Donor Stories

Message from the Chairs

Finding your power, by looking to the future Aimée Lindenberger, Chair, Canadian Association of Gift Planners Greater Vancouver Chapter Mike Todd, Chair, Leave A Legacy Committee Greater Vancouver Undeniably, our lives have changed. The impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt in so many ways—both large and small. And, during times of ongoing upheaval such […]

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Westcoast Wills & Estates Article

What are the tax benefits to including a charitable donation in your Will? Aimee Ares, LawyerWestcoast Wills & Estates Including a charitable gift in your Will can be an ideal way to contribute to a cause you care about while also reducing your tax liability. When someone dies in B.C., the estate must pay all […]

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VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Donor Story

From the forest grew a leader Charlene TaylorDirectory, Gift & Estate PlanningVGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Glen Alexander Patterson was a force of strength and good—a champion of healthy living and the joys of nature. Born in Calgary, Alberta in 1921, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II helping train […]

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Union Gospel Mission Donor Story

Creating a legacy by living the example: Paul & Eileen’s story Keisha Knight, Development Officer, Legacy GivingUnion Gospel Mission “Sometimes as Christians, we draw lines between eitherfocusing on the Gospel or social justice. To me, it’s not an either/ or. It’s both,” shares Paul. “That’s why we embrace this sort of thing wholeheartedly.” Paul and […]

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The Terry Fox Foundation Donor Story

From Terry’s legacy to yours: Dreams are made possible if you TRY like Terry Mark Mahl, Manager, Western Region, PhilanthropyTerry Fox Foundation This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope. Since then, over $800 million has been raised to support cancer research in Terry’s name. When Terry Fox dipped his artificial leg […]

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