Donor Stories

Message from the Chairs

Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch Aimée Lindenberger, Chair, Canadian Association of Gift Planners Greater Vancouver Chapter Mike Todd, Chair, Leave A Legacy Committee Greater Vancouver We all create our legacy every day. It is in the values we hold dear. It is in the work we do in the world. It […]

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Young Life of Canada Donor Story

94 year-old zipliner’s estate gift supports Canadian youth Mike ManningVice President of DevelopmentYoung Life of Canada Ruth Oliver Cummings, who passed away in January 2020 at age 98, was considered by many to be the matriarch of Young Life’s work in Canada. Ruth bravely took on one of Canada’s longest ziplines and holds the camp […]

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Wilderness Committee Donor Story

Lost causes and sore losers Joe FoyProtected Areas CampaignerWilderness Committee Back in the ’50s my parents set me on course to love wild nature—a blessing and a curse. A blessing, because like a lot of kids I was shooed out of the house as soon as I could walk to spend countless days roaming the […]

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Westcoast Wills & Estates Article

How to leverage your charitable donations Katrina S. YaworskyLawyerWestcoast Wills & Estates As you may know, charitable donations result in a tax credit. However, you may not know that there are ways to leverage your charitable donation. Let’s look at an example in which you donate $50,000 to a registered charity. In order to make […]

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VGH &UBC Hospital Foundation Article

Why publicly traded securities make great charitable gifts Charlene TaylorDirector of Gift & Estate PlanningVGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Every day philanthropic support of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation makes a tremendous differencefor patients across BC, funding vital equipment, groundbreaking research and creating opportunities to recruit world-class health care leaders. An increasingly popular donation option […]

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