located in Victoria, British Columbia, charitable number 11894 6979 RR0001, to be used for the following purpose: (e.g., library materials).”
  3. A bequest to establish an endowment: “I give (a specific asset) or ($__ dollars) or (__ per cent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to the Greater Victoria Public Library Board, a registered Canadian charitable organization located in Victoria, British Columbia, charitable number 11894 6979 RR0001, to be held as a permanently endowed fund and called the JANE M. DOE ENDOWED FUND. The income from the endowment shall be used for [state GVPL purpose(s).]”

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