Simple and effective, making a gift through wording in your will is the easiest and most flexible option for making a gift of life. We recommend the following wording in your will or codicil:
Specific gift amount:
I direct my Trustee to pay the sum of _$XXXXX____ to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (charitable registration # 11878 0477 RR0001). This bequest is to be used to support the area of greatest need*
Residual gift amount:
I direct my Trustee to pay and transfer a XX share of the rest and residue of my estate to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (charitable registration # 11878 0477 RR0001). This bequest is to be used to support the area of greatest need*
Other methods of giving
There are a number of ways to give in your estate plan, save on taxes and perhaps give more to charity or your family. Please contact us or talk to your advisory team to learn more.
*Alternatively, you may direct the use of your gift to a specific cancer centre or a strategic priority of the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Donors or their advisors are strongly encouraged to contact us to discuss current options for gift designation. If it is impractical in the opinion of the board of trustees of the Alberta Cancer Foundation to apply the said sum in the manner prescribed, the board shall then use the said sum for an alternative purpose that most closely matches my original intention as the Board of Trustees of the Alberta Cancer Foundation in its absolute discretion deems advisable. The Alberta Cancer Foundation strongly advises that any person considering the inclusion of clauses of this type in their will to discuss the matter with their family; and, preferred legal and financial advisors.