Support YWCA

Every gift in every Will makes a difference and helps us to continue to offer programs and services as the needs of our community change.

A charitable bequest made through your Will is a simple and impactful way of giving. It allows you to leave a larger gift than would be possible during your lifetime.

By planning today, you can have a tremendous impact. Your support will allow us to continue to lead, support, and advocate for women, girls, and families when and where they need us — for years to come.

How it works

To make a charitable bequest, you need a current Will or revocable living trust. After your lifetime, YWCA Edmonton receives your gift. Your gift can be made as:

A Specific Piece of Property



A Percentage of Your Estate


Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift offers:

  • Flexibility: Because you’re not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.
  • Versatility: You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to us.
  • Satisfaction: You can provide a future gift while retaining control of your assets during your lifetime.

Other benefits include:

  • A charitable tax receipt to your estate
  • Reduction or elimination of estate taxes through careful planning
  • An opportunity to honour or memorialize yourself or a loved one by establishing a named endowment fund

Putting your family first

Emergencies happen, and you need to make sure your family is financially taken care of first.

When planning a future gift, it’s sometimes difficult to determine what size of a donation will make sense.  Including a bequest of a percentage of your estate ensures that your gift will remain proportionate no matter how your estate’s value fluctuates over the years.

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Make your Planned Gift today!

Leaving a gift to YWCA Edmonton in your Will is simple.

  1. Speak to your lawyer about drafting or revising your Will or adding a codicil. Here is some sample wording to reference.
  2. Take a moment to complete this confidential Planned Gift Confirmation Form and return it to us. Letting us know that you have made a bequest allows us the opportunity to thank you today and ensure that your gift can accomplish what you’d like.

Interested? Contact:

Marty van Sloun
Manager, Fund Development
Direct | 780.970.6503
Email |

Deborah McKinnon
Director, Fund Development
Direct | 780.970.6505    

YWCA Charity Integrity

YWCA Edmonton is a registered Canadian charity (#10822 7935 RR0001).

We’re a member of Imagine Canada and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). We do our utmost to ensure that our fund development practices are ethical and transparent. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about out fundraising practices.

With your support, we can provide critical help and resources to women and their families, when and where they need us.