Drone Image of the Nature House and lake and wharf

Planned Giving

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society is grateful for any financial support provided through a Planned Gift.

Planned giving, also known as legacy giving, is a way to ensure that your values are honoured and celebrated long into the future, by way of a charitable gift to a charity or non-profit organization via a Will. This gift can take the form of a specific sum or a percentage of your assets, left to the charity of your choice.

Legacy gifts help ensure the sanctity of the Nature Sanctuary will endure and grow long into the future, for the next generations to enjoy and treasure. Additionally, donors can receive substantial tax benefits when leaving charitable gifts, resulting in benefits for both their causes of choice and their families.

Planned Gifts may take many different forms:

  • A bequest in your will
  • A life insurance policy, with the society named as the beneficiary
  • A charitable trust
  • Gifts of property
  • Gifts of publicly traded securities and stocks
  • An annual pledge to donate
  • An endowment fund established at a foundation, with the Nature Sanctuary Society named as the recipient

If you take the step to leave a legacy gift, this means:

  1. The Nature Sanctuary Society receives the gift at a future date
  2. You ensure the continuation of your philanthropic desires
  3. You can maximize personal financial benefits and reduce estate taxes

To leave a Planned Gift, we recommend that you speak to a professional financial advisor.

If you would like to discuss Planned Giving with us first, please contact Executive Director Cara Gibson at 250-479-0211.

Cara Gibson

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society is a registered charity, #11920 7157 RR0001.


The Will Power Campaign

To help spread the word about the potentials of planned giving, Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary has partnered with Will Power (URL embedded). Will Power encourages Canadians to use the power of their Will to be a force for good in our world. By connecting people with the resources they need to make the best decisions for their estate, family, and community, Will Power seeks to keep the trend of charitable giving via a Will going and help everyone to leave the legacy they desire. Together with Will Power, we want to empower people to use the power of their Wills to make a big difference in urban nature conservation.

Learn more and explore the resources Will Power has to offer via our Will Power page here (URL embedded).

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