Zal and Rose Yanovsky Breakfast Fund
“Together they committed themselves to make Kingston a vibrant place to live.”
Join us for the 20th Annual Zal & Rose Breakfast!
The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CFKA) is pleased to announce the 20th anniversary of the Zal and Rose Breakfast fundraiser in support of The Food Sharing Project, which provides over 10,000 healthy meals each week to students in 88 schools across KFL&A.
The breakfast is a collective effort – staff donate their time, Chez Piggy and Pan Chancho donate all of the food, and suppliers often contribute food to the cause as well. To-date, the Fund has granted $245,444 to The Food Sharing Project, and the legacy of Zal and Rose lives on by helping to feed thousands of children each year.
Dine-In or Take-Out Options
After four years absence, Chez Piggy will provide a dine-in option for guests. “We’re so excited to welcome new guests and old friends back to Chez Piggy by offering a sit-down dine-in breakfast this year,” says Zoe Yanovsky. Dates for this year’s breakfast fundraisers are:
Tuesday, December 12th, 2023: 7:00am-9:00am
Chez Piggy (dine-in only), 68 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1A5
Please call 613-549-7673 to reserve your breakfast.
Wednesday, December 13th, 2023: 7:00am-9:00am
Pan Chancho (take-out only), 44 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1A4
Please call 613-544-7790 to reserve your breakfast.
About The Zal and Rose Yanovsky Breakfast Fund
In memory of Zal Yanovsky and Rose Richardson, supports school breakfast programs for children in Kingston and area. Zal Yanovsky and Rose Richardson were two of Kingston’s best known and beloved citizens. Zal was larger than life, Rose was his anchor. Together they committed themselves to make Kingston a vibrant place to live. They generously donated their time, talent and energies to giving back to their community.
Zal died very suddenly in 2002. Rose was passionate about making sure that kids in schools had nutritious meals. So a group of friends, colleagues and loyal patrons of Chez Piggy and Pan Chancho and launched the Zal School Breakfast Fund, an endowment fund with the Community Foundation of Kingston in 2004. Rose lived long enough to see the success of the breakfasts. She died in 2005. Zal’s daughter, Zoe, is carrying on the tradition of Zal and Rose, the breakfasts are now an annual tradition each December.
The endowment fund continues to grow and the legacy of Zal and Rose lives on by helping to feed thousands of children each year. Watch a video about Zal and Rose Yanovsky Breakfast Fund.
When you give to the Community Foundation you can have confidence that your community will continue to benefit from your gift for many years to come.
2023 Year End Tax Tips
Both the federal and provincial governments offer donations tax credits that, in combination, can result in tax savings of up to 55% of the value of your gift in 2023, depending on your province or territory of residence. With total cash donations up to $200 in a year, the federal donation credit is 15% of the donation amount. For total donations exceeding $200 in a year, the federal donation credit jumps to 29% (33% to the extent taxable income exceeds $235,675) of the donation amount. Provincial donation credits are also available and the total credit may be up to 55% once total annual donations exceed the $200 in a calendar year.
December 31 is the last day to make a donation and get a tax receipt for 2023. You can help a wide range of charities with a single gift to our endowed Community Fund, support your favourite charity or cause by giving to one of our over 225 funds, or establish your own fund.
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If you’re ready to make your gift now, then use our secure online giving page. You have the option of choosing any one of our funds, giving ‘in memory of/in honour of’ instructions, and more. Or, if you prefer, you can simply call 613-546-9696 to make your donation over the phone using your Visa, MasterCard, or AMEX, or VISA Debit card. You can make a one-time gift, or sign up to make a regular monthly donation.
Please make your cheque payable to Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (or “CFKA”), and write your intended fund in the memo line. Drop it off or mail to: 275 Ontario Street, Suite #100, Kingston, ON, K7K 2X5.
Gifting publicly-traded securities, including mutual funds and segregated funds, with accrued capital gains “in-kind” to a registered charity or a foundation not only entitles you to a tax receipt for the fair market value of the security being donated, it eliminates capital gains tax too. You should plan gifts in-kind well before year end, to allow for sufficient time to make arrangements. A gift of publicly-traded securities is the transfer of ownership of stocks or bonds to the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area. If you own shares that have increased in value, 50 per cent of the capital gains are taxable. However, if you donate these shares in-kind to CFKA, the gain is tax-exempt. Learn more.
Form 1: Direction to Transfer Securities or Mutual Funds Electronically as a Charitable Donation Complete Form 1 to give your financial advisor/broker the instructions to make the gift to CFKA. The form contains all the information your advisor will need to make the transfer. They will then submit this form to our broker at CIBC Wood Gundy to advise that the transfer is pending.
Form 2: Notice of Transfer of Securities
Complete Form 2 and send it to CFKA to advise us of your gift, and instruct as to what you would like your donation to support.
Your AMT may be higher in 2024 (compared to 2023) if your taxable income is over about $173,000, and you have income taxed at lower rates than ordinary income, or deductions or credits that reduce taxes payable, including: Capital gains, Stock options, Canadian dividends, Unused non-capital losses, net capital losses, or limited partnership losses from prior years, and Non-refundable tax credits, including the donation tax credit. Speak to your tax profession to see how AMT could affect your situation in 2024, and, if appropriate, to consider triggering a gain or exercising employee stock options.
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