One of the most important documents that many people will sign in their life is their will. Yet, just over 50 per cent of Canadians have documented their estate plans.
These include ensuring their loved ones — including minor or adult children — are cared for, real estate and other assets are distributed according to their wishes, and steps have been taken to minimize taxes owing upon their passing.
The Pacific Salmon Foundation is honoured to know that supporters are planning forward and including a gift to PSF in their wills.
Jeff Giesbrecht, Chair of PSF’s Board of Directors, and Rosann Youck are two such donors.
“We believe in the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s vision because we’ve seen the results. Marine habitat has improved through the work of local stream keeping groups and the research conducted by PSF’s science teams. Our goal is to help the foundation continue its efforts to protect and restore wild Pacific salmon now and in the future.”
Whether cash, stocks or bonds, registered plans, life insurance or other financial instruments, gifts of all sizes make an impact. Over time, these donations serve to protect and enhance Pacific salmon.
PSF is a partner in Will Power, a national public education program designed to inspire more Canadians to make a significant impact on the causes they care about by making a gift in their will to charity. Visit www.willpower.ca to access valuable information including a legacy calculator.
“We all want to help those around us and leave the world a better place. Leaving a charitable gift in your will is a special way to make your mark,” says Margaret Buttner, Manager, Development, PSF.
To learn more about leaving a gift in your will, contact Margaret for more information:
604-664-7664 or firstname.lastname@example.org