Message from the Chair, LEAVE A LEGACY™ Greater Vancouver

Jim Bindon

Jim Bindon
LEAVE A LEGACY™ Greater Vancouver

As the new chair for this year’s LEAVE A LEGACY™ program. It is a pleasure and privilege for me to present our 20th LEAVE A LEGACY™ supplement. (Download the supplement here).

Once again we have a variety of wonderful articles in this year’s supplement. From human interest stories of grateful patients becoming donors and ambassadors to articles offering sound philanthropic and financial advice, the articles provide inspiration and ideas that are valuable to all.

This is our twentieth LEAVE A LEGACY™ supplement and, over the years, this initiative has published hundreds of inspiring and informative stories. For me personally, it’s the stories about grateful donors committed to ‘paying it forward’ which I find most inspiring.

If you are inspired by the articles in this supplement, I encourage you to take action!

The philanthropic needs and funding priorities that help our communities develop and keep pace with growth continues to increase every year. This is why those of us involved with LEAVE A LEGACY™ play a significant role in continuing to raise awareness on the importance of leaving a charitable legacy.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our LEAVE A LEGACY™ partners for their continued support of this initiative. Together, we continue to demonstrate that transformational achievements are possible when people are inspired and educated in how to create lasting benefit for our communities and environment through legacy giving.

If you are inspired by the articles in this supplement, I encourage you to take action! Contact your favourite charities to learn more about the positive impact your current or future financial support can have. At the same time, have a conversation with your family and financial and legal advisors about how to create a charitable strategy that that is aligned with the charitable organizations that matter most to you.

In closing, I would like to share with you the wise words of James Baldwin: “We are responsible for the world in which we find ourselves, if only because we are the only sentient force which can change it.”

I hope reading the articles of this supplement inspire you to create a plan for your own philanthropic legacy!