Planned Giving

Legacy gifts aren’t just for the wealthy. Everyone can leave a legacy. By choosing to entrust your legacy to DeafBlind Ontario Services, you will help individuals who are deafblind benefit from your generosity in the future.

Gifts can include:

  • Bequests: the most common type of deferred gift is the charitable bequest, in which you name DeafBlind Ontario Services as a beneficiary in your Will. Bequests may specify a certain sum of money or, if you prefer, you may give a particular asset or a portion of the residue of your estate after other obligations have been paid. Your estate will be entitled to a donation receipt for the full value of your gift, which may significantly reduce the tax payable with your final income tax return.
  • Life Insurance: a gift of life insurance can fund a significant future gift to DeafBlind Ontario Services at a modest annual cost to you. Name DeafBlind Ontario Services as a beneficiary in an existing policy or work with us to purchase a new one. When you transfer ownership of the policy, you will receive a donation receipt for its fair market value and, if applicable, any premiums you may continue to pay in the future.
  • Retirement Plan Assets: simply name DeafBlind Ontario Services as a beneficiary of your registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) or income fund (RRIF).
  • Securities: gifts of publicly traded securities (stocks, bonds and mutual funds) can also be designated to DeafBlind Ontario Services in your will. No capital gains means a significant tax savings to your estate.

If you would like to speak to a member of our fundraising team to discuss a possible planned gift, please call us at 1-855-340-3267 ext. 233.

We are always happy to connect with you through email at development@deafblindontario.com.

We respect your privacy. Collection of any personal information may be used for DeafBlind Ontario Services promotions but will not be shared with other parties.

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