Leave your legacy with a gift in your Will today and help protect the animals today and for our future.
Why create a Legacy Gift for IFAW?
Here at IFAW we understand creating your Legacy Gift is an important decision to ensure your loved ones and the charitable interests you care about are included. If you are thinking of leaving a gift in your Will to IFAW, you will continue to partner with us and others on current and future projects rescuing and protecting more animals around the world.
Planning your solicitor visit
Before you visit your solicitor, it’s a great idea to plan exactly what you think you might put into your Will, dividing up everything you own (your assets) from everything you owe (liabilities).
Below is our simple checklist of things to consider:
- Make a list of everything you own (your assets).
- Make a list of everything you owe (your liabilities).
- Make a list of everyone and any causes that you might want to benefit from your Will.
- Think about two people who you would like to act as executors of your Will. Most people choose their solicitor firm to do this and they will be able to advise on the charges this will incur. You can also choose family members or friends. Think about two people who will witness your Will – you will need to ensure these people do not benefit from your Will in order to be able to witness it.
Our Free Will Service
We have teamed up with the National Free Wills Network to provide you with a simple Will, written or updated for free. Although we hope you choose to leave a gift in your Will to IFAW if you use this service, you are not obliged to do so.
If you do decide to leave a gift in your Will, we will be so grateful to you for choosing to help future generations, and we promise that every penny of your legacy will be used to continue helping animals and people thrive together for many years to come.
Using our Free Will Service is easy:
- Request a pack by email
- You’ll receive your pack in the post, which contain a list of up to 6 solicitors close by to you who you can choose from to visit.
- Take with you your list of everything you own/owe along with the yellow form inside the pack.
- Your solicitor will be able to deem whether your Will is free under the scheme (if it is a simple Will) or if any extra charges will be incurred to you.
- The yellow form will be filled out by you and your solicitor, and sent back to the National Free Wills Network.
- We will then pay the agreed amount for your Will.
- You must be 55 or over to use this service
- It is currently available in the province of Ontario only
We are here to help. Get in touch.
If you are a supporter, executor or solicitor and would like more information, please contact:
If you would like to hear more about our work or have any questions, please contact:
Supporter Relations Team
Handy information for Executors and Solicitors
If you are administering an estate that leaves a gift to IFAW, then we would be really grateful if you could notify us as soon as possible and include the following:
- Full name and address of the deceased
- The executor’s name and contact details
- A copy of the Will
- Any information you may hold regarding the reason for the generous bequest
These details enable us to stop any future mailings to the deceased and end a monthly donation if they had been a supporter of ours, and enable us to administer their estate in accordance with the guidelines produced by the Charity Commission, and our Auditors.
All gifts are looked after by our Legacy Manager in our Ottawa office and she will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
If you are a solicitor, please contact:
Supporters Relations and Legacy Manager
Questions and Answers
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