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Legacy Giving

Leave a legacy…for the future of Pickering College

After providing for dependents, family or friends, many people choose to make a lasting impact by leaving a gift in their will to the organizations and causes they believe in.

Including Pickering College in your estate planning makes a significant difference to the future of our school, and provides a lasting recognition of your time, or your family’s time, on the Hilltop. By your planned gift, you join our community of Firelighters, caring individuals who have remembered Pickering College in their estate planning.

Why consider a legacy gift?

You can amplify your impact: By remembering Pickering College in your estate planning, it may be possible to make a more significant gift than you might otherwise have been able to afford.

You can enjoy tax benefits: By including charitable gifts in your estate planning, you can reduce or eliminate some taxes payable upon your death.

And most important:

You can make a significant difference to the students of Pickering College, leave a lasting legacy, and set an example they will be proud to follow as supporters of this fine school.

What are some options I have to help Pickering College by leaving a gift in my will?

You may choose to leave a share of your assets
You can leave a percentage of what is left of your Estate or assets after other gifts (and debts) have been paid. This is known as a “residual gift.” If you have already made a will, but want to add a residual gift to Pickering College, your lawyer can help you do this without affecting the gifts you leave your loved ones or other causes.

You may choose to leave a fixed sum of money
You can leave us a stated sum of money. This type of gift is known as a “specific gift.”

You may choose to leave a gift of securities. A gift of securities from an estate often provides significant tax advantages.

You may choose to make us the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, an RRSP or an RRIF. A small monthly payment can result in a gift of great significance to PC.


What do I need to know?

If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift, please contact the school and we can discuss options with you. 

All that is needed to leave a legacy gift is a few sentences. Talk it over with your family and loved ones, then speak to your lawyer about drafting or revisiting your will.

Here is some information that may be helpful to you:

Legal name: Pickering College

Charitable registration number: 11909 2815 RR0001

Address: 16945 Bayview Ave., Newmarket, ON L3Y 4X2

Attention: Headmaster

Your lawyer and financial advisor can help you make the best decision for you and your family. If you have already chosen to include Pickering College in your will, please let us know. If you would like to discuss this further we are happy to hear from you at giving@pickeringcollege.on.ca

We want to thank you personally, and ensure we have all the necessary information to recognize your gift as you intend. 

Pickering College deeply appreciates your commitment to the future of our school. We take great care in respecting and safeguarding your privacy and the decisions you make while creating your will.
 

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