How do I make a gift in my will?
We encourage you to seek professional legal, estate planning and/or financial advice when making decisions about a gift in your will 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 families we support. Here is some sample wording for including a gift in your will to YW Calgary:
You can indicate that the gift in your will be “to support YWCA Calgary’s greatest needs.”
However 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 gifts in wills 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 families who might otherwise be left behind. We are committed to fulfilling your intent.
Thank you for considering a gift in your will to YW Calgary.