Legacy Giving – Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I leave a gift to Women’s Place?
By leaving a gift in your Will, you ensure that your assets continue to help others in the future. Without a Will, your assets are settled according to federal and provincial laws, which may not correspond with your wishes. Contact your financial advisor and inform them that you would like to include Women’s Place in your Will.
Are legacy gifts only for people who are really wealthy?
Anyone can arrange to leave a legacy gift – in fact it’s an easy way to make a gift larger than you ever imagined since it does not affect your current financial situation. People often find they can afford to be more generous in a Will than in their lifetime. No matter the size or amount, your gift will contribute to our work towards ending abuse.
Who can help me arrange for a legacy gift to Women’s Place?
While staff would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your legacy gift, when making your final details it’s best to speak to your financial planner, lawyer or accountant. These professionals can inform you of the tax benefits associated with legacy gifts.
Can I leave a legacy gift in honour of someone or target my gift to a specific program?
Leaving a gift in honour of someone is a meaningful way to recognize a special person who has made an impact in your life. You can also target your gift to a specific program or purpose. These types of gifts can be left in your Will. Simply provide the specific details when developing, renewing or updating your bequest.
I’ve left a gift to Women’s Place in my Will but my circumstances have changed. Can I change my mind?
Yes you can. A Will is a very personal document that reflects your final wishes. You’re free to change your mind at any time.
Do I need to tell Women’s Place that I am leaving a legacy gift?
Whether you decide to notify Women’s Place or not is completely up to you. If you share with us that you have made arrangements to leave a legacy gift to Women’s Place, we can recognize you and include you in the exclusive Women’s Empowerment Legacy Circle. Of course, if you wish for your gift to remain anonymous, your request will be honoured.
To talk to us about leaving a legacy gift to Women’s Place call Amanda Braet 905-356-3933 ext 240 or by email Amanda@wpsn.ca
As a way of saying thank you to those who remember Women’s Place, as part of their legacy, we will offer you an exclusive membership into the Women’s Place Legacy Circle.