plan a gift for the future of wye marsh
Why Give to Wye Marsh?
Wetlands are one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world and have an extraordinary impact on wildlife, plant life, and water quality. As a “classroom” wetlands teach about our natural heritage and our natural resources.
And yet 70% of Canada’s wetlands have disappeared due to environmental stressors such as land development, upstream runoff, and invasive species.
This makes the Wye Marsh an ecological jewel to be conserved at all costs – for the quality of water in the Georgian Bay watershed; for the fourteen threatened and endangered species that call the Wye Marsh home and; for the education of future generations.
The Friends of Wye Marsh Planned Giving program offers ideas and arrangements through which you can provide the means to long term sustainable conservation efforts while meeting your person financial and philanthropic goals.
Together our legacy can be more than just the conservation of the Wye Marsh. Our legacy can be a whole new generation that is committed to the conservation of our natural heritage and natural resources.
The Future of Wye Marsh is in Your Hands. Plan your legacy today. Here’s how:
If you wish to leave money to the Wye Marsh to receive on your death as a statement to your commitment to preserving this unique place for future generations and for the good of the natural world, or for some other personal reason, we gratefully accept any amount. The beauty of this type of giving is that it does not affect your current cash flow and can provide charitable donation tax savings to your Estate. Please direct any questions to our Executive Director Kim Hacker at 705-526-7809 x201.
Legacy Giving provides ways of giving to the Wye Marsh which are simple and effective. Your options are:
- In your Will - Once you have provided for your loved ones, we hope you will consider a gift to the Wye Marsh. This can be done by a quick call to the lawyer who drafted your will, to provide for this gift as a codicil. Such gifts can be made in many ways some of which are: a lump sum, an amount to be held in trust (terms to be discussed with our Executive Director and you and your lawyer) or as a percentage of your estate. There are many permutations and combinations and we would be pleased to work with you on any specific requests;
- Publicly traded securities – Publicly traded securities such as stocks, bonds, and shares can be transferred to the Wye Marsh and offer a significant tax savings. If you are interested in this form of giving please contact your accountant who, with you, can liase with our Executive Director;
- Life Insurance – you can name the Wye Marsh as a beneficiary of your life insurance in part or in whole. Again if you are interested in this form of giving please contact your accountant who with you and liase with our Executive Director;
- RRSP or RRIF - you can name the Wye Marsh as a beneficiary of an RRSP or RRIF without affecting your retirement lifestyle.
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