Plan a Legacy

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Simply put, planned giving enables you to plan meaningful gifts to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia that reflect your beliefs and values.

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Please contact Sarah Lyon for any questions about leaving a gift in your will.

 

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Plan a Legacy

You can give Help for Today… Hope for Tomorrow®.

Become a LIVING LEGEND. Plan a legacy gift.

Simply put, planned giving enables you to plan meaningful gifts to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia that reflect your beliefs and values.

A gift in your will, also called a bequest, makes a lasting impact. It can also help you make a much larger gift than may otherwise be possible, ensuring the best possible help for today and hope for tomorrow.

Click here for sample bequest language.

Click here for a sample codicil to add to an existing will.

Click here for Estate Executors and Advisors.

Click here for Gift of Securities.

  • Donate stocks, bonds and mutual funds to make life better for those living with dementia while taking advantage of tax benefits on your appreciated securities
  • When you give a new or existing life insurance policy to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, you’re turning small monthly premiums into a significant gift.
  • In just minutes, you can plan a gift of RRSP/RRIF funds that will make a difference to those living with dementia in Nova Scotia.
  • Learn more about how you can invest gifts of property, trusts and annuities in the search for a cure for dementia.

For more information on making meaningful gifts to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia that reflect your beliefs and values, while leaving a unique legacy to memorialize those values and beliefs during your lifetime and beyond, please contact your lawyer or financial planner.

Name: Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

Charitable number: 106705379 RR0001

Contact: Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia
112-2719 Gladstone Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 4W6
Tel: 902-422-7961 or toll-free within Nova Scotia 1-800-611-6345
Fax: 902-422-7971
Email: [email protected]

A Legacy in the Making

Alexa McDonough is not afraid to buck tradition and carve her own path. Most of us know her for her ground-breaking roles as the federal and provincial leader of the New Democrat Party.

And she’s about to do it again.

Alexa has agreed to be featured in the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia’s first legacy giving advertisements. Not everyone is willing to talk about their will or their plans. But Alexa shared with us her intention to leave a gift in her will to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

Her legacy is a story of four generations in the making. Alexa experienced what so many families have – the sandwich generation. She was parenting her sons – Justin and Travis – while her parents were on their dementia journey. Because of her experience, she became a valuable leader with the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia’s board of governors.

Her family has been involved with the Society for many years. Justin started volunteering with the Alzheimer Society with the door-to-door campaign as a teenager, eventually serving as board president. But it’s at the Halifax Walk for Alzheimer’s that the McDonough family contribution is most public. Alexa, Justin and Travis bring their whole family out to walk. If you regularly attend the Halifax walk, you've probably seen Alexa’s grandkids participating before they could take their first steps. Now the adults have to up their pace to keep up with the kids.

Travis, Alexa and Justin’s public support of the walk continues to encourage others to participate. She hopes the advertisements will encourage others to participate in legacy giving. Alexa’s choice to make a gift in her will – and share that decision with you – is your invitation to join her in making a bequest. It’s easy to leave a gift in your will and a unique way to make a difference to those living with dementia in Nova Scotia.

Because of Alexa’s past role on the board, she knows the importance of donations that stay in our province for programs and services that help those who need the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Alexa trusts that current and future volunteers will make good decisions, motivated by our motto of providing help for today and hope for tomorrow. And, as she was quick to point out if she doesn’t feel that way in the future, her gift is revocable.

Like Alexa, by choosing to make a gift in your will, you are providing critical financial support to benefit future generations. You can also feel good knowing your gift will have an enormous impact on your community today and tomorrow. Leaving a gift in your will may be one of the most fulfilling decisions you will ever make, and it’s easier than you think. Consider joining her in making a gift in your will.

Since the founding of the Society in 1983, over 150 people have made a gift in their will to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Because of their bequests, people living with dementia in Nova Scotia over the past thirty years have had the information, education and support they needed on their dementia journey.