Planned Giving

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Planned Giving 2016-11-16T19:54:29+00:00

Planned Giving

More and more donors are discovering Planned Giving is another way to give to the Central Okanagan Food Bank. Deciding what legacy gift is right for you is just as important as your decision to leave a legacy.

Donors Support Us Through

  • Bequests or gifts from a will
  • Donating employee stock options
  • Gifts of life insurance
  • Gifts of real estate
  • Gifts of securities
  • Proceeds from retirement funds

Food Bank Charitable Foundation

Five years ago, we established our very own Charitable Foundation to create a lasting funding solution. Eventually, the Foundation account will provide annual grants to help meet our operational expenses. Additional contributions will grow the fund each year, thereby increasing the amount of the annual grant. Ultimately, we aim to reduce our reliance on direct fundraising, sustaining our budget through Foundation grants while growing the foundation fund principal.

It is a win, win, win! The Food Bank can continue to do what we do best – serving families and children in need, ensuring the growing demand for our services is met while spending less time on fundraising. Our Charitable Foundation provides clients the nutritional support they require, and helps contributors meet their philanthropic goals while maximizing their tax and other financial benefits.

You do not have to be wealthy to leave a legacy. Today, the individual contributions of ordinary people help keep the Food Bank going on a daily basis. By establishing a bequest through our Charitable Foundation, individuals can leave a legacy that supports our mission now and in the future.

Giving to the Central Okanagan Food Bank can last beyond your lifetime. Like planting an apple seed, planned giving creates a legacy of ongoing support, one that honours the donor while helping future generations. Call Mark O’Hara at Investors Group (250.762.3329 ext 5257) to see how you can invest in the future of our needy children today!