Willfora is thrilled to announce our partnership with Egale Canada, Canada’s leading national 2SLGBTQI charity, committed to improving the lives of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and around the world. We’re so proud to be supporting this charity, who believe in a world where every person, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics can achieve their full potential, free from hatred and bias.
Leaving a legacy through Egale
Legacy gifts are a powerful way to create change and carry on a legacy of hope for a better world even after your lifetime. Legacy gifts can be left through a fixed amount called a cash gift, or as a portion of your estate called a residual gift. Legacy gifts are an important source of funding for Egale in order for them to continue informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education, awareness and legal advocacy.
How can legacy gifts help Egale and similar organizations?
A study by the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) found that only about 5% of Canadians currently leave a gift to charity in their Will, but just a 3.5% increase in that number will provide an additional $40 billion to Canadian charities. Since Willfora launched, we’re proud to announce that we’ve raised nearly $50 million and your legacy gift will help ensure that Egale continues to provide their resources and support for the communities who need them. Charities love to plan for the future and legacy gifts are an important way for them to predictably grow and provide a greater impact towards inclusion.
How can you leave a legacy with Egale?
Since Willfora is a free service made possible through partnerships with charities like Egale, we hope you will consider supporting a charity of your choosing with a gift in your Will.
You can leave a legacy through Egale in two ways. The easiest place to start and learn more about the impact of legacy gifts is on their Planned Giving page. Once you’re ready to create your free Will, you can visit them via Willfora to get started.
If you’ve already started creating a Will with Willfora, you can find Egale simply by searching for them in the dropdown menu on the “Leave a Legacy” section of your free Will.
We also encourage you to share your intentions with the charities you’ve chosen to leave a legacy gift through. By doing this, charities can thank you for your gift and ensure your requests can be fulfilled.