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Leave a gift in your will

 

Leave a legacy for freedom and justice

Including Amnesty International in my will means my voice will endure as part of the global chorus defending human rights.

After you have provided for your loved ones, I hope you will join with me in including Amnesty International in your will so that future generations will know freedom and justice.

 

- Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International

 

Change—so much of it starts with the will of one person

CREDIT: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty

Your bequest to Amnesty International in Canada could help free an innocent prisoner. It could save the life of a woman or man on death row, or ena-ble Amnesty to stand between the torturer and the tortured. It could also help to protect refugees and other communities facing mass human rights abuses.

Together over the years, we’ve made some incredible progress. But many of our victories take time. Nasrin Sotoudeh, Iranian human rights lawyer (pictured to the left) served three years of her six-year sentence before being released. She was in prison for her work defending the rights of children and women.

A gift in your will can help Amnesty International continue to defend others like Nasrin who speak out for human rights.

 

What you need to know: sample wording for wills

Sample wording for a residual gift in your will:
“I give to Amnesty International Canadian Section (English Speak-ing) currently of 312 Laurier Ave East, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 1H9, all (or __ %) of the residue of my estate, to be used at the discretion of the organization.”

Sample wording for a specific gift in your will:
“I give to Amnesty International Canadian Section (English Speak-ing) currently of 312 Laurier Ave East, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 1H9, the sum of $__ to be used at the discretion of the organization.”

Download Amnesty's legal information and sample wording for wills

 

For more information:

Download our full information package about leaving a gift in your will, as well as other ways of giving.

 

 

More ways to leave a legacy gift

Whatever form of legacy gift, you will pass on the values that you believe in and stand for during your lifetime. Your legacy gift, whatever its size, will help stop human rights violations for future generations .
Bequests
Life insurance
RRSP’s and RRIF’s
Stocks and Securities

 

We’d love to hear from you!

Amnesty Activist since 1982
Member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners since 1999

 

 

For more than a decade, Heather Warren, our Gift Planner, has been assisting people like you who plan to leave a bequest in their will to Amnesty International. Please contact Heather Warren if you would like to include a gift in your will, or you are considering other types of legacy gifts.

Heather Warren
Tel.: 613-744-7667, ext 239
Email: hwarren@amnesty.ca

 

Disclaimer

The Legacy Giving information on this website is provided for general information purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice and assistance from your lawyer, financial advisor, or tax consultant.

We recommend that you discuss your plans with your lawyer and/or financial advisor before proceeding with a legacy gift.

 

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