The Importance of a Legacy

Apr. 19, 2012

Financial assistance is essential to support and sustain charitable work. Many people generously give their money, time and energy to their local not-for-profit organizations and are unaware that by leaving a gift in their will or estate plan to the charitable groups of their choice, they can continue to help people in need or promote a favourite cause.

That's why London Community Foundation is pleased to participate in the Leave a Legacy awareness campaign over the month of May alongside many other charitable agencies. 

On Thursday May 10th, look for a special supplement circulated through the London Free Press or call our office for a copy.

Many people use their local community foundation to create a legacy within their community. Read some of their contributions and stories

LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a national public awareness program designed to encourage people to leave a gift through their will or any other gift planning instrument to a charity or non-profit organization of their choice. LEAVE A LEGACY™ does not solicit gifts for any particular organization. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a donor-oriented education campaign to raise awareness of the importance of including a charitable gift in the estate planning process. A legacy gift can benefit all not-for-profit groups large or small.

Through the generous corporate support from Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, the Canadian Association of Gift Planners has been able to advance this community-based initiative across the nation.