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Donate SECURITIES

Donating securities that have generated sizeable capital gains provides both the donor and the WMFC with a win/win scenario.  A gift of securities to the WMFC is one of the most financially sound and tax effective ways to support our programs.

When you donate stocks, mutual funds or other types of marketable securities to the WMFC, you pay no capital gains tax.  The WMFC will receive the full amount of the donation and you will also receive an income tax receipt for the full amount of the gift.

An illustration of the benefits is below:

Sell securities for cash
and donate after-tax profits
Donate securities
directly to the WMFC
Difference
Original Cost $1,000 $1,000
Current Market Value $5,000 $5,000
Capital Gain $4,000 $4,000
Tax on Capital Gain
(@ 46% marginal rate)
$ 920 $  –
Donation after tax $4,080 $5,000 WMFC receives $920 more
Charitable Donations tax credit $1,876 $2,300 You receive an extra $424
in charitable tax credit

Transferring securities can be easily coordinated between your broker and the WMFC’s broker and an income tax receipt will be issued for the value of the securities at the date they are transferred to the WMFC.  Please consider this fantastic opportunity if you have taxable securities that have generated sizeable capital gains.

Our form for donating securities is available at https://www.wmfc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Securities-form-final.pdf.

Donate via LIFE INSURANCE

Gifts of life insurance are a great way to make a substantial donation for the relatively low cost of the premium payments.  You may donate a policy you already own, make WMFC the beneficiary of a joint policy, or buy a new policy to donate.

Make a LEGACY GIFT by including the WMFC in your estate

Make the WMFC a beneficiary in your Will and know that your legacy will live on.  Your gift can be for any specific amount, percentage or residue of your estate.  All it takes is a simple clause in your Will.  In addition, a tax receipt for the full amount of your donation will be issued and may offset capital gains or other taxes payable to lessen the financial impact on your estate.

Double your Donation

Does your employer have a gift matching program that could double your donation to the WMFC?  Some employers in Canada match charitable gifts dollar for dollar.  Check with your human resources department, they may have a matching gift policy in place.

Make an Introduction

Do you know a board or staff member at a Canadian charitable foundation that funds cancer patient education or research?  If so, we would love to hear from you.  As the WMFC works to secure new funding to deliver on our goals, we depend on our WM community to help us identify prospects and make an introduction that can support our fundraising efforts.  Please contact us at info@wmfc.ca.

Questions?

Any questions with respect to the donation of securities, donation via life insurance, or legacy giving may be addressed to Andrew Beacom, Treasurer of the WMFC, at abeacom29@gmail.com.

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