When you make a planned gift to Veterinarians without Borders, you make a lasting difference for the lives of countless women, children and men in some of the world’s poorest countries, while at the same time honouring your personal financial and philanthropic goals. At Vets without Borders, we cherish the vision and generosity of our donors who choose to leave a lasting gift in such a meaningful way.
What is Planned Giving?
Planned giving involves arranging a gift to VWB/VSF which will be used during your lifetime or at your death. It is a personal, tailored gift, which honors your family and financial situation and your own goals. Planned gifts help VWB/VSF to continue its work around the world for the long term. Planned giving is a way of perpetuating your support into the future. It is one of the most lasting and generous ways of giving to VWB/VSF. Planned giving should always first be discussed with your loved ones and your financial institution. We urge you to consult with legal and financial professionals when considering a planned gift.
How to Make a Planned Gift
There are many ways to make a planned gift to VWB/VSF which will benefit communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas into the future.
You can make a bequest in your will, which is an instruction that a certain amount of money, percentage of estate, piece of property or asset be given to VWB/VSF upon your death. VWB/VSF will issue a donation receipt for the gift, which can also result in significant tax savings.
Naming VWB/VSF as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy
You can give a major gift through naming VWB/VSF as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. You can give VWB/VSF a dollar amount, a percentage of the policy or beneficiary of the remainder of benefits. Life insurance gifts can work in a number of ways. For more information, please contact our office.
Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) & Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs)
Gifts of RRSPs or RRIFs are eligible for donation receipts, which can result in significant tax savings during your year of death or the tax year preceding death.
Stocks & Securities
Tax rules make it easy to give stocks, bonds, futures and options, as well as shares in mutual funds, and pay no tax on the capital gain. This can greatly reduce the out-of-pocket expenses of making a donation.
When you support VWB/VSF with a planned gift, you steward the big picture into the future.