A gift in your Will

The most common planned gift is a gift in your Will. This can be a specific amount or a percentage of or the residual of your estate. There are no costs to you today, and your estate will gain a tax credit for the full current market value of your planned gift.

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The YMCA has partnered with Willfora to give you the opportunity to make a free, legal Will! Leaving a gift to the YMCA is always appreciated but not required to use this service.

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More Gifting Options

Life Insurance

You can name the YMCA of Northern Alberta Foundation as the beneficiary or owner of a life insurance policy (or a portion of it).

At a moderate current cost paying annual premiums you receive an annual tax receipt, or by donating the realized policy, your estate will receive the tax receipt. Both options provide a meaningful gift to the Y.

Stocks and Securities

Transfer your stocks to the YMCA of Northern Alberta Foundation to receive a full tax receipt for their market value at the time of your donation.

Reinsured Charitable Gift Annuities

By establishing a charitable gift annuity, you can make a gift today while ensuring you have a guaranteed fixed income for the future.


You can name the YMCA of Northern Alberta Foundation as the beneficiary or owner of your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF).

This process is simple: your retirement plan administrator can provide a form to complete this inclusion.

Whatever you choose, we can help you get started.

Contact Laura Svajlenko, Planned Giving Specialist and she can answer any questions you might have. 

Phone: 780-499-3627
Email: laura.svajlenko@ymcanab.ca

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is not intended to be financial, legal or tax-related advice. You are encouraged to seek independent professional advice from a qualified accountant, lawyer or financial advisor to ensure proper planning and donation administration that benefits you and your estate best.

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Leaving a gift in your will is easier than you may think, and supports future programs and services for generations to come.

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