Your Legacy. Their Future.
Leaving a gift to Phoenix in your will is a thoughtful and personal investment in the future of your community. By doing so, your legacy will be a voice for social justice and will support Phoenix youth in their journey to thrive for many years to come.
It is simple. Talk it over with your loved ones, the speak to your lawyer about drafting or revising your will.
It is a gift that gives back. With a tax receipt issued by Phoenix, it is an effective way to reduce personal taxes owed on death, and those potentially owed by your estate.
It can be altered. For as long as you are mentally capable of doing so, you can make changes to your will. That means that if you life situation changes and you want to increase or decrease your gift value, or remove it all together, you can easily do so by talking to your lawyer.
It will impact the future of youth. Did you know that even a gift in your will of 1% of your estate can make a real difference for future generations of youth and their families?
For more information, please contact Erica More, Development Officer at 902.799.0869 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Legacy Donor Story
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your charitable registration number?
Charitable registration # 881361216 RR0001
What is your mailing address?
ATTN: Erica More
Phoenix Youth Programs
5880 Spring Garden Road, Suite 200
Halifax NS, B3H1Y1
What type of legacy gifts does Phoenix accept?
Leave a cash gift or a gift of stock/securities in your will is the most common legacy gift, however Phoenix also accepts stocks and securities, retirement funds (RRSPs, RRIFs, TFSAs) and life insurance. If you are interested in other legacy giving options such as real estate, personal property, and charitable remainder trusts, Phoenix requests that you contact our office to discuss it further.
Can you provide sample language I can use in my will?
Sample 1: "I bequeath $______ or ______% of the remainder of my estate to Phoenix Youth Programs (Charitable Registration # 881361216 RR0001)."
Sample 2: "I bequeath $______ shares of ______ to Phoenix Youth Programs (Charitable Registration # 881361216 RR0001)."
How do I begin the process of elaving a gift to Phoenix in my will?
We recommend three simple steps:
1. To choose the method of legacy giving that is best for you, consult with your financial advisor, estate lawyer, insurance advisor, and /or other experts as appropriate.
2. Speak with your family members and loved ones to allow them time to understand and embrace your wishes.
3. Share you decision with a staff member at Phoenix who would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss the impact that your gift will have.
Why should I trust Phoenix with my legacy gift?
We believe youth are leaders in their own lives, and Phoenix is a leader in supporting them. Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth and contributing to a vibrant community. Phoenix's numerous locations in Halifax, NS provide a continuum of care for youth ages 11-24 and their families. We offer important services and programs including shelter, food, housing support, health care, parenting support, recreation, education and employment services, and clinical therapy.