Like weeding a garden, protecting democratic rights and freedoms is a job that is never finished. Our task is to monitor the pressure on civil rights and freedoms and stand ready to challenge violations. By its very nature, such work cannot be completed tomorrow, next year, or ten years from now.
It is for this reason that that the BC Civil Liberties Association established a long-term funding source, our Endowment Fund housed at the Vancouver Foundation. Gifts made to the BCCLA Endowment Fund remain in perpetuity, making the fund a permanent source of annual income for our work to protect civil liberties in BC.
This means that your gift to the Endowment Fund will benefit us for years: year after year we benefit from your gift by using the accrued interest to fund special projects and offset unexpected drops in revenue. Over twenty years, the accumulated benefit to the BCCLA will likely be several times the initial amount of your gift. This will provide a secure source of income for the Association, and a solid base to allow us to plan long-term initiatives.
All gifts to the Endowment Fund are fully tax-creditable.
There are several ways to give:
- Donate directly to the BC Civil Liberties Association Endowment Fund by making your gift directly to BCCLA by mail, phone or through our website, clearly indicating that funds are to be directed to the “Endowment”. BCCLA will issue you a tax receipt.
- Make your gift payable directly to the Vancouver Foundation, clearly indicating that your gift is to be directed to the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association Endowment Fund. You may also make your gift through the Vancouver Foundation website, indicating the directed purpose of your gift from their menu. The Vancouver Foundation will issue you a tax receipt.
In either case, we are able to accept gifts by credit card, cheque, cash, stocks or securities.
Many thanks for your interest in supporting civil liberties, human rights and freedom for all of us.
If you have any questions about making a gift to the Endowment Fund, contact our Development Coordinator at 604.630.9750.