Make a Plan to Give
Jeremy is here to help answer your questions about making a plan to give. Working at the Food Bank has quickly become a highlight for Jeremy. It truly is the one of the greatest places to work with the greatest donors, volunteers, and staff anywhere. Jeremy’s background ranges from working in post-secondary to nearly ten years in financial services. When Jeremy isn't busy at work he can be found chauffeuring his son to hockey and lacrosse games. Please feel free to contact Jeremy with any of your questions at 403-319-0831 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Donor's Story - It's Just That Easy
"Ever since becoming aware of the Calgary Food Bank and the contribution they make to our city, I wanted to be involved. I started out by becoming a monthly donor. Then one day I thought that I should put my mouth where my money is and actually began volunteering at the Food Bank.
Several years later when I was updating my Will my attorney asked who my beneficiaries would be. I hadn't really given it much thought. I don't have any family, so I named some close friends. Then my lawyer asked if there are any charities that I support.
Wow! It had never crossed my mind - I could continue to support the Food Bank, even when I'm no longer physically here. I asked if it is a big hassle to set-up and my lawyer said no, we just need to include the charities name and the amount of the gift in your will.
Well, that was easy! I felt like I was at Staples!
I was unsure about how much I would be able to give, so my lawyer suggested that I just include a percentage in my Will. How simple can it be. I said, that works for me.
I am now thrilled to say that even when my mouth is no longer able to support the Food Bank, my money will be continuing to make a difference."
Harvest Club Founding Member
What is planned giving?
The Canadian Association of Gift Planning (CAGP) provides an excellent definition, the donor-centred process of planning charitable gifts, whether current or future gifts, that meets philanthropic goals and balances personal, family, and tax considerations.
All of the Ways to Give
You can make all sorts of gifts to the Food Bank, our Tax Effective Ways page lists them for you.
Include the Food Bank in your Will
It's easy to include the Food Bank in your Will, our Sample Wording for Wills document is here to help you and your advisor.
I Need More Information
Requesting more information is as easy as completing our online webform.
Thanking You Today
If the Food Bank is already in your Will let us know by completing the Harvest Club Founding Member Form. The Harvest Club is our chance to say thank you today for the gifts left for tomorrow.