Making a planned gift is one of the most generous ways a supporter can show their dedication to their favourite charity. You can make a profound difference in the conservation of British Columbia’s fish, wildlife and habitat by supporting the future work of the BC Wildlife Federation.
Gift Options for Leaving a Legacy
Charitable bequests: Making a charitable bequest to the BC Wildlife Federation in your will can be as simple as adding a sentence or two, or adding an amendment codicil to an existing will.
Gift of life insurance: If your assets have grown to provide the protection you require, you can use your life insurance to make a gift.
Gifts of cash or publicly traded securities: Gifts of cash or publicly traded securities will provide an immediate resource for the BC Wildlife Federation to help fund some of the most important conservation projects in the province.
Gifts of RRSP’s: You can name the BC Wildlife Federation as the beneficiary of a portion or all of your RRSP funds.
Gifts of residual interest (real estate): You can donate property, such as your residence, to the BC Wildlife Federation and continue to enjoy it during your lifetime.
Charitable remainder trusts: You can receive income from the trust for life or for a specified term, and the remaining trust principal becomes your gift to the BC Wildlife Federation.
However you choose to make your legacy gift to the BC Wildlife Federation, it will help ensure that your children and your children’s children will be able to enjoy fish, wildlife and their habitats as much as you have.
Some people believe they have to be wealthy in order to create a legacy. In actual fact, the majority of those who leave bequests to charities in their wills are not multi-millionaires, but instead have supported those charities throughout their lifetime through annual or monthly giving—and want this to continue.
A bequest may also allow you the opportunity to make a slightly larger donation than what is affordable during your lifetime. Your bequest will still generate a tax receipt which can reduce the amount of tax paid by your estate (which means your loved ones and your selected charities will enjoy the benefits of your foresight).
Sample Bequest Language
“My estate trustees shall pay the sum of $_______ (or transfer assets with an equal value) to
BC Wildlife Federation, Surrey, BC, for the purpose of supporting the highest priority conservation projects as determined by the Federation.”
“My estate trustees shall pay _____% of the residue of my estate to BC Wildlife Federation, Surrey, BC, for the purpose of supporting the highest priority conservation projects as determined by the Federation.”
Legal Name: The name you should include in your will to make a bequest to the Federation is
“BC Wildlife Federation”.
Charitable Business Number: 11880 1315 RR0001
Address: BC Wildlife Federation
Attn: Development Coordinator
#101 – 9706 188th Street
Surrey, BC V4N 3M2
Telephone: (604) 882-9988
Fax: (604) 889-9933
When you have completed your will and included or added a provision for BC Wildlife Federation, please let us know so that we can express our thanks (see Will Confirmation Form). With your permission, we will also list your name among the growing number of those who have provided legacy gifts to the BC Wildlife Federation. Public acknowledgement of your commitment may inspire others to take that important next step.
To fully determine how a planned gift can fit into your financial plans or estate plans, we suggest that you discuss these options with your legal, tax or financial advisors. The BC Wildlife Federation can recommend you to one of our preferred partners to help you if necessary. This information is not intended as specific legal advice. Consult your attorney when considering any legal matters. The laws which govern wills and contracts vary and are subject to change.
Explore how you can make an impact tomorrow with your legacy gift today.
For more information on any planned giving options, please call us at 1.888.881.2293 ext. 223 or email