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Suggested Wording for Your Will
While the wording in your will may be very simple, the benefits to the Foundation—and thus the community—will be immense.

Suggested wording for an unrestricted bequest: I give the sum of ________ dollars to the Salt Spring Island Foundation to be used for any purposes the Salt Spring Island Foundation sees fit.
Suggested wording for an unrestricted bequest of the residue of your estate: I give the residue of my estate*

[OR __% of the residue] to the Salt Spring Island Foundation to be used for its general purposes as the Salt Spring Island Foundation sees fit.

Suggested wording for a restricted-use bequest: I give the sum of _______ dollars to the Salt Spring Island Foundation to be used for________________ [please contact Carol Biely to discuss your proposed field of interest]. If unforeseen circumstances make the specified use of this gift no longer practical or desirable as determined by the board of trustees of the Salt Spring Island Foundation, the board of trustees of the Salt Spring Island Foundation may change the terms of the specified use, such change to be as far as possible in keeping with the general intent of this gift.

Suggested wording for a restricted-use bequest of the residue of your estate: I give the residue of my estate* [OR __% of the residue] to the Salt Spring Island Foundation to be used for _____________ [please contact the Foundation to discuss your proposed field of interest or designation]. If unforeseen circumstances make the specified use of this gift no longer practical or desirable, as determined by the board of trustees of the Salt Spring Island Foundation, the board of trustees of the Salt Spring Island Foundation may change the terms of the specified use, such change to be as far as possible in keeping with the general intent of this gift.

* The “residue” of an estate is the amount remaining after any debts, expenses, outright bequests, and taxes are paid. A gift of the residue can be expressed in your will as the total amount of the residue, or as a percentage of the residue.

“Thank you for being one of our most loyal supporters. Without you, the community would not have safe community pathways around Ganges.”

Jean Gelwicks, Island Pathways Board, and Chair, Partners Creating Pathways

“Salt Spring Island Community Services has benefitted immensely from the SSI Foundation over the years. They clearly recognize the need to assist vulnerable people in our community.”

Rob Grant, Executive Director, Salt Spring Island Community Services

“We continue to appreciate the Foundation’s support for the work of the Salt Spring Island Conservancy, as well as your support for so many other good projects on the island. Thank you so much for the difference you make in our community.”

Photo credit David Borrowman
Christine Torgrimson, Executive Director, Salt Spring Island Conservancy

“The Foundation helps create a truly liveable community by supporting a vast array of projects.”

Cicela Månsson, Executive and Artistic Director, ArtSpring

“If you are considering charitable giving as part of your financial planning, the Salt Spring Foundation will ensure that your money is well looked after and applied locally to worthwhile causes.”

Andrew Ross-Collins, President, Gulf Islands Marine Rescue Society