If we don't save our lake for our grandchildren, who will? Protecting this treasure is our obligation to future generations.
We welcome and appreciate donations of any amount. LBHF is a registered charity.
Any questions regarding donations may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual membership is $25.00 and is extended for any donation of that amount or greater. These amounts will receive a charitable tax receipt, which is mailed in February.
Life Membership is $1,000.00 per individual or couple.
Protector Supporter is an individual or couple who have given $5,000.00 or more.
Legacy Supporter is an individual or couple who have given $10,000.00 or more.
Heritage Advocate Supporter is an individual or couple giving $25,000 or more over 7 years.
Heritage Steward Supporter is an individual or couple giving $50,000 or more over 7 years.
Funds donated enable us to be prepared to acquire natural heritage properties that become available and to cover the management costs of land we already own.
Your gift can be directed to The Harriet T. Weaver Fund, an endowment that supports annual bursaries for local high school graduates attending college or university to study in a field related to the work of our Foundation.
Donating by Mail
To make a donation, please complete this form and mail your cheque to:
Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation
P.O. Box 81
Donating by Paypal or Credit Card
Payment will be securely processed by PayPal with credit card, Visa debit or a PayPal balance. You do not need to have a PayPal account to make a donation.
If your donation is in memory of a person, please provide information for a notification from the Foundation. This section can also be used to identify donations to the Harriet T Weaver Trust or Langmaid's Protection Fund.
In Memory Donations
Several families have identified LBHF as a charity for memorial donations when loved ones have died. It is a fitting way to remember someone who loved the lake. We appreciate families who think of our Foundation in these difficult times. The funds raised are valuable to our work, which is focused entirely on the legacy of our lake.
Often families or friends like to honour loved ones on a special occasion (birthday, anniversary etc). By making a donation to LBHF in their names, you acknowledge them and preserve the natural heritage of Lake of Bays for future generations.
By directing family and friends to our web site, they can make a donation and we respond quickly to notify the family of all donors and send thank you letters to them.
Including LBHF in Your Will
A commonly planned gift is a charitable bequest: a gift that is made through your will. You can choose to leave LBHF a pre-determined sum of money or a percentage of your estate. Planned today, a bequest is not realized by LBHF until you have passed on. We are a registered charity so your estate receives the tax credit to offset taxes owing.
If you are considering a bequest to LBHF, we recommend that you explore the various donation methods to ensure your future gift is tax effective and takes your family's needs into consideration. Please speak to your accountant or legal advisor about drafting or revising your will.
Life Insurance Policies
Giving through life insurance is a low cost way to give. You can give a new policy, an existing policy or simply name the Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation as the beneficiary.
Publicly Traded Shares
Many donors may be interested in turning their appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual fund units into gifts for LBHF. Thanks to the 2006 Federal Budget, individuals will be exempted from capital gains taxes, making this the least expensive way to give. In addition, donors of securities will receive a tax receipt for income tax purposes for the full market value of the shares at the date of the transfer.
Landowners can consider donating land in return for a charitable tax receipt. This process requires a valuation process according to Canadian Revenue Agency standards. We would be pleased to discuss opportunities if you are interested in learning more.