How to Make a Gift to the Alberta Cancer Foundation in Your Will
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Director, Legacy and Strategic Philanthropy
Alberta Cancer Foundation
If you include the Alberta Cancer Foundation in your will, your lawyer or financial advisor may ask you for the following information:
Legal Name: Alberta Cancer Foundation
Charitable Registration Number: 11878 0477 RR0001
Address: Alberta Cancer Foundation Provincial Office: 710-10123 99 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1
Most people opt to make one of two types of gifts: residual or specific. A residual gift allows you to give a share or a percentage of whatever is leftover in your estate to charity. You may prefer this option if you’re unsure of the total size of your estate or you’re interested in dividing up your total assets among a few beneficiaries.
Sample wording for a residual gift: “I direct my trustee to pay and transfer a ____ % share of the rest and residue of my estate to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (charitable registration # 11878 0477 RR0001).”
With a specific gift, you set a dollar amount to donate. You may prefer this option if you know the impact you want to make and the size of the gift that works for you.
Sample wording for specific gift: “I direct my trustee to pay the sum of $_________ dollars to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (charitable registration # 11878 0477 RR0001).”
This is also a great time to meet with a financial advisor who understands charitable giving and can help you plan your estate to meet the goals you envision.
You can add the Alberta Cancer Foundation to your will if you’re making it for the first time, or drafting a codicil to attach to an existing will. A codicil is a legal clause that can be used to make changes to an existing will without recreating the entire document.
No matter where you are in your estate planning, we’re here to answer any questions you may have. Please reach out any time.
Every person who leaves a gift in their will wants to make an impact, and it’s my honour to see those intentions through.
It’s exciting when I get the chance to see donor impact in action, like the breakthroughs in immunotherapy taking place in Alberta right now. If a gift in your will feels like it might be the right choice for you, or if you’d just like more information, please reach out anytime.