Leave a Legacy of Life-Long Friendships
Incorporating Big Brothers into your legacy plan is a lasting statement of your generosity and kindness – that you believe in a future where children and youth are empowered to achieve their full potential.
A gift through planned giving is a not only a reflection of your values and philanthropy, but helps create a legacy of life-long friendships for generations to come. Every dollar you invest in children through Big Brothers generates $18 in hard dollar returns to society, which can lead to major societal benefits such as a rise in literacy, a reduction of crime, and stronger communities.
Have Your Will Written or Updated for Free
Through a partnership with the Canadian Free Wills Network, Big Brothers is pleased to offer you the opportunity to have your Will written or updated – at no cost to you. For a limited time, Big Brothers will pay a discount rate for the writing of simple Wills by participating lawyers and notaries in your area.
Having an up-to-date Will gives you peace of mind. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to include a gift in your Will to Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver – though there’s no obligation to do so.
We are happy to be able to provide this free, convenient, and confidential service for Big Brothers supporters. To find out more, please contact our Philanthropy Officer, Christina Price, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-876-2447 ext. 306.
Ways to Give
Wills and Bequests
A bequest is a gift left in a Will to a charitable organization.
There are several types of bequests you can appoint to Big Brothers:
- Specific bequest: a gift of a fixed amount of cash or a particular asset
- Percentage share: a gift of a percentage of the whole estate
- Contingent bequest: a gift that will take effect only in the event of the prior death of other named beneficiaries
Our legal name, and the proper beneficiary for your gift :
Legal name: Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver
Charitable Registration Number (CRN): 106793722RR0001
Address: 102 – 1193 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, V5V 3C9
We are happy to work with you, your family, and your advisors on a confidential basis to ensure all your objectives are met based on your personal priorities.
Giving a legacy gift through life insurance, whether fully paid or with premiums still owing, is a meaningful way to support children in your community. It allows you to make a substantial gift for a relatively low premium, which is independent of your estate.
You can donate personal properties as a direct gift or a gift of residual interest. We will work with you to develop the best plan for your gift. You may even choose to gift your property now and continue to live in it during your lifetime.
RRSPs, RRIFs, TFSAs and Retirement Plans
You can transform tax liabilities into a charitable gift by naming Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver as the beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF, TFSA or pension plan.
Ready to Give?
A legacy gift is an expression of the values you hold dear. By supporting Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver, you will be supporting future generations of children and youth to reach their full potential. We will do everything we can to assist you and your advisor in creating a gift to ensure every child who wants a mentor gets one.
To speak to us personally and confidentially about legacy giving, please contact:
Christina Price. Philanthropy Officer
604.876.2447 x306 | email@example.com.