faq: How can I leave money to First-St. Andrew's?
What legacy options are there?
Imagine the joy of knowing that some of the rewards from your life’s work will contribute in a meaningful way to First-St. Andrew’s future. There are a variety of ways that you may make your gift, including:
Bequests (donations through your will) in cash or in kind
Residual interest in estate value
Publicly listed securities
Gifts of life insurance
Gifts of property
Residual value of retirement assets (RRSP or RRIF)
All of these options provide a meaningful gift to perpetuate the mission and vision of the church and can be part of sound tax-planning as well.
How will my gift be memorialized?
When a bequest or other gift, provided for in the last will and testament of the donor, is received by First-St. Andrew’s United Church, a leaf, appropriately inscribed, will be added to the Proudfoot Legacy Tree in the church Atrium recognizing the bequest or other testamentary gift. A notation will concurrently be made in the Memorials Book to recognize this gift. The gift will be formalized and honoured at a special session after worship service, usually the first Sunday in May, to which friends and family will be invited.
How can I get more information?
First, we urge you to work with your financial planner or legal advisor to ensure that your gift will be used to provide you with the most effective tax advantage possible.
If you’re interested in passing on a bequest to the church or have some questions, please contact the church office, 519-679-8182 or firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be put in touch with the chair of the Board of Trustees to discuss the matter of leaving a legacy to the church.
You may also send your inquiry to:
Financial Development Officer
London Conference Office
The United Church of Canada
PO Box 28039, London, Ontario N6H 5E1