Leave a gift in your WillWhere were you when you first experienced nature? Perhaps it was seeing a painted turtle in a local pond, or the stillness of the woods behind your childhood home. Or the first time you saw the ocean. Where were you?
We are all touched by the beauty of our natural world. At WWF-Canada, we are working to make sure this wonder is not lost. We fight for endangered species and their habitats—forests and tundra, rivers and coral reefs—to preserve their magnificence and guarantee their future.
Choosing to remember WWF-Canada with a gift in your Will is the perfect way to let your care and compassion for nature continue in years to come. Even a gift of 5% will make a real difference to nature and wildlife in Canada and worldwide.
How your legacy gift will helpA gift in your Will provides WWF-Canada with essential support for our conservation priorities.
Credit: © Florian Schulz / WWF-US
The Arctic is warming at twice the average global rate, changing the reality of this region. Your gift could help us learn more about Arctic wildlife and identify the most valuable areas for protection.
Credit: © Caroline Lauzon / WWF-Canada
Canada has 20% of the world’s fresh water, yet we are seeing serious declines in its health. Your gift could help us report on the condition of our rivers and lakes and support local restoration and protection.
Credit: © Cat Holloway / WWF-Canon
Destructive fishing, pollution and climate change are damaging our world’s oceans. Your gift could help us fight for marine protected areas and transition fisheries to sustainable practices.
Credit: © Michel Gunther / WWF-Canon
Canada’s greenhouse gases have increased by 32 percent in the past 15 years, with no sign of slowing. Your gift could help us build renewable-energy solutions for a brighter future.
How it worksThere are many ways to remember WWF-Canada in your Will. It doesn’t have to be a large amount—every dollar makes a difference.
You can leave a share of your assets
A good way to help is to leave a percentage of what is left of your Estate or assets after other gifts (and debts) have been paid—known as a “residual gift.” If you have already made a Will, but want to add a residual gift to WWF-Canada, your lawyer can help you do this without affecting the gifts you leave your loved ones.
You can leave a fixed sum of money
You may wish to leave us a stated sum of money. This type of gift is known as a “specific gift.”
You can leave a specific item of value
You may wish to leave us a particular item, which can be sold to support our conservation work. It could be property or an item of value, such as an antique or jewelry.
What you need to knowAll that’s needed to leave a legacy gift is a few sentences. Here is some information that may be helpful:
- Our legal name is World Wildlife Fund Canada
- Our charitable registration number is 11930 4954 RR0001
- Our address is 245 Eglinton Ave E, Suite 410, Toronto, ON M4P 3J1
- Our suggested wording for a residual gift: "To pay WWF-Canada the residue (or share of the residue) of my estate for such use and purpose as the Board of Directors may determine in their absolute discretion."
- Our suggested wording for a specific gift: "To pay WWF-Canada the sum of $___ for such use and purpose as the Board of Directors may determine in their absolute discretion."
If you have chosen to include WWF-Canada in your Will, please let us know. We would love the opportunity to thank you. And we want to ensure that you receive the special benefits of our Legacy Circle. Contact Maya Ahmad at 416-489-4567 ext 7242, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew S. Wright / WWF-Canada
Why consider a legacy gift?Leave a world worth living in: Choosing to remember WWF-Canada with a donation in your Will is the perfect way to let your care and compassion for nature continue in years to come.
Amplify your impact: After your lifetime, it’s possible to make a more significant gift than you might otherwise be able to afford
Enjoy tax benefits: By including charitable gifts in your estate planning, you may eliminate significant taxes payable upon your death.
There’s no commitment: Circumstances can change and that’s okay. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind and your Will at any time.
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Contact Maya directly at 416-489-4567 ext 7242 or by email: email@example.com
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President Emeritus, WWF-Canada
Chair, Legacy Giving
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Harold and Rita chose to include a gift for WWF in their Will. Nancy, now the executor of Harold’s Will, says, “I believe that a person’s Estate reflects what they’ve worked for their whole life. I’m just happy to be the one to fulfill their final wishes.”