Planned Giving enables donors to support the TAC Foundation through future bequests or lifetime gifts which will be recognized through the Foundation’s Donor Program.
The Foundation will recognize bequests and other future commitments upon receipt of confirmation in writing that legal arrangements for the donation have been put in place (e.g. change to will). Following confirmation of the gift, Planned Giving contributors will be acknowledged during the year the bequest is confirmed as well as the year in which it is received.
An unrestricted (specific amount) bequest is the simplest form of giving. This can be done by including a clause in your will such as the following:
“I give to the Transportation Association of Canada Foundation the sum of $ _______ for such use and purpose as the Board of Directors may determine to support the education and research needs of the Canadian transportation industry”.
Make sure you consult your lawyer to ensure your will is prepared properly.
Bequests can also be directed to the TAC Foundation Endowment Fund. Interest and dividends from the Endowment Fund will be used to ensure that the Foundation has the financial resources available to fund its programs and activities. Contributing to the Fund is a great way to ensure the long-term viability of the TAC Foundation and its aims.