What Will Your Legacy Be? November is ‘Make a Will Month'
November is ‘Make a Will Month’. A plan now can ensure your wishes are carried out when you’re no longer here. Visit makeyourwill.org for more information.
By Graham Strong - November 7, 2018
For Steve Jobs, it was Apple. For Shakespeare, it was Hamlet. For Banting and Best, it was the discovery of insulin – and a new hope for diabetics.
We’re not all famous playwrights or life-saving scientists. But each and every one of us can have a positive impact on our family, friends, and community after we’re gone. What if your legacy could be sponsoring cardiac research, contributing to a new cancer treatment method, or purchasing a baby heart-rate monitor?
Legacy gifts – donations left in your Will – provide the funding needed to bring new ideas and new healthcare breakthroughs to life. Often, it’s a much larger gift than you could give in your lifetime. A legacy gift is an easy way to set aside a percentage or fixed amount in your Will.
Terri Hrkac, Senior Director, Major and Legacy Giving said that “At its heart, philanthropy is about giving back to the community. You want to help it move forward and grow. Making a donation is simply one way to do that,” she said, adding that it’s important to ensure your donation will stay within the community. “Legacy giving is an opportunity to help build the community – to literally leave a legacy that will truly affect family, friends, and the community when you’re gone.”
If you’d like to learn more about leaving a legacy, visit www.legacygivingthunderbay.com.