Leave Your Legacy

Incorporating Big Brothers Big Sisters into your legacy plan is a lasting way to display your commitment to the community and help pave the way for future generations.

A gift through planned giving is a not only a reflection of your values and philanthropy, but helps create a future for at-risk children where anything is possible.  Every dollar you invest in community children generates $18 in hard dollar returns to society, which can lead to major and societal benefits such as a rise in literacy, a reduction of crime, and stronger communities.

The following information is what you will need to include Big Brothers Big Sisters in your will:

Legal name: St. Catharines-Thorold: District Big Brothers Big Sisters Association Inc.
Charitable Registration Number (CRN): 130485907RR0001
Address: 428 Niagara St., St. Catharines, ON L2M 4W3

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a gifting option, please contact CEO, Dale J. Davis at 905-646-3230 ext 23 or dale.davis@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

We are happy to work with you, your family and your advisors on a confidential basis to ensure all your objectives are met based on your personal priorities.

Wills and Bequests

A bequest is a gift left in a will to a charitable organization.

There are several types of Bequests you can appoint to Big Brothers Big Sisters:

  • Specific bequest: a gift of a fixed amount of cash or a particular asset
  • Percentage share: a gift of a percentage of the whole estate
  • Contingent bequest: a gift that will take effect only in the event of the prior death of other named beneficiaries

To speak to someone personally and confidentially, please contact CEO, Dale J. Davis  at 905-646-3230 ext.23 or dale.davis@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Gifts of Life Insurance

Giving a legacy gift through life insurance, whether fully paid or with premiums still owing, is a meaningful way to support at-risk children in our community. It allows you to make a substantial gift for a relatively low premium, which is independent of your estate and cannot be challenged.

Gifts of Real Estate

You can donate personal properties as a direct gift or a gift of residual interest. We will work with you to develop the best plan for your gift. You may even choose to gift your property now and continue to live in it during your lifetime.

Gifts of RRSPs, RRIFs, TFSAs and Retirement Plans

You can transform tax liabilities into a charitable gift by naming St. Catharines-Thorold: District Big Brothers Big Sisters Association Inc. as the beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF, TFSA or pension plan.

Ready to Give?

To speak to someone personally and confidentially, please contact CEO, Dale J. Davis  at 905-646-3230 ext.23 or dale.davis@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca