Your Life. Your Legacy.
Making a financial commitment to Winnipeg Harvest allows you to make a lasting difference in the nearly 64,000 Manitobans who rely on Winnipeg Harvest each month.
There are many factors to consider when deciding to make a planned gift and we would be pleased to work with you and your advisor to design a gift that suits your individual circumstances.
Remembering Winnipeg Harvest in your will is an act that is generous, powerful, and surprisingly simple. It allows you to leave a larger gift than would be possible during your lifetime, while still retaining control of your assets.
You can leave a piece of property, securities, cash, or even a percentage of your estate. Your estate will receive a charitable tax receipt that can lower or even eliminate estate taxes. You also have the opportunity to honour or memorialize yourself or a loved one by establishing a named endowment fund.
Leaving a gift to Winnipeg Harvest in your will is simple. Talk it over with your family and loved ones, then speak to your lawyer about drafting or revisiting your will, or adding a codicil.
Be sure to inform us of your bequest and your wishes. It will give us the opportunity to thank you and, more importantly, to discuss what you hope your gift will help to accomplish. Of course, we will respect your privacy and confidentiality. Every gift in every will makes a difference.
When you give a new or existing life insurance policy to Winnipeg Harvest, you’re turning small monthly premiums into a significant gift.
The insurance benefit will eventually be paid directly to Winnipeg Harvest and is separate from your estate, so there are no administrative costs or probate fees. Your gift has no effect on your estate’s assets. And you’ll receive a charitable tax receipt that can be used in your lifetime, or for your estate.
There are three ways to give through life insurance:
- Designate Winnipeg Harvest as a beneficiary of your policy. The tax receipt will be issued when the gift is realized and it will help reduce estate taxes.
- By changing ownership of the policy to Winnipeg Harvest you will create a future legacy and receive an annual tax receipt for the premiums paid.
- With a full life policy (fully paid) a tax receipt is issued for the cash surrender value of the policy at the time of the gift.
Designate Winnipeg Harvest as the beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF or pension and tax receipt will help reduce estate taxes.
For more information on how to leave a legacy gift to help fight hunger and feed hope, please contact Bridgette Parker, Director of Development at (204) 982-3588.