Unique Ways to Give

This holiday season when planning your philanthropic gifts, consider making a gift of securities to the VSO. This is a tax effective way to make a larger gift and have a bigger impact, which will then be doubled due to the holiday matching gift provided by Gerald McGavin, CM OBC. If you make your gift by December 31st, you will benefit from the current tax advantages before the changes to the AMT (alternative minimum tax) rules take effect for 2024.  

Your gift of appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, flow-through shares or stock options will provide you with a generous tax benefit while having a significant impact on the VSO’s ability to deliver concerts and education programs to the community. 
By donating publicly traded securities, you eliminate the capital gains tax that becomes payable if you were to sell the appreciated securities on the market and the VSO benefits from the proceeds of that sale. 

How to make a gift of stocks or securities: 

  1. Determine with your financial advisor which investments will make the most philanthropic and financial impact. 
  1. Instruct your broker to transfer your securities directly to the Vancouver Symphony Society and complete the appropriate transfer form here.
  1. Contact us and let us know you have made your gift. Visit our website or call Leanne Davis on 604.684.9100 ext. 236