How do I make a bequest?
We encourage you to seek professional legal, estate planning and/or financial advice when making decisions about your legacy gift to YW Calgary. For assistance in speaking with your advisor, here is a free guide to help. We also encourage you to talk to your loved ones about your plans. Making a gift in your will is simple but it is important that the language is chosen carefully to ensure your wishes can be administered with ease and as you intended.
YW Calgary would benefit greatly from gifts to our greatest needs. Our programs are always evolving to meet the changing needs of the women and children we support. Here is some sample wording for including a gift in your will to YW Calgary:
We would prefer that you indicate in your bequest “to support YWCA Calgary’s greatest needs.”
If you care deeply about a specific area, consider a statement such as this: “I would like to support women and/or women with children facing domestic abuse.”
An important part of bequests is to allow YW Calgary the flexibility to address unforeseen needs. Please consider including a clause that allows for adaptability. For Example: “If YWCA Calgary is unable to grant my wishes as described, I ask that they make every effort to adhere as closely and truly as possible to my stated intentions.”
We are truly humbled and inspired when donor’s final wishes include a gift to YW Calgary. The foresight and generosity will empower women and children who might otherwise be left behind. We are committed to fulfilling your intent.
Thank you for considering a bequest to YW Calgary.