Giving

Ways of Giving

There are a number of ways you can make a gift to TFS. Whichever option you choose, your gift will help bring projects to life to support outstanding students for years to come.

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  • Matching Gifts

    Many companies will match the charitable contributions made by their employees. Please contact our Advancement team for more information.
  • Cash

    Whether payment is made by cheque or credit card, your gift is eligible for a charitable donation receipt, thereby reducing the after-tax cost of your contribution.
  • Pledge

    Major gifts can also be pledged and paid over a three-to-five year period, making a larger investment more manageable while also opening up more opportunities to be recognized.
  • Appreciated Securities

    Donating publicly-traded securities is another tax-smart way to support TFS. You will receive a charitable donation receipt for the value of the securities gifted based on the published closing price on the day the shares are received in our account. In addition, you are not subject to any capital gains tax. The chart below outlines the financial benefits of donating your shares directly to TFS, rather than selling your shares and gifting the proceeds. 
     
     
    Gift Securities Directly to TFS
     Sell Securities and Donate Proceeds to TFS
    A
    Fair Market Value
    $50,000
    $50,000
    B
    Cost Base
    $25,000
    $25,000
    C
    Capital Gain
    $25,000
    $25,000
    D
    Taxable Capital Gain (50%)
    $0
    $12,500
    E
    Tax Credit on Donation (46%)
    $23,000
    $23,000
    F
    Tax on Capital Gain (at 46%)
    $0
    $5,750
    G
    Net Tax Savings (E-F)
    $23,000
    $17,250
     
    *The above chart is for illustration purposes only. It does not constitute legal or financial advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice.
  • Workplace Giving

    Companies often run their own employee giving or United Way workplace campaigns. If you have been asked to participate in such a campaign, please consider designating your gift to TFS.
  • Tribute Gifts

    Tribute gifts provide an ideal opportunity for you to thank a current or former teacher, to honour someone special, or make a gift in loving memory of a friend or family member. When you make a tribute gift, we will send a special tribute card with a personalized message to the recipient, or recipient’s family, highlighting your special honour, and you will also receive a charitable donation receipt.