Include The GTHS In Your Estate Planning

Why Leave A Legacy

Since 1999, the Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) has been dedicated to providing homeless, abused, abandoned and neglected animals with a second chance at a forever home. It is through the kindness of our supporters that we are able to provide compassionate care and lifesaving services for thousands of animals each year. By leaving GTHS in your estate plans, you are saving animal lives through sheltering and adoption, veterinary care, emergency intakes and humane education. Your kindness to animals will make our community a better place to live.

Read the Story of Justin and Eileen Cork – GTHS legacy donors

How do I make a legacy gift to GTHS?

Naming the Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) in your Will or Living Trust can be done by designating a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the residual remaining after other bequest wishes have been fulfilled.

You may name GTHS as the primary or secondary beneficiary of all or a portion of your personal or employer-provided life insurance policy.

Sample Will Materials

Other Planned Giving Options

Gift Of Securities
Gift Of Real Estate
Charitable Annuity Trusts
Life Insurance

Benefits Of Leaving A Legacy

Benefits of Charitable Will Bequests Include:

  • Convenient – A charitable Will bequest can be made no matter how old the donor is and for any amount they want.
  • Simple – A charitable Will bequest is easy to arrange. The donor needs to instruct their lawyer to include a bequest to the GTHS in their Will.
  • Cost-effective – There are no extra out-of-pocket costs incurred by the donor and the donor’s present income will not decrease.
  • Tax Relief – A charitable Will bequest is a highly effective way to reduce estate taxes.
  • Tax Planning – The GTHS will issue a charitable tax receipt for the full value of the bequest. This receipt will be used to reduce the tax payable on the donor’s final income tax return. If the bequest exceeds 100% of the donor’s net income, the excess may be carried back to the previous tax year.
  • Flexible – A bequest can be for a specific amount, a percentage of the donor’s estate, or the residue of their estate – that is a gift after the donor’s debts have been paid and other bequests made.
  • Control – The donor retains use of the charitable gift asset for the duration of their lifetime.
  • Peace of Mind – A donor can make changes to their Will at any time.
  • Satisfaction – Planned gifts are made for personal reasons in addition to ensuring that the GTHS continues its commitment to helping animals in need through its rescue, rehabilitation and adoption programs. As well, a bequest can create a lasting memorial for the donor, their family or anyone they may wish to honour.

Who can I talk to about estate giving to benefit GTHS?

For more information about including GTHS in your estate plans, please contact Sonya Reichel at 705-445-5204 ex 225, or Send An Emai

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