Legacy Giving

“The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” – William James

Every year in Canada, 5,500 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It is a disease that strikes without warning and most patients are given less than a year to fight, to live their lives, and make memories with their families. Despite the lack of significant progress over the past 40 years, there is hope today. Awareness of the disease is rising and donor-supported research is leading to a deeper understanding of pancreatic cancer, as well as possible new treatments. We know we can turn the tide for this horrific disease – we’ve seen it happen in other cancers. When you leave a legacy gift to Pancreatic Cancer Canada, you are joining us in saving more lives now and in the future.

For a confidential discussion about including Pancreatic Cancer Canada in your will and other donation options, please contact:

Jordanna Fry, Director, Philanthropy by calling, 416-548-8077 x1009 or emailing, jfry@pccf.ca.

Types of Legacy Gifts

Gift In Your Will
  • Most popular type of legacy gift, often referred to as “bequests”
  • Easy to do by contacting your lawyer
  • Flexible gift that can be altered during your lifetime
  • Reduces the taxes payable on your estate as your estate receives a tax receipt

Wording For Your Will

To give a specific amount

“I give to Pancreatic Cancer Canada, 508-36 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to be used for the benefit of Pancreatic Cancer Canada.”

To give a percentage of the estate

“I give to Pancreatic Cancer Canada, 508-36 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, twenty percent (20%) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for the benefit of Pancreatic Cancer Canada.”

To give a specific asset, such as shares in a company

“I give to Pancreatic Cancer Canada 500 shares of ABC Co. Inc, to be used for the benefit of the organization.”

For a gift contingent upon a certain condition

“In the event that my brother does not survive me, I give $100,000 to Pancreatic Cancer Canada to be used for the benefit of Pancreatic Cancer Canada …”

To designate your gift for a specific purpose:

“I give to Pancreatic Cancer Canada, 508-36 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to be used in support of pancreatic cancer research.”

We suggest that you add a “Power to Vary” clause, for example “If at the time of my death it is impossible, impractical or inadvisable to apply the gift to this purpose, Pancreatic Cancer Canada may at their discretion direct the gift to a similar purpose.”

Life Insurance
  • Make a large gift in the future with a small amount today
  • Can be set up to provide tax benefits now and during your lifetime
  • Two ways to give, each with advantages, that your financial planner can advise you on:
    · Make Pancreatic Cancer Canada the owner and beneficiary
      of a new or existing life insurance policy
    · Name Pancreatic Cancer Canada as a beneficiary of a new or existing policy
  • Not subject to probate and estate fees
  • You can choose from a full range of products, price ranges and payment methods to suit your situation
RRSPs/RRIFs
  • Name Pancreatic Cancer Canada as a direct beneficiary for your RRSP, RRIF or Canada Pension assets and receive tax benefits for doing so
  • Choose a specific amount or a percentage of your RRSP or RRIF
  • Speak with your financial institution to add Pancreatic Cancer Canada directly on your plan documents
  • Contact Pancreatic Cancer Canada to inform us of your gift
Stocks/Securities
  • In May 2006, the Federal government eliminated the capital gains tax on gifts of securities to registered charitable organizations.

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Benefits of Legacy Giving

There are so many benefits to becoming a legacy donor for you and your estate, as well as those fighting pancreatic cancer every day. You receive a flexible way to give that does not substantially affect your current income, tax credits depending on the gift and the knowledge that your desire to leave an impact long into the future will be realized.

How to Setup Your Legacy Gift

For a confidential discussion about including Pancreatic Cancer Canada in your will and other donation options, please contact:

Jordanna Fry
Director, Philanthropy
416-548-8077 x1009
jfry@pccf.ca

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Pancreatic Cancer Canada
316-4211 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2P 2A9

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1-888-pancan9 (888-726-2269)
info@pccf.ca

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