Legacy Giving - How to Leave a Legacy
Choosing to leave a legacy from the heart brings meaning, dignity and purpose to a life well-lived. Your legacy gift gives you a way to be part of the charitable and community work that is most meaningful to you. Your gift allows these important causes to be well-supported now and long after your lifetime. Leaving a gift in your Will is a way to make sure that your memory lives on.
Top 10 things you can do to create a legacy that lives on.
  1. Make a Will.

  2. Leave a gift in your Will to your preferred charities such as the Health Sciences Centre Foundation.

  3. Decide whether to leave a precise dollar amount or a percentage of your estate to your preferred charities.

  4. Consider using investments that have increased in value, such as mutual funds or publicly traded stocks for your legacy gift.

  5. Name the Health Sciences Centre Foundation as a beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF or pension plan.

  6. Name the Health Sciences Centre Foundation as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy.

  7. Purchase a new life insurance policy and name the Health Sciences Centre Foundation as the beneficiary.
  8. Honour a loved one through a legacy gift.

  9. Encourage family and friends to leave gifts to charity in their Will planning.

  10. Ask your financial or estate planning advisor to include charitable giving as part of your financial plan and to include it in their advice to other clients, too.