Plan Your Legacy
You can plan your charitable gift to provide the greatest benefit to you, your family and Let’s Talk Science. You may choose to make your gift during your lifetime or through your estate. Deciding how to leave your legacy is a personal and powerful decision. Many people choose to make a gift in their Will as a way to pay tribute to loved ones and invest in the future for their family. Once you have taken care of your loved ones in your estate plan, including a gift to Let’s Talk Science can make an impact in other ways.
Benefits of making a planned gift:
- Tax advantages under current laws.
- Your giving can be tailored to your personal and financial circumstances.
- Your donation is made from assets, not current income.
- Gifts are planned today for distribution at some time in the future.
- Most of the gifts involve planning but are easy to arrange. Your financial or estate advisor will be happy to help you complete your gift.
Planned Giving options:
- Life insurance
- Registered plans (RRSPs and RRIFs)
- Charitable annuities
- Charitable trusts
- Securities and mutual funds
- Named funds (expendable and endowed)
Benefits of leaving a charitable bequest
A gift in your Will has many practical benefits that allow you to meet your own, unique financial needs as well as your philanthropic objectives:
- It’s simple: Leaving a gift in your Will is easy to arrange.
- It’s flexible: A gift in your Will can be made no matter how old you are or how much you have to give.
- It has tax advantages: A gift in your Will is a highly effective way to reduce taxes on your estate after death.
- It has a lasting impact: Leaving a charitable gift in your Will gives you the satisfaction that the areas you felt strongly about in your lifetime will continue to receive support, even after you’re gone.
- It’s personalized: You can make a general gift, or choose to designate it to a specific area such as research, education or volunteer support.
For more information on making a gift of STEM learning to support Canadian children, youth, educators and volunteers, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information provided on these pages is general in nature and not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. Let’s Talk Science strongly suggests that before making any decision concerning your estate and your charitable donations, you seek advice from your lawyer and financial advisor.