Legacy Giving


Legacy Gift in Your Will

Many individuals choose to support charitable organizations through future gifts from their estates.

A charitable bequest is a direction in your will that instructs your Executor(s)/Trustee(s) to leave one or more of your assets to a designated organization. This meaningful directive supports Branksome Hall while offering significant tax savings for your estate.

Your gift both increases your loved ones’ inheritance and makes a life-shaping difference for Branksome Hall students.

Benefits to You:
  • Convenience: A legacy gift in your will can be made no matter your age, for any amount.
  • Simplity: Just instruct your lawyer to include a bequest to Branksome Hall in your will.
  • Cost-effective: There are no current costs. Your present income will not decrease.
  • Tax Relief: A legacy gift in your will is a highly effective way to reduce estate taxes.
  • Tax Planning: Branksome Hall will issue a charitable tax receipt for the full value of your bequest, reducing the tax payable on your final return. If your bequest exceeds 100 per cent of your net income, the excess may be carried back to the previous tax year or taken forward as part of a graduated rate estate plan.
  • Flexibility: Your bequest may be a specific amount, a percentage of your estate or the residue of your estate—a gift after your debts have been paid and other bequests made.
  • Peace of Mind: Change your will at any time.
  • Satisfaction: Legacy gifts are made for personal reasons in addition to ensuring that Branksome Hall continues its commitment to shape the lives of young women far into the future. Your bequest can create a lasting memorial for you, your family or anyone you may wish to honour.
Sample Bequest Language:
I bequeath to Branksome Hall ___% of the residue of my estate [or the sum of $_________]. This gift is to be used for such purposes and designs as deemed appropriate by the Board of Governors of Branksome Hall.

To have the greatest impact, gifts to Branksome should be unrestricted. If, however, you wish to designate your gift for a specific use, we are happy to discuss the options with you.
Please Seek Expert Advice
Branksome Hall strongly recommends that, as a donor, you seek professional advice to ensure your financial goals are considered, your tax situation is reviewed, and your legacy gift is tailored to your circumstances.

Branksome Hall
10 Elm Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada M4W 1N4

Charitable Registration Number: 11881 6826 RR0001

Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge this land on which Branksome operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and go to school on this land.
Branksome Hall
10 Elm Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada
M4W 1N4
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