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A number of our supporters have enquired about putting Fauna in their estate plan. Planned giving is very important as your will is a statement of your values and reflects those things that are significant in your life.
When you make a personal will, you exercise your right to choose what to do with your accumulations of a lifetime. In addition to family and friends, many people wish to remember those organizations whose work most closely reflects their personal values. A charitable bequest simply is a clause in your will directing your executor to pay a portion of your assets to a named charity.
Bequests also offer many practical benefits. You retain full control of the gift for the duration of your life. You will find that bequests are eligible for tax credits and can considerably reduce the amount of taxes paid on an estate after death. Donation receipts are issued for the amount of the bequest and this usually results in a tax credit on your final income tax return.
Below is a sample of how you can include Fauna in bequeathing funds:
“I bequeath to the Fauna Foundation of Carignan, Quebec _____% of the residue of my Estate to be applicable to the general purposes of the Foundation.”
I bequeath to the Fauna Foundation of Carignan, Quebec ____% of the residue of my estate to be applicable to their capital campaigns, (and/or) ______% operational costs, (and/or) for the daily care of the chimpanzee residents.
Fauna’s Canadian tax ID is: NEQ # 886077239RR0001.
Please call our office directly at 450-658-1844 for more details. One of our staff members will be happy to discuss specific opportunities with you at your convenience. We are thankful for your meaningful gifts.