Consider Leaving a Bequest

 

Make a Will and Make a Difference

More than 80 per cent of Canadians contribute to charitable organizations throughout their lifetime. However, research shows that only seven per cent continue this support through a gift in their will.

“Gift planning” can be a beneficial part of the estate planning process, while balancing personal, family, and tax considerations.

It’s easier than you think to make a planned gift. Your advisor or lawyer can ensure that you provide for your loved ones first before leaving a bequest to a charity. Your estate will be issued a charitable tax receipt for the value of your gift, which will offset the tax liability owed by the estate on your final tax return.

Consider a Bequest to the ASTTBC Foundation

A full quarter of ASTTBC’s membership is now over age 55, and many of our members in this age group have been longtime annual donors to the ASTTBC Foundation.

Since the Foundation was established in 1990, ASTTBC members have given back in a big way to technology education, and helped many young people seeking a career in technology. The ASTTBC Foundation supports awards and bursaries for post-secondary technology students and helps to fund science and technology education and awareness across BC. The Foundation provides more than $50,000 in support of technology learning each and every year.

A charitable bequest to the ASTTBC Foundation is a way to help our youth of today to become our techs of tomorrow, for generations to come. A planned gift can be a named gift under your family name or the name of someone you wish to honor, or a memorial or tribute gift, honoring the life of a family member, friend or colleague.

If you have made a bequest to the ASTTBC Foundation, or are considering a bequest, please share the ASTTBC Foundation Bequest Gift Pledge Form with your lawyer or advisor, and let the ASTTBC Foundation know of your intentions.

To learn more, contact:

Anne Sharp,
Executive Director, ASTTBC Foundation
604.585-2788 ext. 239
asharp@asttbc.org


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