Planned Giving Program
There are several ways you can support the Edmonton Valley Zoo through your financial and estate planning. By donating to, or naming the Valley Zoo Development Society as a beneficiary, through one of the following options:
Donate your stocks or securities and decrease your annual taxable income.
Bequests of Cash or Property
A charitable bequest could be a gift of a specific amount or a percentage of your estate which is given after the estate debts and family needs are cared for. Your estate will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your bequest and your executor can use the receipt to obtain tax credits to offset 100% of your income from the current and previous year.
Registered Retirement Savings Plans
Saving for your retirement is an essential part of a complete financial plan. In terms of your estate, there are no differences between RRSPs and RRIFs and making a charitable gift of either will provide tax benefits to your estate.
There are three common methods to make a gift through life insurance. Each type provides different tax benefits which you should consider when deciding which option is best for you.
For other options and more information talk to your estate planner or please contact the Valley Zoo Development Society.
Charitable Registration Number: 88639 7595 RR0001