Your Living Legacy
Leaving a gift in your will to the Canadian Women’s Foundation may be the most valuable gift you ever give. A legacy gift helps provide the Foundation with a sustainable resource that will be used to change the lives of Canada’s women and girls, now and in the future. There are numerous options for legacy gifts. We encourage you to consult with your legal and financial advisors to consider all the relevant issues and income tax provisions.
The decision to leave a gift in your will to the Canadian Women’s Foundation may take place at any stage in your life. Talk to your family; talk to your financial planner and talk to us.
For a confidential discussion about revising your will, your donation options and recognition opportunities, email Laura Owen, Senior Director, Philanthropy and Planned Giving, or call 1-866-293-4483 ext. 254.
If you’re in Alberta, email Heidi Dinning, Director, Philanthropy – Alberta, or call 403-984-2523.
Other Ways to Give
Thank you for choosing to support the Canadian Women’s Foundation! Aside from becoming a monthly donor or making a one-time donation, there are other ways you can help move women and girls out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership.
- Make a gift of stock
There are significant tax benefits in donating your securities to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.
Did you know that by donating appreciated stocks, you avoid paying capital gains tax? And donating depreciated stocks will give you the opportunity to offset certain past and future capital gains.
You will also receive an official donation receipt in the amount of the fair market value of the securities donated, thus allowing you to claim a charitable tax credit immediately. Any unused deductions can be carried forward over the next five years..
Note: Actual share must be transferred to Canadian Women’s Foundation. If the shares are sold and only the proceeds are donated, the enhanced tax benefits do not apply.
For more information or to discuss your gift designation, email
, Director, Philanthropy, or call 1-866-293-4483 ext. 254.
If you’re in Alberta, email , Director, Philanthropy – Alberta, or call 403-984-2523.
- Donate at Work
Consider supporting the Canadian Women’s Foundation through workplace giving.
Many companies encourage their employees to make charitable contributions by offering workplace giving programs. These can include:
1. Payroll deductions: Many companies encourage their employees to make charitable contributions by offering workplace giving programs, through which your contributions are deducted directly from your pay check. Speak to your human resources department to see if they can establish a payroll deduction.
2. Matching donations: Many companies will match employee donations or fundraising initiatives. Speak with your human resources department to learn about your company’s policy on matching donations. Find out more about giving at work by emailing Crystal Daniel at or calling 416-365-1444 x233. If you’re in Alberta, email , Director, Philanthropy – Alberta, or call 403-984-2523.
- Donate a Car
To donate a used car to the Foundation, you can use.
- Donate Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points
When you, the Foundation can buy items like office supplies or volunteer thank-you gifts. This lowers our operating costs so that we can devote more support to moving women and girls out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership.