It’s time to think about your legacy

Leaving a gift to the United Church of Canada Foundation in your will is more than just a gift – it’s a visionary statement of faith in the future of the United Church of Canada and God’s mission in the world.

These gifts – which are also called bequests – are important to discuss with your loved ones, partner, and financial planners. Making a bequest is a legacy-defining gift, and so it should be made in consideration of your family and loved ones. This may seem like a difficult conversation to have, but it doesn’t have to be! We are proud members of the Will Power movement, and encourage you to check out their tips to get the conversation going with your loved ones.

Here are three questions to get you started:

  • How do you hope the story of our lives and family will be told after we are gone? 
  • How will the causes or charitable work we’ve invested in continue? 
  • What kind of message do we want to pass onto our kids and grandkids about helping others?

More than just making a church donation or a gift to charity, or even a more specific gift to funds like the United Church of Canada’s Mission and Service Fund, making a bequest through the United Church of Canada Foundation allows you to specifically identify a cause, endowment fund, or mission that you believe in. If there is not a perfect home already for your gift, you can even choose to create a personal endowment fund for the ministry that is closest to your heart. We are more than happy to help you make a church donation to the United Church of Canada Foundation. To begin your gift of charity, please visit our pages on making a charitable bequest, or contact us directly to get started.


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