Leave a Gift in Your Will to Broadmead Care
My grandfather, George Aitchison, a WWII veteran, was one of the founding members of the Tillicum and Veterans Care Society. Creating a homelike environment for Canada’s veterans was near and dear to his heart.
In 1996, I had the opportunity to become involved with Broadmead Care, I jumped at the chance to continue my grandfather’s legacy. I help facilitate donations of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds through the Legacy Giving Plan, at no cost to the donor. Getting to know donors is a great pleasure—they understand very well the great level of care and love their loved ones receive. Since 2004, I have also been a personal donor.
The Canadian Tax Code is very friendly towards charitable donations. If you have an asset that’s increased in value, you will have to pay capital gains tax if you sell it. Instead, you can give it to charity, receive a full charitable tax receipt, and you won’t have to pay any capital gains tax. Of course, you can also earmark these gifts as part of your Estate, but I think it’s lovely to be able to see the benefit of your gift for yourself.
My maternal grandfather lived at Veterans Memorial Lodge, and I can’t say enough good things about the staff and programs that kept him going – kept him active, his mind engaged, and kept him as ‘our grandfather’ for a long time. The whole family was deeply appreciative.
To include Broadmead Care in your Will, work with your lawyer or notary to create a new Will or to add a codicil to your existing Will.
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The information on this page is not legal or financial advice. Broadmead Care encourages donors to contact their professional advisors when considering a gift of publicly listed securities.