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Leaving a Legacy Gift to Weizmann is an extraordinary statement of your generosity and commitment to the future of research.

Help Weizmann Scientists Make the World a Better Place

Leave a Gift in Your Will

Give a Gift of Life Insurance

Make a Gift of Registered Funds

Leave a Gift in Your Will

Including a gift in your will is one of the simplest and most common types of Legacy gifts. Your estate gift may specify a certain sum of money, a share or percentage of the estate, or the residual of the estate to be donated to Weizmann.

Benefits:
• You have the use of the capital during your lifetime.

• A tax-effective way to support Weizmann as it reduces taxes owed by your estate. Your estate will benefit from a donation tax receipt.

• Your estate can claim gifts equal to 100% of net income in the year of passing, in the preceding year, and in any of the five subsequent years when taxes are owed by the estate.

• A flexible gift which can be altered during your lifetime.

Sample bequest wording:
“I give, devise and bequeath (property/percentage/dollar amount) to The Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science to be used to support the Weizmann Institute.”


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Give a Gift of Life Insurance

By naming Weizmann the owner and beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy, you will receive a charitable tax receipt for the net cash surrender value of the policy and all future premium payments. You may also name Weizmann the beneficiary, but not the owner of a life insurance policy. In this case, your estate will receive a charitable tax receipt for the paid-out value of the policy upon death.

Benefits:
• Modest annual premiums can result in a significant future Legacy for Weizmann.

• You receive a charitable tax receipt based on the way the insurance was gifted.

• Gifts of life insurance are not part of your estate, so you are able to designate funds to the areas that matter most to you.

For more information, please contact:
Lori Sussman
Vice President, Major and Planned Giving
416-733-9220 Ext. 27 or loris@weizmann.ca

Make a Gift of Registered Funds (RRSPs/RRIFs/TFSAs)

For more than 80 years, Weizmann scientists have been dreaming of a better world. With your Legacy gift, you will give our scientists the flexibility to chase their ideas wherever they may lead and take advantage of future opportunities.

Weizmann can be a named beneficiary of Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP), Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIF), and Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSA).

Benefits:
• Remaining funds in most RRSPs/RRIFs/TFSAs become fully taxable as income in the year of death, usually at the highest tax rate. Naming Weizmann as the direct beneficiary of such plans generates a charitable tax receipt which will offset this tax.

• Gifts of registered funds are not part of your estate, so you are able to designate funds to the areas that matter most to you.

For more information, please contact:
Lori Sussman
Vice President, Major and Planned Giving
416-733-9220 Ext. 27 or loris@weizmann.ca