In honour of our 65th anniversary, JABC is inviting you to adopt a class, grade or school to help more B.C. youth access important financial literacy programs.

Our goal is to have a total of 65 B.C. school adoptions.

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Invest in a Brighter Future for BC’s Youth

Join JABC and Help Shape the Future

An investment in JA is an investment in a brighter future for Canadian youth. JA philanthropists support our efforts in recruiting and training volunteers to bring their real-world experiences into the classroom, providing students with educational materials, and offering special capstone programs and events to enhance classroom learning.

Help us continue to provide meaningful, relevant and important education to youth and continue our track record of success for another 60 years.

Ways to Give

Individual Gifts

A personal donation is one of the best ways to support and invest in a cause you are passionate about. Different types of plans are available depending on your interests and include automated monthly giving, annual or planned gifts, estate planning or the gifting of shares. Tax receipts are available for all donations greater than $20.00.

As an example, a monthly gift of just $100 for 12 months supports the delivery of Our Business World to one classroom. 25 students will be introduced to key business concepts and given the hands-on opportunity to learn more about running their own business.

JABC donors have satisfaction of knowing their investment is going towards creating a brighter future for BC’s youth. The gift of education is one of the greatest investments we can make for our future leaders and the prosperity of our province.

In addition, donors receive invitations to JABC events, access to unique volunteer opportunities and recognition in multiple JABC communications channels depending on the level of investment.

Planned giving through JABC gives you an opportunity to create the future you want for B.C. youth. If you wish to make a gift with even greater impact in the community, you may choose to draw on your savings, investments, property or estate. This takes forethought and planning, hence the term “planned giving”.

Planned gifts often offer special tax advantages for you. They can be an immediate gift (securities, real estate or other personal property), or a future gift that is planned for now (life insurance, trust gifts, or a gift in your Will).

Planning a gift ensures issues that are important to you and your family have support over the long term. Here are a few ideas of how you can leave a gift for B.C. youth:

BEQUEST IN YOUR WILL:

A bequest is a direction in your Will that a certain sum of money, a particular asset, or a portion of the estate is to be given to JABC. Please speak with your legal advisor for suggested Will clauses to assist you with your plans.

PUBLICLY-TRADED SECURITIES:

Donating securities is an effective way to give. If you own publicly-traded securities that have increased in value and you decide to sell them, 50% of the capital gain is taxable. However, if you donate these securities ‘in kind’ to JABC, no tax is payable on the capital gain. The resulting tax credit from the donation of the securities will reduce the taxes payable on other income. Making a gift of this type is easy to do. Please discuss with your financial advisor or broker then click here for our donation form.

LIFE INSURANCE:

Giving life insurance is a way of making a planned gift without depleting your estate or depriving your loved ones of other assets. At the end of your lifetime, the gift of the policy proceeds will be paid by the insurance company directly to JABC.

PROPERTY:

A property gift allows you to donate real estate, shares in privately-held corporations, royalty interests, works of art, jewelry, or other valuable property to JABC while receiving immediate tax benefits. Prior to accepting the gift and issuing a receipt for income tax purposes, JABC will require a professional appraisal completed by a qualified third party appraiser to determine the fair market value of the property.

TFSA, RRSP, RRIF AND OTHER DEFERRED PENSION PLANS:

You can name JABC as a direct beneficiary of the proceeds of your TFSA, RRSP, RRIF or registered pension plan. The resulting donation credit may be used to offset any taxes payable on the redemption of the proceeds or other income, benefiting your estate.

For more details about donations that do or do not qualify for a tax credit, how to calculate and claim your charitable tax credit, etc. consult your professional advisors or visit the Charities and Giving section of the Canada Revenue Agency website

To speak to us about your planned gift, please contact Nancy Cordozo at: 604-688-3887 ext 229 or nancy.cardozo@jabc.org

Corporate Gifts

Corporate gifts, big or small, are an opportunity for your business to invest back into the communities where you do business and where your colleagues and their families live. We offer a number of different avenues for corporate giving and are always looking for ways we can collaborate with our partners to meet their needs while maximizing their investment. Corporate gifts can be annual gifts or program and event sponsorships and may include a volunteer component.

We look forward to speaking with you about your business interests and how we can work together towards a brighter future for BC’s youth.

Our corporate donors come to us with a variety of community goals and investment levels. A conversation with our development team about your goals helps us put together a plan that maximizes your investment and impact for BC youth.

JABC donors have the satisfaction of knowing their investment is going towards creating a brighter future for BC’s youth. The gift of education is one of the greatest investments we can make for our future leaders and the prosperity of our province.

Donors will receive invitations to JABC events, access to unique volunteer opportunities and recognition in multiple JABC communications channels depending on the level of investment.

DONATE TODAY

Would you prefer to send a cheque?  Fantastic. Please make it out to JA British Columbia and send it to us at #360 475 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC V6B 4M9.  Attention: Nancy Cardozo, Vice President, Development

Please contact us to learn more

Nancy Cardozo, VP, Development

604.688.3887 ext. 229
nancy.cardozo@jabc.org

Christian Ratcliffe, Director, Corporate Engagement

604.688.3887 ext. 224
christian.ratcliffe@jabc.org