Legacy Giving

Making change in the world

Thinking about the future of your family and your community is a empowering opportunity.

You may be surprised to see that even 1% left to YWCA St.Thomas-Elgin in your Will can have an enormous impact on our communities most vulnerable population, while still leaving 99% of your estate for loved ones.

You have the power to make a difference to education, youth engagement, supportive housing and poverty intervention, more than you realize, when you leave a charitable gift in your Will. Leaving even a small portion of your estate to charity can result in a bigger contribution than you ever thought possible, while still supporting those you love.

Why leave a Legacy Gift?

We all want to help those around us and leave the world a better place. Leaving a charitable gift is a Will is another way to make your mark.

What will your Legacy Gift provide for your community?

  • empowerment for women and girls through safe, affordable housing and supportive services
  • opportunities for youth at risk
  • advocacy for diversity to build a healthy and vibrant city
  • engagement of students through our before and after school age childcare programs and camps

Ways to show support through your financial and estate plans:

  • stocks or securities
  • bequest of cash or property
  • registered retirement savings plans
  • life insurance
  • gifts of residual interest
  • charitable remainder trusts
  • annuities

If you have any questions or wish to discuss designation options, please contact Sarah Lounsbury, Fund Development Coordinator at slounsbury@ywcaste.ca

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