Here are a few ways you can include Sierra Club BC in your estate plans:
Anyone can make a bequest. To do so, you must have a will. If you already have a will, consider adding Sierra Club of BC Foundation as a beneficiary. In order to do this, you can either replace your existing will or add a “codicil” — an extra section. A gift in your will would be a charitable tax credit on your final tax return. Read our fact sheet to find out more.
In Memoriam Gifts
You can make a special bequest or donation to Sierra Club of BC Foundation as a tribute to a loved one. These gifts will be specially noted in our annual report with the name of the person who is being honoured, and your name if you choose.
You can name us as the owner or beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement plan. Contact your retirement plan administrator or life insurance company and complete the appropriate beneficiary designation form. The payments you make may be tax-deductible.
Gifts of securities may be made during your lifetime or as part of a bequest. Giving a gift of assets such as shares of securities, bonds, or mutual funds allows you to experience the joy of giving and to see the benefits of your gift — a living legacy.
Charitable Gift Annuity
A Charitable Gift Annuity allows individuals and couples with a higher than average investment income to support a cause that is near and dear to your heart, while paying you back for life!
Other ways to invest
Divesting from fossil fuels and donating securities, gifts of stock or real estate are excellent ways you can make sure your investments are helping the planet. Learn more.
For additional information on what kind of tax advantages please read this article by Frank Arnold of The Pinch Group at Raymond James.
Our legal name is Sierra Club of British Columbia Foundation and our registered charitable number is 11914 9797 RR0001.