Philanthropy Report

Philanthropy Report
July 1,2020 - June 30,2021

"We are pleased to present our 2021 Philanthropy Report for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. This publication is our opportunity to celebrate the generosity of our Shawnigan donors and the impact of philanthropy in the Shawnigan community."

~Greg Stevenson, Executive Director, Advancement & Community Engagement

Ways to give

List of 5 items.

  • Cheque

    Payable to “Shawnigan Lake School Foundation” and mail to:
    Advancement Office
    Shawnigan Lake School
    1975 Renfrew Road
    Shawnigan Lake, BC
    V0R 2W1

    United States:
    Payable to “Shawnigan USA Fund” and mail to:
    Shawnigan Lake USA Fund
    c/o Banner Bank
    Ms. Jennifer Date
    P.O. Box 2105
    Bothell, WA 98041-2105
  • Credit Card/Online

    Gifts by credit card can be made on our website, or by calling our advancement office at 250-743-6235. Alternatively, donors can complete the giving form located in the Annual Fund Brochure and mail it to one of the addresses above.
  • Gifts-in-Kind, Gifts-of-Stock and Appreciated Securities

    Special gifts-in-kind may be considered on an individual basis. The gift must provide value to one of the School’s programs. Tax receipts can currently only be provided for Canadian gifts. For gifts valued at more than $1,000, an independent third-party appraisal must be provided from a qualified professional.

    For more information, please contact the Advancement Office at 250-743-6235.

    Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Securities:
    While cash donations receive a receipt for the full amount of the gift, securities offer an additional advantage in that donors receive both a receipt for the full current value of the appreciated securities, and an exemption from capital gains taxes on the amount of the appreciation. This can be a significant advantage over a direct donation of cash.

    To make a gift of securities, please contact Greg Stevenson at 250-743-6487.
  • Matching Gifts

    Many companies will match gifts made by an employee, employee spouse, retiree or director. Donors should check with their company's Human Resources department to see if the employer matches gifts, and obtain a matching gift form to mail in with their donation.
  • Legacy Gifts

    Legacy giving to Shawnigan can be tailored to your own unique financial circumstances. Your advisor, lawyer or tax planner can help you find the way that works best for you and your family.

    There are many ways to make a legacy gift.

    Naming Shawnigan as a beneficiary of your Will can, when properly planned, reduce the rate at which your estate is taxed. You may make a charitable bequest of a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder of your estate after planning to care for your family and friends.

    Life Insurance:
    A gift of life insurance is a simple and straight forward way to make a commitment now that allows for a significant gift in the future. You also receive a charitable tax receipt for the premium payments.

    Charitable Gift Annuities:
    Charitable gift annuities enable you to make an immediate gift to Shawnigan and receive guaranteed income for life.
    Charitable Remainder Trusts and Gifts of Residual Interest:
    You and other beneficiaries can receive income for life or for a set number of years. Donors will receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction, immediate income and relief from tax on capital gain. When the trust expires, the assets remaining in trust go to support the mission of Shawnigan Lake School.

    Gifts of Shares:
    If you own publicly traded securities (ie. stocks, bonds, mutual fund units or shares) that have appreciated in value, it may be advantageous to donate them directly to Shawnigan, rather than cashing them and making a donation. Why? If you donate the securities directly to Shawnigan, you don’t pay capital gains on the appreciated value of the shares, and you receive a charitable tax receipt for the value of the shares.

    To find out more about making a Legacy Gift to Shawnigan, contact Hilary Abbott, Advancement Associate, 250-743-6236 or

Contact Us

Phone: 250-743-6235
Fax: 250-743-6234

Advancement office

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Greg Stevenson

    Greg Stevenson 

    Executive Director Advancement & Community Engagement
  • Photo of Sara Blair

    Sara Blair 

    Director of Stewardship & Community Partnerships
  • Photo of Rhodri Samuel

    Rhodri Samuel 

    Senior Master & Director of Alumni Relations
  • Photo of Hilary Abbott

    Hilary Abbott 

    Advancement Associate
  • Photo of Harriet Klumper

    Harriet Klumper 

  • Photo of Kevin Cooper

    Kevin Cooper 

    Director of Hockey; Head Hockey Coach Prep, External Relations Associate
  • Photo of Gemma Atkinson

    Gemma Atkinson 

    Database Manager
  • Photo of Jeannie Brown

    Jeannie Brown 

    Administrative Assistant
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