Legacy & Planned Giving 2018-02-14T16:24:31+00:00

A Personal Legacy of Care & Compassion

Planned Giving

Choosing to make a gift from the heart brings meaning, dignity and purpose to a life well lived.

Your planned gift is your opportunity to secure ongoing charitable community impact that is most meaningful for you that will continue long after you have gone.

Surprisingly, such a gift can also be a very practical addition to a financial or estate plan when tax issues are taken into consideration – even for those who do not think they have tax issues.

Partner with Us

Today, a planned gift made to Pilgrims Hospice will provide families with hope. Hope that their loved ones and future generations of Edmonton families will benefit from the supportive care and compassion we provide when a life-threatening illness strikes.
Help us enhance quality of life by investing in the future of Hospice.

Call us at 780-413-9801 or  email monicar@pilgrimshospice.com for more information about planning your gift.

Pilgrims Hospice Endowment Fund

In 2003, the John and Barbara Poole Family gifted $25,000 to establish the Pilgrims Hospice Society Fund as a source of endowed funding to support our end-of-life care programs and services. In establishing this fund for Pilgrims Hospice, the Pooles hoped their support would encourage others in the Edmonton area to make further investments to secure a bright future for our programs and services.

Join Our Legacy Circle

The Legacy Circle recognizes and honours those who include Pilgrims Hospice in their estate plans.

In addition to the lasting legacy of supporting end of life  and bereavement care for Edmontonians, the Legacy Circle is recognized by Pilgrims in unique ways.

Gift Planning Optıons

Bequests
Bequests are the easiest planned gift to donate to Pilgrims Hospice. Bequests are made through your will and administered by a lawyer.

Life Insurance
There are several ways of giving a gift of life insurance to Pilgrims Hospice. A new or existing policy can be donated or Pilgrims Hospice can be named as the beneficiary. Each option will have different tax benefits.

Charitable Remainder Trust
A charitable remainder trust enables you to give today, generate instant tax savings and still maintain the income from the donated asset. The assets are transferred to Pilgrims Hospice after a specified period of time or upon death.

Gift of Residual Interest
This gift is similar to a charitable remainder trust. The future interest of the asset you wish to donate is given to Pilgrims Hospice, but you retain the use of the asset for life or a specified term.

Charitable Gift Annuity
Charitable Gift Annuity is an arrangement that enables you to make an immediate gift to Pilgrims Hospice and receive an income for life.

RRSP/RRIF
Pilgrims Hospice can be named as the beneficiary of your RRSP/RRIF. All you are required to do is inform your financial advisor of your wishes.

Endowment
Endowed funds can provide a stable source of revenue for Pilgrims’ future. Because the principle is never spent and a portion of interest is reinvested, the fund can continue to grow. This brings meaningful support year after year. Anyone who wishes more information about how a bequest or gift of $1000 or more that could provide a lasting legacy for Pilgrims Hospice is asked to contact the Edmonton Community Foundation by calling 780-426-0015 ext. 112. There are opportunities for an emerging fund to bear your name or the name of a friend or loved one.

Things You Can Do Today To Leave a Legacy

1. Prepare a will. Without a will you lose control over your property at death.

2. Leave a gift in your will for the organizations that made a difference in your life. Imagine the positive impact on our community if everyone made a gift from their estate to their favourite charity.

3. Leave a specific dollar amount or a percentage of the assets in your will to your choice charity. Learn about the many tax advantages associated with making a planned gift as part of your financial and estate planning.

4. Consider using both cash and/or assets for your charitable gift. Assets include but are not limited to, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, term deposits, real estate, vehicles, art, jewelry, or insurance. Such gifts may even provide tax incentives.

5. Name a chairty as a beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF or pension.

6. Name your favourite organization as the beneficiary of an existing or paid-up life insurance policy.

7. Purchase a new life insurance policy naming a charity as the beneficiary.

8. Remember loved ones with memorial gifts.

9. Encourage family and friends to leave gifts to organizations in their wills.

10. Ask your financial or estate planning advisor to include charitable gifts as part of their counsel to clients.

Partner with Us

Today, a planned gift made to Pilgrims Hospice will provide families with hope. Hope that their loved ones and future generations of Edmonton families will benefit from the supportive care and compassion we provide when a life-threatening illness strikes.
Help us enhance quality of life by investing in the future of Hospice.

Call us at 780-413-9801 or  email monicar@pilgrimshospice.com for more information about planning your gift.