LEAVE A LEGACY™ In Your Community

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a national, community-based public awareness campaign of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners that encourages people to leave a gift through their will or another planned giving vehicle to a charity or cause that is meaningful to them.

Learn how you can leave your legacy at Peace Arch Hospital HERE.

The LEAVE A LEGACY™ program lists 10 things you can do today to make a difference:

  • Prepare a will.
  • Leave a gift in your will for the nonprofit that makes a difference in your life.
  • Leave a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your assets to a nonprofit.
  • Consider using assets for your legacy gift.
  • Name a nonprofit as a beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF or pension plan.
  • Name your favourite nonprofit as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy.
  • Purchase a new life insurance policy naming your favourite nonprofit as the beneficiary.
  • Remember loved ones with memorial gifts.
  • Encourage family and friends to leave gifts to nonprofits in their wills.
  • Ask your financial or estate-planning advisor to include charitable giving as part of your financial plan and to incorporate their counsel to other clients.

People give for many different reasons; to ensure their memory lives on, to ensure that their favorite charity is able to continue its important work, to minimize the tax liability that comes with the transfer of one’s estate to surviving family members.

Leaving a legacy at Peace Arch Hospital allows you to nurture the community in which we all live. You can help ensure quality health care now and for future generations, and gain a sense of ownership on a hospital that serves your family, your neighbours, your friends.

Learn how you can leave your legacy at Peace Arch Hospital HERE.