Supporting education and related programs for the empowerment
of children, youth and their communities in the Asia Pacific

ShareGift

 

Instead of a cash donation, it’s now easy to donate unwanted shares to the Lasallian Foundation.

Your small share parcels can now be easily sold via an initiative which can benefit the Lasalllian Foundation, at no cost to you and in a tax-effective way - through ShareGift Australia.

You won’t have to use a stockbroker, there are no brokerage fees and you can nominate the Lasallian Foundation to benefit from ShareGift distributions.

Selling shares can be costly.

In the past, you had to sell your shares before donating them to any charity, which involved appointing a stockbroker and paying brokerage fees as well as dealing with complex and time-wasting paperwork. Even if you wanted to ‘tidy up’ your share portfolio, small amounts of shares were difficult dispose of because of the costs involved i.e. brokerage.

However thanks to ShareGift Australia, selling shares for charity takes just minutes and costs you nothing. ShareGift Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that sells the shares on your behalf and then donates the proceeds to charity. It’s straightforward, and you earn a tax deduction for your charitable donation.

Your donation can go much further with ShareGift Australia. You can sell any amount of shares in any ASX-listed company through ShareGift. The table below illustrates an example and the advantages of converting $200 of shares to charitable donations through ShareGift Australia versus selling them conventionally and then donating the funds:

*Donations over $2 are tax deductible


What is the process?

1. 

Print out and complete this ShareGift donation form 

2. 

Post the form to ShareGift Australia, GPO Box 2050, Melbourne VIC 3001 or email  info@sharegiftaustralia.org.au.

3. 

ShareGift will arrange for the shares to be sold through one of their participating brokers free of brokerage.

4. 

You will receive a separate letter from ShareGift Australia with details of the share sale, which you can keep as a receipt for tax purposes.

5. 

Please let the Lasallian Foundation know of your gift by contacting 03 9508 2700
or email fundraising@lasallianfoundation.org.