Leave a gift in my will

A thoughtful and well-planned will is an important and helpful document that ensures that your wishes are carried out. Making your intentions clear through your will is a gift to your family and friends.

Your will may also be the key instrument for making the most generous charitable gifts that you may ever give. Legacy gifts say a great deal about you, your beliefs, and the organizations you care about. It is always a privilege and great source of encouragement for L’Arche Comox Valley to receive a legacy gift.

We appreciate your commitment to L’Arche and we would be honoured to receive a gift through your will or estate plan.

How to leave a gift in your will to L’Arche Comox Valley

We recommend working with a lawyer to write or update your will. Your lawyer and your financial advisor can help you plan for a legacy gift that works well for you.

Three things your lawyer may ask for:

  • Legal name of the charitable organization: L’Arche Comox Valley
  • Charitable registration number: 899957351RR0001
  • Mailing address: 100 – 1465 Grieve Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 2W1
Sample wording for giving a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate

“I give L’Arche Comox Valley, charitable number 899957351RR0001, the sum of $______.”

“I bequeath _____% of the residue of my estate to L’Arche Comox Valley, charitable number 899957351RR0001.”

Giving through life insurance or your retirement plan

It may be possible for you to name L’Arche Comox Valley as a beneficiary (in full or with a designated percentage), of your life insurance or your retirement plan, RRSP or RRIF. You can discuss these options with your lawyer and financial advisor. Contact your retirement plan administrator or your life insurance company to add L’Arche Comox Valley as a beneficiary.

Other Giving Possibilities

There are other ways to give through your will or estate plan. We encourage you to discuss with your lawyer and financial advisor how to leave a legacy gift that responds best to your needs and circumstances.

Optional Bequest Intention Form

The link below takes you to a Confidential Bequest Intention Form that you can print and mail to us, if you like. We can also easily mail the form to you to complete and return. While we always appreciate hearing about plans for a legacy gift — so we can thank you — the decision to let us know about your legacy gift is yours to make, and it is completely optional.

Whether you choose to share your plans with us now, or we learn of your gift only after you’re gone, we want you to know how grateful we are for your belief in L’Arche and for your generous support. We promise you our enduring commitment to people with intellectual disabilities and to honouring the important contributions they make in building a compassionate society.

Click here to download the Confidential Bequest Intention Form.