Planned giving

Planned giving helps support children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Your donation will provide a full range of pediatric palliative care and services to children throughout their lives and offer their families support, respite and bereavement follow-up. Donate now. Your tax-deductible donation will go a long way in helping children and their families.

Plan your legacy

Planning a donation to The Lighthouse, Children and Families, regardless of the value of your estate, is an important gesture for the future of children receiving palliative care at The Lighthouse and their families. It’s also a way of showing how much you care for future generations who will have to weather this storm.

Donation by will

This option is available to everyone and can be arranged through your notary. Simply include this line in your will: “I bequeath $____ to The Lighthouse, Children and Families. Organization’s Registration Number: 87808 9721 RR0001.”

Making a donation to The Lighthouse, Children and Families by will is a way to pass on your values to your loved ones. Bequeathing a donation is a benevolent gesture that ensures The Lighthouse’s long-term support for children in palliative care and their families.

Did you bequeath a donation to The Lighthouse, Children and Families? Contact Julie Sauvageau by email or by phone at 514 787-5087.

Discover the story of a donor who made a donation by will

Michel Poirier discovered The Lighthouse while riding his bike. Under the trees on Île Sainte-Hélène, with downtown Montréal as a backdrop, Michel listened to his good friend Robert Chagnon speak passionately about all the work accomplished by his beloved Michèle Viau-Chagnon and her partner Nicole Marcil-Gratton to bring The Lighthouse to life.

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Donation by life insurance

Naming The Lighthouse, Children and Families as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy allows the donor to make a significant donation at a fraction of the cost.

 

The donor pays the annual premiums and, upon their death, The Lighthouse, Children and Families receives the benefits. Tax credits are granted annually to the donor or, upon their death, to the donor’s estate, depending on which of the following options is selected:

 

  • You retain ownership of the life insurance policy
  • The Lighthouse, Children and Families becomes the owner of the life insurance policy
  • You transfer an existing life insurance policy

Other planned giving options

Do something today that will make you proud, for the future. Planned giving is one of the best ways to support The Lighthouse, Children and Families.

 

Depending on your personal and family situation, there are other options available to you:

 

  • Donate RRSPs
  • Donate publicly traded shares
  • Create a tribute fund
  • Donate securities through a trust company
  • Charitable annuity

The Lighthouse, Children and Families will help you make your philanthropic initiatives easier. Consult a professional who knows your personal and family situation well (e.g., notary, financial advisor, accountant) to help you get the most out of the tax benefits associated with this type of donation.

Donate publicly traded shares

By donating publicly traded shares to The Lighthouse, Children and Families, you can receive tax benefits while contributing to the well-being of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families now, and for future generations.

 

Do you own publicly traded shares that are not part of a registered plan and have significant unrealized gains? Publicly traded shares transferred directly to The Lighthouse, Children and Families are exempt from capital gains tax. You will receive a tax receipt for the value of the securities at the time of donation. You have more to gain by donating your securities directly to The Lighthouse than by selling them and then making a cash donation. This allows you to give more to The Lighthouse without increasing your disbursements.

 

The following example illustrates this concept:

Donation by transfer of securities to The Lighthouse Donation of proceeds from the sale of securities
Value of donation $5,000 Value of donation $5,000
Purchase price of securities $1,000 Purchase price of securities $1,000
Capital gain $4,000 Capital gain $4,000
Taxable capital gain $0 Taxable capital gain (50%) $2,000
Gains tax (37.12%) $0 Gains tax (37.12%) $742
Tax savings $742 Tax savings $0
Charitable donation tax credit $2,500 Charitable donation tax credit $2,500
Actual cost of donation $1,758 Net cost of donation (adding tax payable) $3,242
Difference (benefit of donation transfer) $1,484

Note: Marginal tax rate used: 37.12%, corresponding to an estimated income of $48,000 to $85,000. Tax credits estimated at 50%. This chart is not intended to be used as a substitute for financial advice.

Make a donation directly and easily to The Lighthouse, Children and Families by giving stocks, bonds or mutual funds. Not only will you enjoy a tax benefit, but you will also help improve the well-being of children in palliative care and their families.

 

Would you like to make a donation of publicly traded shares? Contact Julie Sauvageau by email or by phone at 514 787-5087.