A gift in your will is a wonderful way to help protect cheetahs in the wild, as well as helping people who live in the communities near the cheetah.
You can gain valuable credits on your final estate income tax return by arranging a planned gift, e.g. a charitable will bequest, life insurance policy, or annuity.
Types of charitable bequests to consider as your legacy:
- A general bequest allows for an outright gift of a specific dollar amount, asset or fixed percentage of one’s overall estate value.
- A specific bequest allows for particular item or property to be bequeathed in support of a programs or cheetah.
- A residual bequest allows for the residue portion of assets to be donated after other specific wishes are taken care of.
- A contingency bequest allows for a portion of an estate to be gifted only after a change in circumstances occurs, whereby all other original named beneficiaries do not survive.
What if I already have a will?
If you have already written a Will, it is a simple process to revise it to include a legacy bequest to Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada. Depending on the changes that you would like to make, it may be possible to use a codicil to make your amendments. It is advised that you speak to your lawyer on the best course of action to take.
If you would like information about this option, please contact Carolyn@cheetahconservationfund.ca.