Your Living Legacy: Ann Southam Feminist Legacy Circle
Ann Southam (1937-2010), trailblazing composer in Canada’s classical music world and Member of the Order of Canada, was passionate about gender equality. Her bequest to the Canadian Women’s Foundation represents the largest single donation a community-based Canadian women’s organization has ever received from an individual. It’s an extraordinary legacy that lives on.
Join the Ann Southam Feminist Legacy Circle
Show Your Intention, Take Meaningful Action, Spark Lasting Change
The Ann Southam Feminist Legacy Circle invites visionary donors like you to follow Ann’s path now to leave a truly lasting legacy. Join the Circle and find other like-minded people who are building a better Canada, starting by supporting the most vulnerable women and girl.
A gift in your will to the Canadian Women’s Foundation may be the most valuable gift you ever give. It establishes a sustainable resource to improve the lives of women and girls who need it most, now and in the future.
The decision to make a legacy gift can take place at any stage of life and there are many options. Consult with your legal and financial advisors to consider all the relevant issues and income tax provisions, talk to your family, and reach out to us.
For a confidential discussion about your will, donation options, and recognition opportunities, contact us.
- Email Laura Owen, Senior Director, Philanthropy and Planned Giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-293-4483 ext. 254
To make your clients’ experience as simple as possible, we’ve compiled key information you may need to help them leave a gift to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, including our legal name, address, charitable registration number, and suggested Will wording.
Legal name: Canadian Women’s Foundation
National Office: 1920 Yonge Street, Suite 302, Toronto, ON, M4S 3E2
Charitable Registration: 12985-5607-RR0001
Ways to Leave a Legacy Gift
Bequests: Designate a gift in your will to an area of our work (out of violence or out of poverty for example) or where there will be the greatest need.
RRSPs and RRIFs: Designate the Canadian Women’s Foundation as the beneficiary of your Registered Retirement Saving Plan (RRSP) or Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF), or by making a gift in your will equal to the proceeds from your RRSP and RRIF.
Charitable remainder trusts: Any trust, where all or a portion of the remaining trust assets are distributed to the Canadian Women’s Foundation at the termination of the trust. CRTs can be during one’s lifetime or established at death, can be either revocable or irrevocable and can be funded with cash, securities or real estate.