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How You Can Help

Leave a Legacy

Legacy Circle members support the YWCA into the future with a gift in their will. 

To learn more, contact JoAnne Fahr at | 604 895 5829, Shantal Cashman at | 604-895-5859, or Adriane King at | 604 895 5864.


Designate a gift in your will to a service area (housing or child care, for example) or where there will be the greatest need.   



Establish an endowment with a gift of $25,000 or more.  

A YWCA Legacy Endowment fund is for donors who do not designate their endowment gifts, or who want to contribute less than $25,000.  


RRSPs and RRIFs 

Designate the YWCA as the beneficiary of your Registered Retirement Saving Plan (RRSP) or Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF), or by making a gift in your will equal to the proceeds from your RRSP and RRIF.   

Gifts of property 

Donate real estate, works of art, jewellery and prized collections to the YWCA. 


Charitable remainder trusts 

Any trust, where all or a portion of the remaining trust assets are distributed to the YWCA at the termination of the trust. CRTs can be during one’s lifetime or established at death, can be either revocable or irrevocable and can be funded with cash, securities or real estate. 



Purchase a charitable annuity that makes a contribution to the YWCA, and in turn receive guaranteed payments for life. 

When making your legacy gift, please identify the YWCA by its legal name: Young Women’s Christian Association (located in Vancouver).

Our address: 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2E8

Charitable Registration: 108227943 RR0001