Legacy Giving

This is an important personal choice where you can create a plan that works best for you. If you would like more information on this you can contact Celina Symmonds at 403-528-4313 ext 9 or by email.

Why Leave a Legacy?

By leaving a gift to the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank, you are making a significant contribution to the future of food sustainability in our community.

What is Legacy/Planned Giving?

Planned giving is a win-win approach to charitable donations that benefit both the donor and the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank during a lifetime or as part of an estate. This forward thinking approach to giving is "planned" because often these assets are not liquid, have tax consequences and are generally transferred via a will or other written means.

It's Easy.

Planned giving is easy and you don't have to be wealthy to do it. Whether it is naming the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank in your will or trust for a modest amount, or a gift of house and property, there is an easy option that is right for you.

It can involve assets you might never think of.

  • A life insurance policy

  • Real estate

  • Stocks

  • Business holdings

  • A checking or savings account

These are all assets that can be leveraged in planned gifts to the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank.

It can provide generous tax benefits.

Depending on the type of gift, short-term and/or long term tax benefits may apply. Donors at a variety of income levels can benefit. Your lawyer will be able to work with you to make your wishes come known.

It is long remembered.