Planned giving is a great way to keep Breakfast Club of Canada programs running healthy and strong for many years to come. Your gift helps ensure we have the resources we need to fight food insecurity and nurture the potential of every child. Regardless of the size of your estate, you can take advantage of several options to leave a meaningful legacy – and make sure your values continue to make life better for future generations.
Remembering Breakfast Club of Canada in your will is the most accessible and efficient way of ensuring that we can continue to do the important work that is so near and dear to your heart. With a charitable bequest, your assets will be distributed in accordance with your exact wishes.
If you have already named Breakfast Club of Canada as a beneficiary in your will, please let us know so we can thank you appropriately and acknowledge your generosity during your lifetime.
These “how to” instructions contain additional information on making a charitable bequest, along with a detailed breakdown of the impact of your gift.
Make sure the provision in your will is phrased properly to avoid confusion.
Handy information for executors or liquidators responsible for carrying out a bequest to the Club.
A gift of life insurance is separate from your estate. It is a worthwhile alternative to a cash gift and a strategic way of making a substantial donation at a relatively low cost to you.
You can proceed in one of three ways , all of which can help you meet your tax planning goals.
When you name Breakfast Club of Canada a beneficiary by way of an RRSP or RRIF form, you will retain ownership of your assets and you can modify your arrangements at any time. Given how heavily taxed RRSPs and RRIFs can be for your heirs, it may be fiscally beneficial, depending on your individual financial circumstances, to donate all or part of your retirement savings to charity.
*Note that, in Quebec, to name a charitable organization as the beneficiary of an RRSP or an RRIF, you have to do so through a testamentary disposition or a life insurance product.
We would be happy to assist you in your philanthropic planning but we are not qualified to provide any financial or legal advice. Please talk to a financial advisor, accountant, notary, lawyer or other professional who is familiar with your financial circumstances and thus able to help you maximize the tax benefits of your charitable donations.