Frequently Asked Questions
I would like to continue my legacy through BBBSO's mission in the future. What do I need to do?
There are two ways to continue your legacy through BBBSO's work: leaving a gift in your will or investing a gift in BBBSO's endowment fund.
Leaving a gift -
You can arrange for a gift several ways, the most common being through a bequest in your will. If you have a professional you're working with like a financial planner, lawyer, accountant or insurance agent, you can talk to them about leaving a legacy gift. A professional can also explain the tax benefits of making a planned gift.
BBBSO's Endowment Fund -
You can make as many donations for any amount to the endowment fund as you would like, and specify what the funds are used for if you wish. By making gifts to BBBSO's endowment fund, your gift is being invested over time so that its long-term impact on the community can be amplified. You can also name yourself or your family when making your gift so that you and your family can be recognized for generations to come, leaving a strong footprint on the community.
I would like to leave a gift in memory of a loved one. Can I do that?
A gift is a wonderful way to recognize someone who has made a difference in your life. You can also create a named fund and this kind of gift can be arranged through your will, the same way that you would leave a personal gift from your estate. Be clear that 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?
That is up to you. BBBSO would like to know in advance so that we can recognize your generosity, and it also gives us the opportunity to tell you about specific opportunities for giving. However, whether you let the organization know of your plans is up to you to decide.
For more information about BBBSO's Building Futures Funds, contact Monique Flocco at 613-247-4776 x319