Leave a Legacy – Planned Giving
information on tax benefits and can offer some creative ideas about how to leave gifts that meet all of your personal and charitable objectives.
- Prepare a will. Without a will you lose control over your property at death.
- Leave a gift in your will for Winnipeg Harvest. Imagine how the community would benefit if everyone made a gift from their estate.
- Leave a specific dollar amount or a percentage of the assets in your will to Winnipeg Harvest.
- Consider using assets for your charitable gift. These include but are not limited to cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, term
deposits, real estate, vehicles, art, jewelry, or even insurance. Such gifts may even provide tax savings.
- Name Winnipeg Harvest as a beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF, or pension.
- Name Winnipeg Harvest as the beneficiary of an existing or paid up life insurance policy.
- Purchase a new life insurance policy naming Winnipeg Harvest as the beneficiary.
- Encourage family and friends to leave gifts to Winnipeg Harvest in their wills.
we encourage you to consult a financial advisor, such as a Certified General Accountant. They have the education and experience required to help obtain the
maximum benefits for both you and our Foodbank.
- Outright Gifts
A gift that starts working the day you make it, is an “outright gift”. Winnipeg Harvest will use your gift for our immediate needs, or, if you prefer, as an endowment that provides ongoing support. You may give cash or securities, real estate, artwork, or other tangible property.
- Wills and Bequests
The accumulated wealth of a lifetime – you can’t take it with you, but you can determine what becomes of it, and a bequest to Winnipeg Harvest will
leave a lasting legacy in your name. As you make or revise your Will, let us show you how a bequest can be shaped to fulfill your philanthropic
goals in a way that fits your estate planning objectives.
- Gifts of Insurance
To make a significant future gift to Winnipeg Harvest for a minimal present cost, consider Life Insurance. You can name the foodbank as
beneficiary of your policy you own now, or give the policy itself. You may also start a new policy in the foodbank’s name.