Planned giving ensures that you can contribute to supporting Ancaster Community Services in the future without affecting your finances today. We recommend that you meet with a financial advisor and/or legal professional to prepare a bequest in your will, and also to better understand the planned giving opportunities that are available for you to choose from.
Including ACS in your will is a wonderful way to leave a lasting legacy that will reflect your kindness and generosity of spirit. We would be extremely grateful if you will remember us in your estate planning wishes.
Ancaster Community Services will accept unrestricted gifts, as well as gifts restricted for specific programs and purposes, provided that such gifts are consistent with its stated mission, purposes, and priorities. Unrestricted gifts are used to support the work of Ancaster Community Services. Gifts may be restricted to specific Ancaster Community Services programs/purposes.
What to ask your lawyer
There is specific legal wording to include in your will to ensure that your wishes will be followed. Please ask your lawyer to include the following statement(s):
I give, devise and bequeath to Ancaster Community Services…
- the sum of $ _____ OR
- my property known as _________ OR
- ____% of the residue of my estate OR
- the residue of my estate, for its sole use and purposes OR
Should you wish to designate your gift to benefit a specific program, then you should add: It is my preference that this gift be used for ________________.