Planned Giving

Make providing a brighter future to a child your legacy!

“Taking care of my loved ones in my Will has always been important but I also knew I needed to include the incredibly brave children helped by Variety. It makes me happy knowing that in my small way, I’m leaving the world a better place.”
– Janet Lancey

Choose your Legacy with Planned Giving

Variety BC imagines a future in which we empower kids with special needs to thrive and reach their full potential. With your help, we can make this mission a reality. Your planned gift to Variety BC makes giving kids with special needs a brighter future your legacy.

Ways to Create a Brighter Future for Variety Kids Through Planned Giving

  • Leave a planned gift to Variety BC in your will
  • Donate your life insurance to Variety BC
  • Name Variety BC as a beneficiary on your investments
  • Set up a donor-advised fund

Will Planning

Leave a Planned Gift to Variety BC in Your Will

We believe that all children should receive the support they need to thrive and reach their potential. If you share this belief, we encourage you to support Variety BC by leaving a planned gift in your will. A planned gift of any size will help transform the lives of kids with special needs.

Change the lives of BC’s kids and take care of your loved ones.

By leaving a residual gift to Variety BC, you can help transfrom the lives of kids with special needs while taking care of your loved ones. Representing a portion of your estate, a residual gift offers tax benefits that can greatly reduce the taxes your loved ones will have to pay.

Let Us Help You Simplify the Process of Writing a Will

Variety BC has partnered with Willfora, a free resource to help make writing or update a will easier than ever, to help you create a will in 20 minutes or less. Confidential and secure, Willfora is a platform that simplifies the process of writing a will.

Let Us Know You Have Planned a Gift in Your Will

We’d love to thank you for including Variety BC in your planned giving now. More importantly, we want to work with you to ensure any specific requests are fulfilled and to plan how your gift can be used to transform the lives of BC kids with special needs. Download Leaving a Gift in your Will below.

Other Types of Planned Giving

By choosing to donate a gift of assets other than cash, you could save capital gains and estate taxes, and therefore make a bigger impact than you previously thought possible. Securities, life insurance, RRSPs or RRIFs, and annuities are just a few examples of the types of gifts you can leave.

Donate Your Life Insurance to Make a Big Donation in Small Increments

Donating your life insurance is a great way to support Variety BC! When you donate a life insurance policy, it isn’t subject to taxes, probate costs, or estate debts, yet you’ll still receive charitable tax receipts. It’s the ideal way to make a substantial contribution through small monthly or yearly payments.

Here are three ways to donate your policy:

  1. Take out a new policy in the name of Variety – the Children’s Charity of BC
  2. Name Variety BC as the beneficiary of an existing policy
  3. Transfer ownership of an existing policy to Variety BC

Name Variety BC as a beneficiary on your investments

By naming Variety as a beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF, or Pension, you can offset the taxes that your estate would otherwise pay on these assets. Discuss this planned giving option with your financial advisor or lawyer to find out if it’s right for you.

Set up a Donor-Advised Fund

Offering you greater control and flexibilty, setting up a donor-advised fund allows you to donate a lump sum now that can be distributed among different charities or spread over several years. Think of setting up a donor-advised fund like setting up a psuedo-foundation for a fraction of the cost of creating a private foundation. When you make a donation using this type of fund, you receive a tax receipt and can then allocate the funds to Canadian registered charities of your choice.

Notify Variety BC of Your Planned Gift

Tools to help make Variety BC one of your beneficiaries.

Connect with Us, We're Here to Help!

If you’re interested in learning more about the ways you can support Variety BC with a planned gift, we’d be happy to help. Please email Jennifer Shang or call 604.268.4038

Legal name: Variety – the Children’s Charity of BC
Address: 4300 Still Creek Drive, Burnaby BC V5C 6C6
Charitable Business Number: 10816 8709 RR0001

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I consider leaving a gift in my Will to Variety – the Children’s Charity?

Leaving a gift in your Will to Variety is a big decision and a final statement of your values. If you want to leave behind a brighter future for BC’s kids and help to ensure that each child is receiving the support they need, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss how you can provide for your loved ones while also supporting the causes you care most about.  For more information contact Jennifer Shang at jennifer.shang@variety.bc.ca.

What other types of gifts can I leave to Variety?

By choosing to leave a gift of assets other than cash, you could save capital gains and estate taxes, and therefore make a bigger impact than you previously thought possible. Examples of other types of gifts you can leave are stocks and securities, life insurance, RRSPs or RRIFs, Annuities and more. For more information contact Jennifer Shang at jennifer.shang@variety.bc.ca.

How do I leave a gift in my Will?

There are two ways that you can leave a charitable gift in your will. You can leave a specific sum of money or leave a residual gift (ie. a portion of your estate in the form of a percentage or share, after debts, taxes and expenses have been paid). Leaving a bequest is simple. Discuss your wishes with your family and then speak to your lawyer about drafting or revising your will.  Contact Jennifer Shang at jennifer.shang@variety.bc.ca for more information.