Planned Giving

Planned giving ensures that your generosity reaches generations to come, while you and your family enjoy the benefits of smart financial planning.

We are happy to discuss what planned giving could mean for you.

What will your legacy be?

Planned giving could be your most powerful and lasting legacy, ensuring that your generosity can support marginalized groups the moment help is needed.

Planned giving is not complicated. The simplest way to establish your legacy is to designate GVDSS as a beneficiary in your will to receive a specified sum. This is called a bequest.

Other forms of planned giving include:

  • Donating a percentage of your estate;
  • Transferring appreciated market gains to GVDSS, allowing you to avoid capital gains taxes; and
  • Starting a charitable annuity benefiting both you and GVDSS.

If you choose to leave a planned gift to the Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society, we would be honored to recognize your extraordinary commitment as a member of our Legacy Society.

Please consult a trusted lawyer or financial advisor before making any decisions regarding a planned gift.