A Message from the Chairs

Aimée Lindenberger
Co-Chair
Canadian Association of Gift Planners Greater Vancouver Chapter
Jane Westheuser, Executive Director, CAGP Greater Vancouver Area Chapter
Jane Westheuser
Co-Chair
Canadian Association of Gift Planners Greater Vancouver Chapter
Mike Todd,Chair, LEAVE A LEGACY Greater Vancouver
Mike Todd
Chair
Leave a Legacy Committee Greater Vancouver

How do you wish to have a positive impact in the world?

Every one of us has an influence on the world: sharing traditions and values with children or grandchildren, helping in our community, creating a business and aiming to make the world a better place through charitable giving.

And you may have ideas for how you wish to have a greater and lasting impact in the world. But, like many of us, you aren’t quite sure how to achieve these goals.

You can make a difference in the years to come with your legacy

One way to have an impact that lasts, an impact that will make a statement about who you are and what is important to you in this world, is to create a charitable gift in your will or estate plan. 

No need to be nervous if this seems like a daunting task. As these stories show us, it is about following your heart and fulfilling your vision – and there are a lot of people in our community who can help ensure your legacy comes to life as you intend.

Legacies can be large or small – and every single one matters

Creating a legacy gift isn’t just for the well-known philanthropists of the world. It doesn’t mean you have a lot of money or assets. It is for people like you and me, who may not be able to donate a lot in our lifetime, but who can remember our favourite charity in our future plans.

You’ll see ordinary people creating a lasting impact through charitable giving.

What can you do?

First, enjoy these stories of British Columbians who are making a difference in their communities and around the world. You’ll hear how they’ve put their generosity into action to ensure that the things that are important to them are going strong in the future.  You’ll see ordinary people creating a lasting impact through charitable giving.

Then, if you’re feeling inspired, reach out to your financial and legal advisors to learn more about the best ways to have the impact you desire. If you don’t have a financial or legal advisor? Reach out to one of our Leave a Legacy™ partners to get started.

We hope you enjoy this year’s selection of stories that showcase the power of creating a legacy with a charitable giving plan.

Reach out to your financial and legal advisors to learn more about the best ways to have the impact you desire.

More resources are available on the LEAVE A LEGACY™ Vancouver website: www.LeaveALegacyVancouver.com