Gifts for the future
In 1995, Margaret Fleming McKay, a long-time supporter, offered Inter Pares a large gift to be invested for use in the future. Acknowledging her desire to support the next generation of social justice activists, Inter Pares inaugurated the Margaret Fleming McKay Fund.
Margaret became a donor to Inter Pares in 1987, in large part because of her concern for the status of women globally. She told us, "I've always been interested in the fact that women did most of the work in the Third World, and that their lives were so difficult."
In 2005, Margaret passed away, leaving Inter Pares with the memory of her values and with the stewardship of part of her legacy.
Whether you make a gift now or in the future, a planned gift takes into consideration your charitable intentions, your financial situation, the tax benefits of giving, and personal and family needs, through careful planning of your estate.
Over the years, Inter Pares has been honoured to receive planned gifts from people who, like Margaret, wish to extend their commitment to creating a just world for future generations.
Leaving a bequest to Inter Pares can be a powerful expression of your values and principles, and enables you to leave a lasting legacy – your commitment to social justice action.
A bequest is an instruction in your will that a gift be given to Inter Pares after you die. Upon death, Inter Pares will issue a donation receipt for the bequest that may result in substantial tax savings in the year of death and the preceding year.
A bequest can take a few different forms, such as:
- A stated dollar amount
- A percentage of your estate
- The remainder of your estate after the payment of specific amounts to others
Here is some sample wording to consider with your lawyer:
“I give to Inter Pares, 221 Laurier Ave. E, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6P1, either the sum of $X and/or the asset (ie. stock, bond, RRSP/RRIF) for general use.”
“I give to Inter Pares, 221 LaurierAve. E., Ottawa, ON, K1N 6P1, X per cent of the residue of my estate for general use.”
“In the event that (named beneficiary) pro-deceases me, or dies within 30 days of my death, I give to Inter Pares, 221 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa, ON, K1N 6P1, X per cent of my estate for general use.”
If you are leaving a bequest to Inter Pares let us know so that we can thank you!
Our official name and address is:
221 Laurier Ave. East
Our charitable number is (BN) 11897 1100 RR0001
Contact Jack or Kathryn if you’d like more information:
|Jack Hui Litster
613 563-4801 ext. 136
613 563-4801 ext. 137
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