Legacy of Giving


A planned gift maximizes the benefits of a charitable gift for you through substantial tax and estate planning benefits. At the same time, it allows you to make a long lasting gift to YWCA Hamilton.

There are several ways you can make a planned gift:

Will: You can make a gift of cash or property with YWCA Hamilton as the beneficiary in your will.
Gift of Life Insurance: You can make YWCA Hamilton the owner and beneficiary of a new or an existing life insurance policy. The premiums you pay qualify for a tax credit.
Charitable Gift Annuities: A gift annuity returns a competitive rate of income to you, most if not all, of which is tax-free and a residue which can go to YWCA Hamilton.
Charitable Remainder Trust: You may wish to set up a trust and name YWCA Hamilton as a beneficiary at the time the trust is to be distributed. You receive the income from the trust and we receive whatever remains in the trust after you pass away. One of the tax advantages to this planned gift includes a donation receipt at the time the gift is made, which is equal to the present value of the remainder interest.
Major Gift-in-Kind: This can be a gift of property, e.g., real estate, works of art, jewelry, etc. We will issue a tax receipt after independent appraisals.
Stocks: You can deduct the full value of the stock as a charitable donation and you don't have to pay capital gains tax.

We suggest that you consult your lawyer, financial planner, accountant or other professional financial advisors.

For more information, please contact:

Felicia Van Dyk
Development Coordinator, Corporate & Community Engagement
T. 905-522-9922 ext. 314
fvandyk@ywcahamilton.org

YWCA Hamilton is a Registered Canadian Charity (#11923 6792 RR0001)