Leave a Legacy of Hope
Support Children in Your Community
As a leader in supporting and helping at-risk children and youth, our mentorship programs see a community-wide return for years to come.
BBBSO continues to provide life-saving programs thanks to the generous contributions and kindness of all our supporters. With planned giving programs like the Big Supporters Club (for monthly giving) and the Building Futures Fund (for legacy giving), Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa can plan to reach more children every year.
Get In Touch
To inquire about legacy giving or to learn more about BBBSO’s Building Futures Fund, you can read our FAQ section below, or contact:
Monique Flocco | Manager, Resource Development and Communications
(613) 247 – 4776 ext. 319
From A Supporter
“Our greatest success is in the eyes of young children who flourish in our unique one-to-one mentoring program. As a former Big Brother, I understand that mentoring changes lives and makes futures brighter.
“When I was first matched with Rob, he was a shy 10-year-old. It has been so rewarding to see him gain confidence, to flourish, as a teen and then as a young man and ultimately graduate from University with a Masters in Aerospace Engineering. Rob has great potential and a wonderful future ahead. And I was very proud to have him as part of my wedding party.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa is about building futures and that is why I have decided to leave a bequest in my will to this great organization. It’s very important for me to know that BBBSO will continue to be there for the next generation of children and youth.
“They are, after all, our future.”
~John Ouellette, Alumni BBBSO
Legacy Giving FAQ
I would like to continue my legacy through BBBSO’s mission in the future. What do I need to do?
There are three ways to continue your legacy through BBBSO’s work:
- Leave a gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa in your will
- Investing a gift in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa’s endowment fund
- Provide a gift of stocks and securities to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa
How do I leave a gift in my will?
There are a few ways to leave a gift in your will, the most common being a bequest in your will. If you have a professional helping you write your will, like a financial planner, a lawyer, an accountant, or an insurance agent, you can talk to them about leaving a legacy gift.
A professional can also help explain the tax benefits of making a planned gift.
How does BBBSO’s Endowment Fund work?
You can make as many donations for any amount to the endowment fund as you would like. If you have something specific you would like the funds used for, you can specify what these funds should be used for.
By gifting BBBSO’s endowment fund, your gift is invested over time, so that its long-term impact on the community are amplified. You can choose to name yourself or your family when making the gift, so you and your family are recognized for leaving a strong foundation in the community.
Can I leave a gift in memory of a loved one?
A gift is a wonderful way to recognize someone who has made a difference in your life. You can also create a named fund, a gift that is arranged through your will the same way you would leave a personal gift from your estate. Be clear the gift is given in memory of a particular person and/or for a specific use.
Do I tell BBBSO I’ve left a gift?
Whether you want to let us know you’ve left BBBSO a gift is completely up to you! We are happy whenever we hear about your plans for a legacy or endowment gift.
If you decide to contact us, let us know in advance of your gift, so we can recognize you for your generosity. It also gives us the opportunity to tell you about specific opportunities for giving.