Legacy Giving

Including The ACT Arts Centre in your estate planning will help expand and enhance The ACT Arts Centre and Arts Council programs to serve the needs of our growing community into the future.

There are a variety of ways to make such a gift, many with significant tax advantages to you and your family. This guide will help you explore the options and plan your gift, and explain how you are recognized for your generosity.

What to give

A Planned Gift is any major gift, made in your lifetime or as part of your overall financial planning and/or estate planning.

Here are some examples of Planned Gifts:

  • bequests

  • cash

  • appreciated securities or stock

  • real estate

  • life insurance

  • RRSPs, RIFs

We accept gifts of any size, and are grateful to be a part of your plans. To find out more, please contact Lyndsay MacAulay, Development Officer at 604 476-2793

How to give

Gifts can benefit The ACT Arts Centre in operating funds on an annual basis. Legacy giving including major gifts can be used to support programming, productions, education and community outreach.

You will need our legal name and our Registered Charity Business Number:

The ACT/MRPM Arts Council
Registered Charity ID 107663312 RR0001

Although BC’s new regulations make it easier to add to your existing will, we suggest you work with your lawyer, financial planner, or accountant as you make your decision, to ensure that your gift is in accord with your charitable goals, and clearly expresses your wishes.

How you are recognized

We value your support and recognize your contribution in many ways!

You don’t have to advise us that you have left a gift to The ACT Arts Centre in your estate plans, but we would love to be able to recognize you by name in our season brochure, annual print programs and on The ACT website, or if you prefer, you can remain anonymous.

By letting us know your plans, we can celebrate with you – and share our love of the arts together.

Donating Securities

Donating securities helps you save tax and helps support The ACT Arts Centre and Arts Council programs. We gratefully receive gifts in the form of publicly listed securities (including stocks, bonds and mutual funds). Canada has long provided generous tax incentives for Canadians who donate to charitable organizations. Since 2006, an additional incentive has allowed Canadians to donate publicly-traded securities with unrealized gains.

For individuals with securities that have appreciated in value, donating shares, in lieu of cash, to a registered charity can be advantageous.

The information contained herein is for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide financial, legal, accounting or tax advice and should not be relied upon in that regard. You should consult directly with your financial advisor before acting on any matter discussed herein. Individual situations may vary.