Leave a legacy…for the future of Pickering College
A gift in your will may be the biggest gift of your life, and it has the power to make a lasting impact to the future of our school. Yet this gift doesn't cost you anything during your lifetime.
Including Pickering College in your estate planning not only secures a lasting impact for the future of the school, but it also ensures that your legacy will live on at PC for generations to come.
By committing to a legacy gift, you will also be added to PC's community of Lamplighters, a group of caring individuals who have also 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 in.
Learn more about the different ways to leave a legacy gift
Gift in Will
Gifts in will can be made in three different ways; a specific gift - which is a specific dollar amount, a residual bequest- a share of the remainder of your estate after other needs are met or a contingent bequest - a share of your estate after your other beneficiaries have passed.
Gifts of Securities
By donating securities you receive a double tax benefit – you eliminate the capital gains tax you‘d have to pay if you sold your appreciated securities, and you receive a charitable tax receipt for your donation.
Gifts of Life Insurance
With a gift of life insurance, you make periodic premium payments that eventually translated into a major gift.
Gifts of Retirement Funds
You can name Pickering College as the beneficiary of your:
Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)
Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs)
Registered Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA).
An endowment fund can set up through a one-time donation, a multi- year pledge or through a gift in your will. This fund can be named after you, your family, or in honour of a loved one.
I'm interested in leaving a legacy gift, now what?
If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift, please contact the development team firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss options with you.
Pickering College's Charitable Information:
Legal name: Pickering College
Charitable registration number: 11909 2815 RR0001
Address: 16945 Bayview Ave., Newmarket, ON L3Y 4X2
Attention: Head of School
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.