Gifts by will are one of most important sources of individual support for any non-profit. At the Atlantic Salmon Federation – we recognize those who have made a contribution to the ASF Endowment Fund or made a pledge or bequest to ASF through our Royal Wulff Society. A complete list of these members can be found in our Annual Report.
By including the Atlantic Salmon Federation in your plans, you join the many supporters who leave a legacy of healthy rivers for future generations.
A bequest may be large or small, restricted or unrestricted. In can include cash, securities or real estate. Making a bequest allows you to make a substantial commitment for the future without diminishing your assets today. Your estate will receive a tax credit for your final tax return which could be considerable if you have large holdings of appreciated assets that will be deemed to have sold at your death.
- It is not payable until death so it does not affect your assets or cash flow during your lifetime.
- It is revocable – you can change the provisions in your will or trust at any time.
- It is private – your will is not filed or made public until your death.
A bequest can deliver a specific gift to the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Alternately, it can deliver a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate after taxes, expenses and specific bequests have been made – what is known as a residual gift.
You can also designate that a particular program at ASF benefit from your bequest. Life Insurance
It is possible to make ASF or a specific project at ASF, a full or partial beneficiary (dollar value or percentage) of a life insurance policy (including an employer group life policy). This can be done by obtaining a “change of beneficiary form”.
If you have made arrangements to make a Legacy gift to ASF or would like to know more about the options available, please contact your financial advisor, lawyer or Kirsten Rouse, Executive Director, Development at 1-506-529-1037 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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