Leaving a Legacy

A bequest is a personal gift you leave in your Will as a lasting legacy of your beliefs and values. For many of us, it is the only time we will be able to make a contribution that truly reflects our appreciation and respect for an organization. All legacies are important, no matter how large or small.

 

Why Should I Leave a Legacy Gift?

Create a meaningful legacy – Making a legacy gift ensures that your support for the causes that are closest to your heart can continue long into the future.

Ensure Peace of Mind – Creating a Will is the only way to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of the way you intend and you may change your wishes at any time.

Convenience – A legacy gift is easy to arrange and can be made for any amount you wish.

Enjoy Tax Savings – A legacy gift offers significant tax benefits for you and your heirs.

 

How do I leave a Legacy Gift to the Alberta Council for Environmental Education?

Remember the Alberta Council for Environmental Education in your Will with a:

  • General bequest:  A general bequest can be a dollar amount or percentage of your estate.
  • Residuary bequest: You designate all or a portion of your estate's residue (what is left after payment of taxes, debts, settlement costs have been satisfied) to a beneficiary or beneficiaries.

 

Speak with your lawyer about incorporating a Legacy Gift into your Will. You will need the Alberta Council for Environmental Education charitable registration number: 83043 5079 RR0001.

If you would like to speak with someone at the Alberta Council for Environmental Education, contact Gareth Thomson, Executive Director 403-678-7746.