Making a Gift Through Your Will

Naming Hamilton Food Share in your will is a great way to make a lasting impact on reducing local hunger in our community. You can make an impactful gift to benefit those in great need in our community and provide charitable tax credits for your estate to help off-set taxes owing.

All gifts to Hamilton Food Share are used to work toward a hunger-free community. An unrestricted gift will help us meet the most pressing needs in our community.

Official bequest language to give to your lawyer/estate planner:
Legal Name: Greater Hamilton Food Share
Charitable Registration #: 13695 7958 RR0001

Residual Bequest
“I direct my Trustees to pay or transfer ___ (number) of such equal shares of the residue of estate to Greater Hamilton Food Share (the “Organization”) to be used for the Organization’s general purposes [or, to be applied by the Organization as its directors see fit].”

General Legacy
“I direct my Trustees to pay or transfer the sum of $__________________ to Greater Hamilton Food Share (the “Organization”) to be used for the Organization’s general purposes [or, to be applied by the Organization as its directors see fit].

Discretion to Transfer Shares
“In making any payment to a charitable institution pursuant to the provisions of this Will, my Trustees may transfer any shares held by my estate in any publicly traded company or corporation in lieu of cash, provided that the shares transferred shall have a fair market value on the effective date of the transfer equal to the amount payable to the charitable institution. In exercising their discretion, my Trustees shall take into consideration the tax benefits, if any, which may be enjoyed by my estate by transferring such shares in specie.”

Specific Legacy
“I direct my Trustees to pay or transfer the sum of $__________________ of my estate to Greater Hamilton Food Share (the “Organization) and I direct the Organization to apply such sum towards procurement for food banks. In the event that circumstances make the specific use of this gift no longer practical or desirable, the directors of Greater Hamilton Food Share are hereby authorized to make changes in its use which remain in agreement with the spirit and general intent of the gift.”

Thank you for considering how you can leave a legacy through Hamilton Food Share.

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For more information please call Celeste at: (905) 664-9065 or send an email to celeste@hamiltonfoodshare.org.

Note: Bequest administration is managed by the province where the donor resides.

This material provides general information and is not intended to constitute or replace specific professional advice. Donors considering a legacy gift should speak to an advisor with appropriate tax and other expertise to implement a strategy that achieves their objectives.