Each year, thousands of people give a portion of their assets through a bequest to support charitable organizations such as Bladder Cancer Canada. Gifts by will are becoming an increasingly important part of the Canadian philanthropic tradition. They can create significant tax benefits. They are also an important way for an organization such as BCC to help secure its financial future.
A bequest to BCC can be a tangible expression of appreciation for the services and programs we have provided to you, a loved one or your community. This type of gift might be financially impossible during your working or retirement years.
A bequest in your will may be the most feasible way for you to make a significant gift. After providing for your loved ones, you may choose to include BCC as a beneficiary of your will. It’s easy to make a bequest gift.
Here are some examples of bequest types:
- General Bequest – Bladder Cancer Canada would receive a specific amount of a certain kind of asset, usually a sum of cash
- Specific Bequest – Bladder Cancer Canada would receive a specific piece of property, such as shares in a company or a piece of art
- Residual Bequest – Bladder Cancer Canada would receive all or a percentage of what remains in your estate after other special provisions have been fulfilled
“I direct my trustee(s) to give the sum of $_______ in cash or in kind to Bladder Cancer Canada (charitable number BN 836126060 RR0001), to be used where it is needed most.”
Let us know!
If you have made or are considering a bequest in your will, we encourage you to inform us so that your generosity may be recognized in a special way by Bladder Cancer Canada. We would be pleased to speak confidentially with you and your legal or financial adviser. We can help to establish and confirm the purpose for which your bequest is to be used, explain tax benefits for your estate, and arrange for an appropriate memorial name for your bequest if you wish.
Make a gift in your will in 4 easy steps:
It’s easy to create a gift in your will for Bladder Cancer Canada. These four simple steps will help you to care for your loved ones, protect your estate and set up the secure gift you want to make.
- Be sure that creating a gift in your will is the right step for you. Then decide what kind of gift you would prefer – a specific amount of money or a percentage of your estate. Your financial professional can help you with that decision.
- Give your lawyer our legal written name: Bladder Cancer Canada
- Instruct your lawyer to add a codicil in your will that establishes a gift for Bladder Cancer Canada. Give your lawyer the legal written name, and let him or her take it from there. (Many lawyers will add this codicil to your will without cost.)
- If you feel comfortable sharing a little information about your gift, let us know when you have created it. We will have the pleasure of thanking you as we do with all those donors who have remembered Bladder Cancer Canada in their estate plan. We will also make sure we understand how you want your gift used to support our work, future, mission, or other priority of Bladder Cancer Canada.
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