Gifts in Kind

Did You Know?

  • When the College was first looking to relocate from Melville to Regina, it considered land at College & Winnipeg, College & Broad, and 23rd & Albert, finally settling on 18 acres of land on the west end of property owned by Government House, now called Royal Street.

  • Luther graduates have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Pennsylvania State, McGill, Queen’s and other renowned educational institutions throughout Canada, North America and the world.

  • The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.

  • The International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.

  • Luther College High School is recognized as one of the four best university preparatory schools in western Canada with as many as 96% of Luther graduates pursuing post-secondary educations. 

  • Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.

  • In the late 1920's, during an in-house baseball tournament, Rex Schneider entered a team called "Prof Schneider's Battling Lions." This is the first hint that someday Luther teams would be known as the Lions.  

  • The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.

Gifts in Kind

A wide range of non-cash gifts, such as books, real estate, artwork, special equipment and other tangible personal property, are commonly referred to as gifts in kind. 

A donor may make a gift of tangible  property to Luther College.  Typical gifts in kind include: land, buildings or other assets such as artwork, books, equipment, furnishings, etc.  These gifts must be pre-arranged with Luther College. Such gifts are appraised on the date received and an official tax receipt is issued for the appraised value.   The donor will receive a receipt for the fair market value of the property.  A professional appraisal may be required.

The following types of property require special consideration and consultation with the Luther College to ensure that they support our academic programs and priorities:

  • Real estate
  • Certified cultural property
  • Personal book collections

Benefits of a gift in kind

  • You receive a charitable tax receipt for the appraised, fair market value determined on the day the gift is made;
  • Gifts in kind can be made during your lifetime, or through your estate by including instructions in your will;

When the donation is made, Luther will either add the donated item(s) to its collections or it will liquidate the asset, depending on a mutually agreed-upon course of action.

Giving Gifts in Kind Through Your Estate

It is important to contact us before arranging this type of bequest to ensure that it supports Luther’s programs and priorities.

For more information, please contact us:

Maureen Harrison
Chief Development Officer
Phone: 1.306.791.9175
Email: maureen.harrison@luthercollege.edu

Charitable Registration Number: 10765 0061 RR0001