Registered Charity Number: 11915 2692 RR0001
Leave your Legacy
Your support makes it possible to create local solutions to our local problems. By choosing to leave a legacy in support of ACS, you have an impact that goes beyond the here and now. Your commitment through legacy giving can make a lasting and substantial change for the better for people living in Amherstburg, LaSalle, Harrow & McGregor.
There are a number of ways you can leave your legacy, and it is important that you consult your legal advisors, financial planners, and your family members to determine which method of giving works best for you. Here are a few of the ways you can leave your mark on our community.
Ways to Leave a Legacy
Bequests: Bequests are often considered the easiest and most popular way of leaving a legacy in your Will. Sample bequest clauses can be found here.
Life Insurance: You can name ACS as the beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. We strongly encourage you to consult your insurance specialist before making any policy changes.
Registered Plans (RRSPs and RRIFs): You can also name ACS as the beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF. In doing so, you ensure that your savings yield maximum benefits. In many cases, RRSPs and RRIFs can create large tax liabilities in the year of death. Donating your RRSPs or RRIFs in part or in whole, you can bypass certain taxes and fees. In the meantime, your assets will support your community well into the future.
Charitable Annuities: Annuities are a great way of contributing to ACS while also receiving other benefits. You can implement a contractual arrangement with a commercial annuity provider that provides a tax-preferred income for life for a specified number of years. Charitable gift annuities are similar to a typical commercial annuity, however, they provide the added benefits due to a charity’s tax-free status.
Charitable Trusts: A charitable trust allows you to make a substantial, immediate gift, that lasts. It allows you to transfer assets to ACS at a specified time without you needing to give it away immediately. These can fall under two categories: Charitable Remainder Trusts and Gifts of Residual Interest.
Please note: the above is not intended as legal advice. ACS recommends that you consult your legal advisors, financial planners, and your family members before incorporating a gift into your Will.
Registered Charity Number
11915 2692 RR0001
If you would like more options about Legacy options, you may contact:
ACS Community Awareness/Fundraising Coordinator