Managing a capital campaign gift

St. John’s School is a charitable organization and will provide you with a tax receipt for the amount of your gift. In general, individuals receive a tax credit of 40% of the amount donated in excess of $200.

For example, a $50,000 donation will give an individual $20,000 of tax savings, resulting in an after tax cost of only $30,000.

Many families will structure their gifts over two or three years. The after tax cost of $30,000 over three years at $10,000/year can be given through installments. $10,000 given in quarterly installments throughout the year is the equivalent of $2,500 every three months.

Structuring your gift is flexible and up to you.

List of 4 items.

  • Cash

    Cheques are payable to:
    St. John’s School
    2215 West 10 Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V6K 2J1
  • Pledges

    Rather than making an outright cash gift, you may prefer to spread the payments over a period of time. A pledge may allow you to contribute more significantly to the campaign than might otherwise be possible, while extending tax advantages over two or three years.
  • Stock Transfers

    As you consider your capital gift, you may want to explore the benefits of giving securities. When you donate publicly traded securities (stocks, bonds, options or mutual funds) directly to a not-for-profit, you pay no tax on the increase in value, instead of the usual 50% on the capital gain if you sold them. Plus, you receive a tax receipt for the full market value of the securities.

    Here’s how it works –

    Assume Mr. Jones wants to make a substantial donation to the school. He owns publicly traded shares in ABC Inc., which he originally purchased for $10,000 and are now worth $50,000. He is in a 48% income tax bracket, and he has made other charitable donations this year, exceeding $200. The donation credit (“C” in the example below) is approximately 43% and is made up of the 29% federal credit plus the provincial tax savings.

    By donating the shares directly, as in Scenario #2, Mr. Jones ends up with a tax credit of $21,500 to apply against his total income tax payable. On the other hand, by selling the shares first, and then donating the proceeds, he ends up with only a $11,900 net tax benefit.

    Scenario 1
    Mr. Jones sells the shares and donates $50,000 cash.
    Scenario 2
    Mr. Jones donates the shares directly to St. John’s School.
    As you can see, it is significantly more beneficial to make a direct donation of shares to the School than the cash equivalent.
    (A) Donation value$50,000$50,000
    (B) Donation receipt$50,000$50,000
    (C) Donation credit (43% of B)$21,500$21,500
    (D) Gains on shares sold$40,000 ($50,000 - $10,000)-
    (E) Taxable gain$20,000 (50% of D)-
    (F) Tax on gain (48% of E)$9,600-
    (G) Net tax benefit (C-F)$11,900$21,500
    (H) Net donation cost$38,100$28,500

    If you would like more information, the Advancement Office will be pleased to answer any of your questions regarding the donation of securities.
  • Wire Transfer

    Account Name:
    SJS St. John’s School Society
    2215 West 10th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC
    V6K 2J1

    Banking Information:
    TD Canada Trust
    Toronto Dominion Tower Branch
    700 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V7Y 1A2 Canada

    Canadian Account Number: 5330345
    US Account Number: 7332407
    Transit Number: 94000-004
    Swift Code: TDOMCATTTOR

    Please indicate Capital Donation on the transfer. Contact the Advancement Office for more information.