Planned giving: easier than it looks!

For a long time, there has been a form of giving that was thought to be available only to the wealthy; we sometimes hear about spectacular donations made by a generous patron to a cultural organization or a hospital foundation.

The reason this form of giving has long remained exclusive is not because it requires a large fortune, as is commonly believed, but rather because these wealthy people are surrounded by experts in taxation, law and financial planning who help them make large donations while minimizing the impact on their assets.

Today, thanks to a Planned Giving Committee made up of complementary experts in the field (notary, lawyer, financial planner, insurance executive, securities specialist, bank manager), planned giving at La rue des Femmes is a secure, doable and affordable form of support for all budgets.

Planned giving is a type of gift that requires financial and/or tax planning and allows those who wish to do so to support a cause that resonates with their values, while easing their financial burden.

My name is Miriem Mkinsi and I am fortunate to work as Philanthropic Development Advisor for La rue des Femmes Foundation.

As part of my job, I have the privilege—along with the volunteer members of the Planned Giving Committee—of guiding those who would like to contribute to La rue des Femmes’ mission as part of their donation process.

For some, it’s a simple question of giving through a will. For others, it’s a desire to discuss a gift to several organizations or the different ways of giving through life insurance.

For me, planned giving is a kind of hidden treasure. You would be amazed if you knew the financial impact your donation can have if it’s well planned!

Miriem Mkinsi
Advisor, Philanthropic Development
La rue des Femmes Foundation

Whether you want to know more or have specific questions, feel free to contact me at mmkinsi@laruedesfemmes.org, 514 284-9665.

The suggestions provided here describe only some of the possible ways to make a planned donation to La rue des Femmes, in accordance with current tax laws. We suggest that you consult your notary, accountant or financial planner to learn more about the various options available and their tax benefits.