Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

Your Gift to Future Generations

Direct Your Support

There are two ways to include the National Ballet in your estate plans: 
1. To provide the National Ballet with direct assistance to meet its current priorities, consider leaving your gift to The National Ballet of Canada. These gifts can be directed for a specific purpose, or more frequently are left to The National Ballet of Canada with flexibility to determine how your gift can best be used to support its mission.
2. 
If you want your gift to last in perpetuity, direct your gift to The National Ballet of Canada, Endowment Foundation. The principal is protected, and the annual investment gains are disbursed to The National Ballet of Canada. You can direct the disbursements to be used for specific long-term purposes (through the creation of a Named Fund) or left to the Foundation with flexibility to determine how your gift can best support the National Ballet from year to year.

Types of Gifts

A residual gift leaves “all the rest, residue and remainder” of the estate to a charity(s) after the general and specific gifts have been made to family and friends. If more than one charity is involved, the will can specify a percentage of the residue to each. A specific gist leaves a percentage of an estate to the National Ballet. 

Sample Language

  The National Ballet of Canada The National Ballet of Canada, Endowment Foundation
Residual Gift

My estate trustees shall pay ___ (all or %) of the residue of my estate to The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto, ON, with the charitable registration number 11905 1449 RR0001, to be used as The National Ballet of Canada may deem appropriate.

My estate trustees shall pay ___ (all or %) of the residue of my estate to The National Ballet of Canada, Endowment Foundation, Toronto, ON, with the charitable registration number 88989 8722 RR0001, to be used as The National Ballet of Canada, Endowment Foundation may deem appropriate.

Specific Gift 

My estate trustees shall pay the sum of $___ (or transfer assets with an equal value) to The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto, ON, with the charitable registration number 11905 1449 RR0001, to be used as The National Ballet of Canada may deem appropriate.

My estate trustees shall pay the sum of $___ (or transfer assets with an equal value) to The National Ballet of Canada, Endowment Foundation, with the charitable registration number 88989 8722 RR0001, to be used as The National Ballet of Canada, Endowment Foundation may deem appropriate.

Please note that in making any changes to your will, or when creating a new will, you should consult with your own professional advisor such as a lawyer, financial planner or accountant.

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