Leave a Legacy: Create future possibilities
A planned gift extends your commitment to the Rick Hansen Foundation. Your gift helps you achieve your philanthropic goals, but in many cases, it will also provide significant tax savings to you or your estate.
A planned gift is tailored to you and your family’s needs and goals, according to your life stage and financial situation. It is not just for the wealthy - even a modest gift can make a significant difference. Your planned gift may be transferred during your lifetime or through your will.
We would be happy to work with you and your financial advisor to help you choose the best approach to match your goals. Read further to learn more about many creative giving options or download the Leave a Legacy Summary (PDF).
Wills and Bequests
The most commonly planned gift is a charitable bequest, or a gift that is made through your will. We can provide sample wording for your will, and other useful legal and tax information, as well as provide confidential assistance to you and your financial advisor.
Gifts of Securities
By giving your gift of appreciated securities to a charity, you may be able to benefit from a reduction in your capital gains tax. Ask your financial advisor if this is the best option for you. A charitable donation tax receipt is issued for the full market value of the securities. Download our Gift of Securities form (PDF).
Life insurance needs change over time. By giving your life insurance to the Rick Hansen Foundation, you are providing a legacy of funding for people with spinal cord injuries and related disabilities. You may be able to realize tax advantages during your life – or benefit your estate.