A Legacy Gift is sometimes the most significant gift an individual can make to an organization that is close to their heart. As someone who believes in the meaningful work of the Laurier Institution and would like to see the work carry on beyond their lifetime, a legacy gift is a meaningful way to make a gift in a will.
A gift in a will is a simple way to leave a future gift to the Laurier Institution, allowing the Laurier Institution to carry on delivering our high-quality programs impacting diversity and inclusion.
It is important to ensure your gift will be directed as you wish and using the wording below will help provide a clear understanding of your intent.
If you already currently have a will in place and there have been no significant changes in your life, then it may not be necessary to rewrite your will. It may be as simple as having your lawyer add a clause known as a codicil to your existing will.
Using the sample language on the right may assist your lawyer in drafting the codicil or will on your behalf.
Sample Bequest Clause — undesignated gift
“I give and bequeath to the “The Laurier Institution, c/o SFU Harbour Centre, Suite 3300 – 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 5K3, Charitable Registration Number: 129 117 453 RR 0001, the sum of $ _______ dollars to support the areas of greatest need.”
“I give and bequeath to the “The Laurier Institution”, c/o SFU Harbour Centre, Suite 3300 – 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 5K3, Charitable Registration Number: 129 117 453 RR 0001, _______ of the residual of my estate to support the areas of greatest need.”