What is Legacy Giving?
Legacy giving to the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust means that you make bequests to HHLT in your will. Bequests can take two forms:
- A bequest of land may increase the area of ecologically sensitive lands and waters in Haliburton County that HHLT protects for generations to come.
- A financial bequest enables HHLT to maintain our properties, undertake new research, and educate the public on environmental stewardship. A financial bequest can be:
- Allocating a specific lump sum cash amount in your estate.
- Allocating residual cash from your estate.
- Making HHLT the beneficiary of either a new or existing life insurance policy.
- Donating publicly traded securities (equities, mutual funds, or ETFs,) or fixed income securities.
- Making HHLT the beneficiary of your RRIF or RRSP.
Why Consider Legacy Giving?
There are two main reasons for considering a legacy gift.
Remembering the HHLT in your will enables you to join forces with people who are as passionate about this land as you are, and whose desire to see it protected is as strong as yours. HHLT recognizes the personal relationship that so many of our donors have with this place: many donating families have been living, cottaging, or stewarding the land in Haliburton for generations.
A gift of land or money in your will may also reduce the income tax liability faced by your heirs. In Ontario you have several options on how to structure your legacy, some of which have important tax implications or benefits. It’s always a good idea to consult your lawyer and/or financial advisor on what would make most sense for you and your estate
How do I find out more about Legacy Giving?
Please Click Here to download a brochure that goes into detail about the Land Trust and our legacy planning structure that you can share with your legal advisor.
If you would like to speak to an HHLT board member about legacy giving, please fill in the short form below requesting follow-up.
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