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Will – Residual Bequests

By working together, your legacy gift can help Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provide medical care to people in life-threatening situations in the future, while providing you and your family with substantial tax and estate planning benefits. We can assist with a number of legacy giving options.

A gift to Doctors Without Borders can be included in your will simply by naming Doctors Without Borders as a beneficiary.  Please download our legacy giving brochure or follow the links below to find out more.

It is recommended that you seek independent professional advice from your lawyer or financial advisor when preparing or considering making a legacy gift.

 

Writing a will

A will ensures that your family and loved ones are provided for in the future in the way that you want.  It can also enable you to save the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people by including Doctors Without Borders as a beneficiary.

Your gift can be residual, a percentage of the remainder of your estate after all your other provisions have been made, or specific, a fixed amount or percentage of cash, securities or property.  After your lifetime, Doctors Without Borders will receive your gift.

 

Sample wording

Residual gift

“I give to Doctors Without Borders Canada/Médecins Sans Frontières Canada currently located at 551 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 0N8 __________ ( % ) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to be used for its general charitable purposes.”

Specific gift

“I give to Doctors Without Borders Canada/Médecins Sans Frontières Canada currently located at 551 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 0N8 the sum of $__________ to be used in support of its general charitable purposes.”

WHEN PREPARING YOUR WILL, PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR LEGAL NAME IS:

Doctors Without Borders Canada/Médecins Sans Frontières Canada

551 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 0N8

Charitable Registration No: 13527 5857 RR0001

Adding MSF to an existing will

If you already have a will, it is easy to include Doctors Without Borders by adding a codicil.  A codicil is an additional legal document that lets you amend your will without needing to re-write it.  Please ask your lawyer for more information on using a codicil to include MSF in your estate planning.

Benefits of a charitable bequest

A gift to Doctors Without Borders in your will can also provide tax benefits that will be passed on to your heirs. When you make a donation to Doctors Without Borders through your will, the gift can be claimed against 100% of net income on the final two lifetime tax returns.  In some instances, making a charitable donation can offset taxes, ensuring that gifts to family and friends are worth more.

 

Restricted gifts

Doctors Without Borders does not know where the greatest medical need or natural disaster will be in the future.  An unrestricted estate gift in support of our overall mission saves lives during health crises without delay. If you feel strongly about a specific cause or context, please call us to discuss your options.

Speak to an Doctors Without Borders Canada representative

For more information on remembering Doctors Without Borders in your will, or to request a legacy giving brochure in the mail, please contact a member of our personal giving team at:

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada

551 Adelaide Street West

Toronto, ON M5V 0N8

legacy@msf.org

+1 416 642-3473

+1 800 982 7903 (Toll free) ext. 3473

Fax:  416-963-8707

Inform us of your gift

If you have already created a legacy gift and you wish to let us now about your gift, please take a moment to fill out our Statement of Intent form. Any information you provide will remain strictly confidential.