Your planned gift to BC Marine Trails will help ensure access to the BC Coast for your children and grandchildren.
Leave a Legacy
Planned Giving refers to the act of leaving a charitable gift to an association like the BC Marine Trails, as a way to honour the donor’s life. It usually comes in the form of money, assets or property and may or may not be included in the person’s Will.
Support your Values
How you direct your financial legacy speaks a lot to the values you hold dear and the kind of life you’ve built through the years. The BC Marine Trails programs speak to our work as we build safe and contiguous trails for future generations on the BC coast..
Types of Planned Gifts
Make B.C. Marine Trails Network Society a beneficiary in your Will and know that your legacy will live on for generations. All it takes is a simple clause in your Will. In addition, a tax receipt for the full amount of your donation will be issued and may offset capital gains or other taxes payable to lessen the financial cost on your estate. Please fill out this will form and email it to email@example.com or the address on the form if you would like to leave a legacy.
Benefits of Planned Giving
Legacy giving offers significant benefits to both the donor and the recipient. Here are a few:
Depending on the type of asset, leaving a gift in your Will to B. C. Marine Trails Network Association can reduce estate taxes.
Your gift can be any amount. It’s up to you.
Peace of mind
You are giving to a good organization. You can always change your gift.
There are no additional out-of-pocket costs. Your current income will not be affected.
Note: You are encouraged to work with a financial expert. We are a small organization and do not have expertise in financial planning.
Impact of BC Marine Trails Programs
Steps to Smooth Planned Giving
- Talk to your family. Planned giving is personal.
- Speak to your professional advisors.
- Update your will. Decide if you want to leave a specific amount of your estate to the B.C. Marine Trails Network Association.
- Contact us or drop the president of the association an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are all working together to provide access to the BC coast for paddlers and boaters.