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  • Legacy Giving

Giving through your estate allows you to:

1. Keep control of your assets throughout your lifetime.

2. Earn an estate charitable tax receipt for the value of your gift.

3. Leave a legacy that transforms lives.

Planning a gift to Make-A-Wish ensures that future generations of children and their families benefit from life-affirming wishes. Your gift will help create a transformative experience for a wish child and his or her family — a chance to be a child again, away from hospitals and treatments; and a chance to replace anxiety, fear and hardship with the hope that anything is possible, especially their future. Your support will provide a family in need with joyful, worry-free memories that will last a lifetime.

There are several ways you can leave a legacy of wishes:

A Gift In Your Will

Including a gift to Make-A-Wish in your will is a meaningful way to reduce taxes and maintain control of your finances during your lifetime. The most common planned gift, a bequest allows you to designate a specific amount or portion of your estate to Make-A-Wish. Typical bequest language may be:

“I give the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Northern Alberta the sum of $___ to be used or disposed of as its Board of Directors deems appropriate in its sole discretion.”

“I give the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Northern Alberta ___% of the residue of my estate to be used for ___.”

Gift of RRSP, RRIF or TFSA

Make-A-Wish can be named as a beneficiary of Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP), Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIF) or Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA) as a way to reduce taxes payable by your estate.

Life Insurance

A gift of life insurance is an affordable way to make a significant future gift to Make-A-Wish. Ways to donate:

• Designate Make-A-Wish as the owner and beneficiary of the policy and receive an annual charitable tax receipt for your ongoing premium payments.

• Assign Make-A-Wish as the beneficiary of your insurance policy and your estate will receive a charitable tax receipt.


For information on Legacy Giving, contact
Cathy Gabucci, CEO, Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta
(780) 444-9474 ext. 6202 or email cathy.gabucci@makeawish.ca

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