Remember Camp Kirk in your Will
A gift by Will, known as a bequest, provides you with the opportunity to support Camp Kirk and the children we serve once your needs and those of your loved ones have been met.
Reasons to give
Legacy giving often allows you to give more than you would otherwise be able to during your lifetime. Like every donation, your commitment will enrich the lives of more kids, youth and their families with Camp Kirk.
We want kids and youth with autism, ADHD and other exceptionalities to benefit from camp and other recreational programs — the instructions you leave behind will help your legacy live on.
We are committed to respecting the wishes of everyone who leaves a legacy gift to Camp Kirk. This is our promise:
1. Your Will is a private, personal document. We respect your privacy.
2. We understand that your loved ones come first.
3. We would like to know if you have made a gift to us in your Will so we can make plans for Camp Kirk, and recognize your generosity. Whether you choose to tell us or not is entirely your decision.
4. We encourage you to contact us to learn more about our areas of work that interest you most, and how you can ensure your gift is directed to that area in the most effective way possible.
5. We will provide you and your loved ones with special opportunities to learn about our work in any ways that are meaningful to you.
6. We will respond to your questions or concerns. You can contact Tara Allman or another member of our team.
Bequests in your Will
Life insurance policy gifts
Another legacy option is to name us as the beneficiary of an insurance policy (including a policy from your workplace). When the funds are released, Camp Kirk will receive the donation on your behalf.
You can also consider signing over ownership of a policy with premiums that are fully paid. If you choose this option, you’ll get a tax receipt for the cash surrender value.
By naming Camp Kirk as the beneficiary of your RRSP/RRIF, you will contribute the remaining balance of these investments that exist upon your passing. This method can also offset the tax that would otherwise be payable on these assets by your estate. Talk to your professional advisor to determine if this is a good option for you.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
This legacy option may suit people who want to make to substantial donation with an irrevocable trust and earn immediate tax savings, while receiving income from the asset’s interest for life. Once transferred, you’ll receive a tax receipt for the present market value of the gift. Upon your passing, the asset is transferred to Camp Kirk.