Establish your own personal legacy and create an impact that will last for generations to come.
A planned gift is a special donation that is tax effective and balances a donor’s financial needs and charitable goals. Making your planned gift to AboutFace is easy, flexible and rewarding. Whether you choose a gift for today or for the future, your generosity will ensure that AboutFace continues to lead the way in supporting families, children and adults living with facial differences.
Cash or Monthly Donations (PDF 125KB)
You can donate today by sending your donation to our office, or by calling us and making a donation on your credit card. Joining Circles of Smiles, our monthly giving program is a convenient and cost effective way to provide ongoing funds to support our work. When you sign up as a monthly donor, you are helping us to save postage and administrative costs.
Gifts of Life Insurance
Donating a life insurance policy will enable you to make a significant future gift with relatively small premiums. By designating AboutFace as the owner of a new or existing insurance policy, you continue to make premium payments and receive a tax receipt for the premiums paid. If you retain ownership of the policy and designate AboutFace as the direct beneficiary when you pass away, your estate will receive a receipt for the face value of the policy.
RRSPs and RRIFs
Gifts made through Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) and Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) help to offset taxes owing on funds when you pass away. Your gift is treated as a charitable donation in the year of death and is eligible for a tax credit on your final tax return. The tax credit may completely offset the taxes payable on the proceeds.
A Gift In Your Will
The most commonly planned gift, a charitable bequest, is a gift that is made through your will. You can choose to leave AboutFace a specific piece of property, a pre-determined sum of money or a percentage of your estate. Through your will, you may even provide a permanent endowment in your name or a loved one's name. Planned today, a bequest benefits AboutFace after you are gone.
By carefully planning your bequest, you can eliminate significant taxes payable upon your death. Your estate may claim gifts in the year of death equal to 100 percent of your net income in that year and the year preceding death.
If you are drafting or revising your will, please consider including a gift to AboutFace. To facilitate your estate planning, we can offer sample wording for your will and further details on establishing a legacy gift to honour yourself, your family or a special individual.
For further details and to discuss these giving options, please contact Anna Pileggi at 416.597.2229 ext. 24 or 1.800.665.3223 ext. 24.