Northside is grateful to receive gifts and donations at any time, whether they be a once-of donation, or as part of a long-term giving strategy that may assist you with tax deductibility.
If you already know what gift amount and type you wish to make, simply click on any “Make a Gift Now” button.
If you would like to receive personalised assistance with making a gift, please visit the Contact page and submit the confidential form.
Please feel free to visit if you have questions about making a gift and drop in for a chat, or contact me at any time by email.
Or call during office hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm. Phone: 3353 1266.
We are here to help.
What are my giving options?
To put it simply, you have many options available to you!
Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for you to make a gift, and to assist you where eligible, to achieve tax deductibility if that is what you want to achieve with your gift.
The information below outlines major types of gifts as defined by the Australian Taxation Office. Feel free to visit our ATO information page for more detailed information.
Tax Deductible Options:
To be tax deductible, your gift must be covered by a gift type as prescribed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the most common type being a gift of money, gifted to the Northside Christian College Foundation.
Your gift may meet the requirements of more than one deductible gift type. You can use the gift type that is most appropriate for the gift you are making.
Different gift types are explained below:
If donors make a gift of money of $2 or more, they may be able to claim a tax deduction. Money includes foreign currency and can be paid to the College Foundation in various ways, including by cash, cheque, credit card, salary sacrifice or electronically.
If you make a gift of property that the Australian Tax Office has valued at more than $5,000, you may be able to claim a tax deduction.
‘Property’ has a wide meaning. As well as physical things (such as land and objects), it includes rights and interests that can be owned and have a value (such as shares and ownership rights).
Donors may be able to get a tax deduction if they donate listed shares valued at $5,000 or less and they acquired the shares 12 months or more before they donated them.
If donors have a business and they make a gift of trading stock that they dispose of outside of the ordinary course of their business, it can be tax deductible in some circumstances. Trading stock includes anything produced, manufactured or acquired that is held for the purpose of manufacture, sale or exchange in the ordinary course of business.
Bequests – The gift that builds our future
An easy and low cost way to make a planned gift to Northside is to include Northside in your will or trust. Bequests are a major source of endowment support at Northside Christian College. Each individual legacy contributes to our financial strength and ability to meet the needs of our donors and their families. If you have not already done so, please consider putting Northside Christian College in your will, foundation or trust.
Types of bequests
You can leave as a bequest to Northside Christian College, a specific cash gift, a gift of specific property such as land or shares, or by leaving a percentage or share of your estate.
How to make a bequest
A bequest to Northside can be made by creating a new will, adding to your existing will. If you include Northside in a bequest provision, please notify Graham Brown at the Development Office so that we may include you in our records. Your notification will be treated confidentially.
How It Works
- You can provide now for a future gift to Northside by including a bequest provision in your will or trust.
- To be tax deductible, the bequest must be made to the College’s Foundation.
- Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
- You can modify your bequest if your circumstances change.
- You can direct your bequest to a particular purpose (be sure to check with Northside to make sure your gift can be used as intended).
- There is no upper limit on the estate tax deductions that can be taken for charitable bequests.
- You can have the satisfaction now of knowing that your bequest will support Northside in the way you intended when you are gone.
Free Legal Advice:
We provide you with the option of a free solicitor Will service if you intent to leave us a bequest. Donovan Knapp Lawyers can help you prepare, free of charge, a standard family Will which includes your bequest to Northside.
Sample Will clauses for your use with your own Solicitor:
Where giving a sum of money:
• I give the sum of $….…. free from all taxes and duties payable as a consequence of my death to Northside Christian College, 151 Flockton Street, Everton Park, Queensland for its general purposes thereof and I declare that a receipt from a person who appears to be a proper officer of the College will be a sufficient discharge to my trustee, who will not be responsible to see that the gift is properly applied.
Where giving a proportion of the estate:
• I give a …… percentage share of my residuary estate free from all taxes and duties payable as a consequence of my death to Northside Christian College, 151 Flockton Street, Everton Park, Queensland for its general purposes thereof and I declare that a receipt from a person who appears to be a proper officer of the College will be a sufficient discharge to my trustee, who will not be responsible to see that the gift is properly applied.
Where giving specific assets:
• I give [my land at/the following chattels] …. free from all taxes and duties payable as a consequence of my death to Northside Christian College, 151 Flockton Street, Everton Park, Queensland for its general purposes thereof and I declare that a receipt from a person who appears to be a proper officer of the College will be a sufficient discharge to my trustee, who will not be responsible to see that the gift is properly applied.
“Sometimes I go to God and say, ‘God, if Thou dost never answer another prayer while I live on this earth, I will still worship Thee as long as I live and in the ages to come for what Thou hast done already’. God’s already put me so far in debt that if I were to live one million millenniums I couldn’t pay Him for what He’s done for me.” ― A.W. Tozer