1. Make a Donation
Making a donation is one of the many ways that you can support the Foundation. As a charitable entity, LACF provides tax receipts for all gifts received.
Our Supporters are recognized on our website, according to the following categories of giving:
Donor Recognition / Categories of Giving
- Prime / $25,000 +
- Executive / $ 15,000 +
- Leader / $10,000 +
- Visionary / $5,000 - $9,999
- Benefactor / $ 2,500 - $4,999
- Patron / $1,000 - $2,500
- Advocate / $ 500 - $999
- Partisan / $100 - $499
- Friend / < $100
Two additional recognition categories exist to acknowledge the generosity of our repeated donors and legacy bequests:
• Sustainers Circle / Repeated donation of $1,000 +
• Frances Blue Legacy Circle / Bequests of $10,000 +
Because we value our supporters, LACF adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights.
In 2013, LACF modified its by-laws to expand forms of membership. Now, when you make a donation of $100 or more, you automatically become an LACF Member and a part of a dedicated community that supports and enables the Foundation to expand its impact. Membership benefits include:
- regular updates about LACF activities;
- the right to vote and a voice at the Annual LACF Members Meeting (AMM) held during the CSLA Annual Congress;
- a tax-deductible charitable donation receipt;
- donor recognition on our website.
Individuals or groups donating up to $100 are recognized as LACF Friends. Friends also receive a tax receipt and news bulletins. We appreciate our friends because they spread the word and the work of LACF. Membership is renewable on an annual basis every January.
2. Direct Your Gift
You can direct your donation to a project, fund, activity or scholarship that corresponds with your personal values. When you choose to direct your gift to the LACF Annual Fund, you provide essential financial support for research and communication initiatives and the continued success of LACF’s Annual Grants Program + special project funding; when you choose a scholarship fund, you help a student by contributing to their success; when you direct your donation to a bursary fund, you channel your support in a direction that you believe makes a difference. It is your choice.
3. Honour and Memorial Giving
Gifting the Foundation in honour or in memory of someone is a thoughtful and meaningful gesture. A card will be sent to the person you wish to honour or to the family of your memorial gift informing them of your donation and, if you wish, your gift will be mentioned in the LACF Annual Report.
Contact: LACF administrative assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Legacy Bequests / Planned Giving
When you make a legacy bequest to LACF in your will or trust, you are making a difference for future generations. A planned gift can provide you and your family with tax advantages depending on your situation so it’s best to contact your personal financial advisor to learn more about your options. If you are considering a legacy bequest to LACF, do let us know. We would like to recognize your commitment by including you as a member of the Frances Blue Legacy Circle. With this gesture, you will join other like-minded individuals who value the ideals upheld by LACF and inspire others to do the same. If a legacy opportunity interests you, or if you would like additional information, click here to learn more.
The success of LACF is driven by the passion and commitment of our volunteer-based board and committees. A gift of time is an incredibly valuable way to support the goals and objectives of LACF. If you would like to contribute and join us in promoting and advancing the values of the profession of Landscape Architecture, please let us know. We need writers, web and social media savvy people, translators and communicators that are willing to work with us to extend our outreach and build an even stronger Foundation. We would be happy to hear from you. Send a brief resumé to Judy Bennett, LACF Administrative Assistant: email@example.com.
LACF is grateful for all donations received. Your gift, big or small, makes a difference.