What is planned giving?
Simply put, planned giving is developing a creative plan of giving through a variety of means. These options include cash, securities (shares of a company, Trust Units or Mutual funds), wills, property, annuities, insurance and others. Sometimes the gifts are of immediate benefit to Young Life while at other times the benefits are deferred for a number of years. In either case, both the donor and Young Life benefit from this thoughtful arrangement of one's financial affairs. This method of giving is not complicated but does require planning. Through planned giving, you will help to ensure that the ministry of Young Life will continue for many years to come.
What people are saying:
"My wife and I would like to help Young Life now by our present gifts and also ensure the ministry to kids continues after our lifetime. That is why we are putting Young Life in our will." - Edmonton, AB
"We originally took out this Insurance policy to cover our house mortgage but now that it is paid off, we don't need the insurance. How wonderful that we can give it to Young Life and get a tax receipt for the cash surrender value! That will help us tremendously at tax time." -Toronto, ON
"Because of what Young Life meant to me as a student, I want to include Young Life in my financial planning." - North Shore, Vancouver, BC
"I am thrilled to know that I can now make a donation of appreciated securities to Young Life without incurring any capital gains tax on that donation and still receive a tax receipt for the full present day value of the stock". - Calgary, AB
Young Life is a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities. All donations are tax deductible. Young Life of Canada is a registered charity in the United States and is therefore able to issue a US tax receipt for our American supporters. This page is designed to provide general information about planned giving. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, you should seek the services of a competent professional.
Would you like to make a gift of stock to Young Life? Simply download the Stock Gift Form, complete it and send it to your broker.
Want to know more?
Consider being a part of the growing number of Young Life supporters who are planning their giving in a thoughtful and creative manner. Please call your own financial planner, local Young Life office or Mike Manning, Director of Financial Resource Development.