Planned Giving


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 $23 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.

Your legacy gift is tax deductible, reducing the taxes payable on your estate’s final tax return.

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: 5118 Joyce St Unit #300, Vancouver, BC V5R 4H1

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.

Life Insurance

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.

Real 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:

Valerie Lambert, Executive Director

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