A Gift in Your Will and Other Legacy Gifts

You can have a lasting impact in shaping the future of our community by bringing hope to neighbours in need – men, women, and children searching for a helping hand.

What is Legacy Giving?

Legacy gifts can be thought of as deferred gifts that are given through an estate plan. They are often given by naming Mission Services of London Foundation as a full or partial beneficiary of your estate.

Legacy gifts help to reduce taxes in the year of death and allows more of the estate to pass to your beneficiaries.

All legacy gifts to Mission Services of London are processed through its Foundation.

What are other ways to make a Legacy Gift?

Naming the Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate in your will is just one way to give a gift that endures. Other ways to give a legacy gift include:

  • Naming Mission Services of London Foundation as a beneficiary of an RRSP or RRIF
  • Gifting securities to Mission Services of London Foundation through your estate
  • Naming Mission Services of London Foundation as the owner and/or beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy
  • Naming Mission Services of London Foundation as a beneficiary of a gift annuity or remainder trust

“Being part of Mission Services of London fits with who I am,” says Doreen. “My mother set an example by giving to a cause she believed in. I’ve put time and energy into volunteering here over the years. A legacy gift means my work can continue. It’s the right thing for me.” – Doreen Garrett, Legacy Donor

How do I get started with giving a gift in my will?

If you would like to name Mission Services of London Foundation in your will, download this form:

If you would like to donate securities to Mission Services of London Foundation through your will, download this form:

How can I learn more about legacy giving?

To learn more about legacy giving, request a copy of our Will Planning Guide, or receive more information about Mission Services of London Foundation, please contact:

Mary Brown, Senior Development Officer, at 519-433-2807 ext. 2113 or by email at mbrown@missionservices.ca

The Mission Services of London Foundation is a proud partner of the national Will Power campaign. Will Power is a national public education effort designed to inspire more Canadians to make a significant impact on the causes they care about. To learn more about leaving a legacy, visit the Foundation’s page.

About Your Gift

Eligible gifts are acknowledged and receipted with an official receipt for income tax purposes. Spending of funds is confined to Mission Services of London Board-approved programs and projects. Each contribution designated towards a Board-approved program or project will be used as designated, with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or if it cannot be completed for any reason determined by the Board, the remaining restricted contributions designated for such program or project will be used where needed most. We respect your privacy and do not rent or sell our mailing lists.