Wills & Bequests

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Wills & Bequests

Remembering Luther College in your Will is an act that is generous, powerful, and surprisingly simple.

Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the simplest and most flexible ways to create a lasting legacy. It allows you to make a meaningful gift to Luther College in the future without reducing your cash flow or savings today. It is also a highly effective way to reduce estate taxes which helps increase the remaining value of your estate for your beneficiaries. Perhaps most importantly, a gift in your Will is a lasting statement of your generosity and care for our students and the Luther community – a gift of which you and your family can be proud.

How does a bequest work?

A charitable bequest is a gift made through your Will that becomes available after your lifetime.  Bequests are the most common form of legacy gifts made by Canadians.  Your estate will receive a donation receipt for the full value of your bequest.  This receipt will be used to reduce taxes owing on your final tax return.

Sample Bequest Clauses

Bequests are simple and easy to arrange and you have the right to change it at any time.  Your bequest can be for a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or the residue of your estate i.e. what’s left over after your debts, administration expenses and other bequest have been paid.

Click here to view our Sample Bequest Clauses.

What if I already have a Will?

If you already have a Will, it is generally a simple process to revise it to include a bequest.  Depending on the changes you would like to make, it may be possible to add a codicil to your Will.  We suggest you speak to your lawyer on the best course of action to take.

Other Ways to Leave a Legacy Gift

Gifts of Life Insurance, Beneficial interest in RRSPs, RRIFs, Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) and securities and mutual funds, can all help support Luther College. We are happy to chat with you if you want more information about these options.

What are my next steps?

  1. Contact your lawyer about drafting or revisiting your Will, or adding a codicil.  Bring the following information to your appointment:

    Legal Name: Luther College, Regina
    Charitable Registration Number: 10765 0061 RR0001
  1. Discuss your decision with your family and loved ones, and be sure they know how to contact your lawyer and where you keep a copy of your Will.
  1. If you feel comfortable, let us know about your gift. This will allow us to express our gratitude to you and add your name to our list of donors who have told us they will be remembering Luther College in their will.  It will also allow us to ensure that we understand how you wish us to use your gift to support the College. 

Click here to view our Legacy Gift Intention Form

Visionaries Society

When you leave Luther College a gift in your Will, you join our Visionaries Society, a very special group of people who have let us know they have planned to leave a bequest or legacy gift to Luther College. 

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us.

Maureen Harrison, CFRE
Director of Development
Luther College
Phone: (306) 791-9175
Email: maureen.harrison@luthercollege.edu