Ways of Giving Green
There are many ways to give a gift that lasts. Some gifts are immediate, while others will take effect in the future.
Some might involve leaving land; others money. Some are about honouring an event or a person.
Both individuals and businesses can give gifts that will make a lasting difference. You can learn about the many different gift options at Give Green Canada.
Green Legacies Guide
The recently updated Green Legacies: A donor’s guide for BC provides a one stop resource for legal, financial and other professional advisors whose clients wish to create their personal nature legacies.
The guide shows how to link client goals with advantageous gift planning options and discover the financial benefits of giving ecologically sensitive land and covenants.
Gifts that have made a difference
Here are a few examples of people who made a difference.
Willing an island legacy | Charitable Bequest
Dan Culver was a man who followed his dreams, whether sailing, river rafting, climbing Mt. Everest or protecting grizzly bear habitat in the Khutzemateen Valley.
Dan’s love of B.C.’s wilderness was evident in all he did and he had stipulated in his will that the bulk of his estate be used to purchase “an ecologically sensitive property to be preserved for the public good”. These funds went towards the creation of the Jedediah Island Marine Provincial Park. Learn more about Dan’s story.
Wedding Gifts for a Wetland | Commemorative Gift
One a summer day in July, Kate Emmings was married to long-time partner Keith Erickson. The wedding was an all-day affair, spanning two B.C. islands: Pender Island, the home of Kate’s parents, and Galiano Island at the home of the bride and groom.
But this wedding was not just a regular nuptial – Kate and Keith decided to turn their special day into a fundraiser for the Great Beaver Swamp on Galiano Island. Learn more about Kate and Keith’s story..
An Oceanside Gem Protected |
Gifts of Land and Covenants
During a visit to his mother in 1951, Allan Brooks bought the land that is now known as Brooks Point on South Pender Island. While he and his wife Betty never lived on the property, they enjoyed many an outing to the point and took their children picnicking there from babyhood, as did many others. As naturalists they realized what a treasure it was. Learn more about Allan’s story..
Shares for Land Protection |
Gifts of Securities
Colin Rankin and Sue Pratt, together with their son, Mack, live in a community that includes farms and forests, oceans and artists, clams and kids. Many of the changes they have witnessed over the past decade have eroded the environmental and social fabric of this diverse community.
Colin and Sue were feeling limited in the extent to which they could influence the nature of land development and the values of their community until they learned that they could donate company shares in return for tax benefits. Learn more about Colin and Sue’s story.