Ways to Give
People support the Museum for many reasons. They may be inspired by the vision, they may care about a particular human rights story or issue, or they may care about the economic impact the Museum will have on Canada and the world.
As the reasons for support are diverse, so too are the means by which donors can contribute. All donors have different liquid and capital resources at their disposal and should carefully consider the giving vehicle to ensure maximum benefit to themselves and the Museum.
Donations to the campaign can be made over a five-year pledge period, to maximize contributions.
Outright gifts represent the most direct and beneficial means of responding to the Museum’s immediate need, which is to complete construction. Outright gifts include:
a) Cash contributions
b) Stocks and bonds – including flow-through shares
c) Paid-up life insurance policies
d) Real property
These types of gifts entitle donors to take advantage of income tax benefits in the form of tax credits for individuals and deductions from net income for corporations.
Please contact your legal and financial advisor when deciding on the optimal way to make your donation.
a) One Time Donation
Donations of $15 and more will receive an official Canadian tax receipt.
b) Monthly Donation
Becoming a monthly supporter is a convenient way to make a substantial, long-term investment.
c) Multi-Year Pledge
Making a multi-year pledge is an easy way to increase the amount of your gift.
Multi-year pledges may be fulfilled over a three, four or five-year time period. You will receive regular installment reminders with payment options and receive recognition for the full amount of your pledge.
d) Groups and Organizations
A number of organizations have organized fundraising campaigns in support of the Museum. When you give as a member of one of these organizations, your donation will be added to the group total. You will also be personally recognized for your gift. If you belong to one of these groups, please select the appropriate name from this list.
e) Planned Gifts
For those who wish to make a significant gift to the Museum and who wish to retain some or all of the income or other benefits of the asset for a specified period, a planned gift provides a good opportunity and tax advantages.
A planned gift is one made in trust to the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights such as land, a home, stock, etc. with income or other benefits from the donated gift retained by the donor or other beneficiaries for as long as they live or until the specified time expires. Planned gifts can also be an important part of an estate plan, such as a bequest, through which the donor leaves cash, securities, real estate, or other assets to be transferred upon death.
Please consult appropriate legal and financial advisors when planning a gift to the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
f) Recognition Opportunities
Please contact Kathy Penner at 204-289-2272 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about recognition opportunities that are available for major gifts.