Have you considered a gift to the New Westminster Symphony Society in your Will? This is a wonderful opportunity to continue your generous support to the NWSS so that our music will continue long into the 21st century. Our orchestra began in 1915 and remains strong today due to support from patrons like you.
What is a “planned gift”?
A "planned gift" can be as simple as a gift which is promised today but is given at a later date. Every gift, no matter the size, will make a difference. A gift to the New Westminster Symphony Society in your Will shows that you have ensured the continuation of great classical music in the Lower Mainland for future generations.
A planned gift to the New Westminster Symphony Society comes to the NWSS upon your passing, or the passing of your surviving beneficiary, through a special clause in your Will. A planned gift, as opposed to a gift given now, has the advantage of not affecting your current financial resources.
You may specify that your gift is to be either unrestricted -- to be used by the New Westminster Symphony Society wherever the need is greatest, or restricted -- where your gift is for a specific purpose. We encourage you to consult a representative of the New Westminster Symphony Society and your own legal advisor before finalizing a gift to the NWSS, to ensure that your intended gift will fulfill your wishes and meet the needs of the NWSS.
How can I arrange a planned gift?
Leaving a planned gift can be as simple as adding a clause in your Will or designating the New Westminster Symphony Society as a beneficiary in your Life Insurance policy. Choosing the best option for you may require discussing your plans with your lawyer, financial advisor or insurance agent.
If you wish to give a gift without restriction to the New Westminster Symphony Society, please consider this wording for your Will:
"I give to the New Westminster Symphony Society the sum of $________, or _______ percent of my estate (or the residue) to be used for purposes approved by the Board of Directors of the New Westminster Symphony Society".
If you wish to specify how your gift is to be used, please consider this wording for your Will:
"I give to the New Westminster Symphony Society the sum of $________, or _______ percent of my estate (or the residue) to be used for the following purpose (s):" (describe your purpose)
The benefits of your gift
Your gift will be used to maintain the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra’s annual program of community classical music concerts. If your gift is designated to promote a particular aspect of the NWSS and the Orchestra, your wishes will be met.
You may wish to speak with the Treasurer of the New Westminster Symphony Society who, under the direction of the NWSS Board of Directors, will ensure that your gift makes the greatest impact on the future of classical music in the Lower Mainland. If you are leaving a gift in your Will or thinking about leaving a gift, the NWSS Board of Directors would like to know. Please contact us at info (at) nwso.ca Thank you for considering our request for your support.
Best musical wishes from,
THE NEW WESTMINSTER SYMPHONY SOCIETY
The New Westminster Symphony Society is registered under the Income Tax Act of Canada. Our registered charity number is 88915 6790 RR0001. The NWSS also is registered under the British Columbia Society Act. Our registered society number is S.5582.