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Planned Giving

Planned giving is the process of designing charitable gifts to allow the donor to maximize both tax and other financial benefits. Making Ourselves Matter Services Society (MOMSS) can designate donations in your own name or in honor of someone else by donating under their name. Planned giving is an intentional act of kindness.

A planned-giving gift to MOMSS offers second chances to motivated young women determined to transition from at-risk to resilient community members. Your gift promises futures to those who would never otherwise have this advantage nor be able to move out of the system of support in which they are entrenched. Planned giving is a significant gift that you plan to give now or in the future that provides benefits to both the giver and the receiver. If you are considering making a planned gift to MOMSS, it is important to seek the help of a financial, legal or tax advisor to maximize these benefits and to make it the most applicable to your situation.

For more information about MOMSS or to arrange a meeting to discuss your intentions, please call us directly or have your financial representative contact us. There are many effective strategies to help you minimize personal or corporate taxes while giving vital support to a cause you believe in. We understand the importance of your gift, a decision demonstrating both generosity and financial foresight, and we not only want to thank you but give you our promise that we will use it wisely.

Besides outright financial gifts to support the legacy of MOMSS, there are various other that provide flexible options for the donor. Below are examples to explore with your financial advisor:

  • Wills and Bequests
  • Retirement Funds
  • Life Insurance
  • Gifts of Residual Interest
  • Gifts Plus Annuities
  • Gifts of Appreciated Property
  • The Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Stripped Bonds
  • Commemorative Gifts
  • Gifts of Public Traded Securities and Mutual Funds

Examples of Outright Gifts

When you make an outright gift of either cash or other property to Making Ourselves Matter Services Society (MOMSS), every dollar starts touching lives immediately. Your donation is meaningful, directly impacting motivated young women who are committed to building successful lives for themselves. The following is basic information about common forms of outright gifts, all with tax incentives and suitable for donors with varying needs and interests.

  • Gifts of Cash
    The most common way to make a contribution is by cheque, money order, credit card or cash. Please check with a tax expert if any of the effective strategies available to Canadian taxpayers to maximize donations would help you receive a higher credit on your taxes.
  • Endowment Fund
    When you give a gift to our Endowment Fund, these dollars are invested and will provide annual income for MOMSS’ use in perpetuity. A planned gift can also be split to support both current and future needs at MOMSS.
  • Giving Appreciated Property
    In addition to cash, outright gifts can include appreciated property such as stocks, mutual funds and real estate. Special tax considerations can be available for these types of gifts for the donor, and at the same time go a long way towards providing wonderful and generous support for the many programs and projects at MOMSS.

Examples of Future Gifts

We understand at Making Ourselves Matter Services Society (MOMSS) that many people who would like to make a substantial gift to support us may not be in a financial position to do so during their lifetime. The most common type of future gift is directing a portion of one’s estate to a charity, such as MOMSS in their Will. Life insurance or retirement assets can be used to provide a future gift as well. The following is basic information about the most utilized type of outright gifts, all with tax incentives and suitable for donors with varying needs and interests

  • Wills and Bequests
    It is a growing practice among community-conscious people to make a provision for a charity in their Will after their family is taken care of. If you wish to name MOMSS in your Will, you can give a straightforward designation of money or property. Alternatively, you can make a residual gift, leaving all or a part of what remains after specific provisions have been met. If you are planning a bequest that includes specific directions as to how you want your gift to be used, you may want to confer in advance with the Executive Director of MOMSS to ensure that your wishes can be met, and that your bequest provision is properly worded. Please be assured that your intention can be kept confidential if you so wish. Making a Will need not be complicated, but proper legal assistance is recommended. Many individuals find peace of mind and satisfaction in knowing that they have provided not only for their immediate families but also provided a gift that keeps on giving, leaving behind them a legacy of enriching lives.
  • Life Insurance
    There are several ways you can use life insurance to make a gift to MOMSS. You can make a future gift by naming MOMSS as the beneficiary and owner of your life insurance policy. An example of this is if your insurance policy currently exceeds your needs and you no longer need to provide for your grown children’s financial security. You can also purchase or designate an existing policy in MOMSS’ name that you are currently making payments on. If you wish to have access to the cash value of the policy during your lifetime, you can name MOMSS as the beneficiary as well, but if your circumstances change you still are in a position to substitute a different beneficiary. Another option that some people choose is to set aside some of their assets for a charity, such as MOMSS and use life insurance to replace the value of those assets for their heirs. These are all examples of a whole range of life-insurance products available that can help you make a truly generous gift at an affordable cost. As with all charitable gifts, if you are using life insurance in your gift and estate planning for MOMSS, please contact your financial and/or legal advisor to help you determine if this is a viable option for your situation.
  • Gifts of Retirement Fund Accumulations
    As retirement funds constitute one of the major assets of most people, individuals can make a charitable gift of all or a portion of any of these funds remaining at death. MOMSS would be honored to be chosen to receive the gift of your retirement funds, but as with any future planning decision it is important to check with your professional advisor to discuss if this is the right choice for you.

DISCLAIMER TO READER: Our intent is to provide only information general in nature, not to render legal or tax advice. Furthermore, it is important to know that ongoing changes in the tax structure may also affect this information. Since each individual’s financial circumstances are unique, we strongly advise you to consult with a qualified professional advisor.

MOMSS is incorporated under the Society Act. Our charitable donations number is 833898000RT0001. Please ask us about charitable receipts.

To recognize the generosity of your donation, we not only want to send you a personal thank you, but we'd like to gratefully acknowledge those who support this program in our Sponsors and Supporters section on our website. Please let us know if we can update our website to include you in our appreciation of your support.

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson