Life insurance is an easy and powerful way for you to help Baycrest and it offers financial benefits to you and your family.

There are three options:

  • Use an existing life insurance policy

    a) Designate “Baycrest Centre Foundation” as the owner and beneficiary of an existing policy that you no longer need. You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the cash surrender value.
    b) Or if the premiums still need to be paid on the policy and Baycrest becomes the owner and beneficiary, you will receive a charitable donation receipt for all payments made after the policy is assigned to “Baycrest Centre Foundation.”
  • Donate a new policy

    • Purchase a new life insurance policy and designate “Baycrest Centre Foundation” as the owner and beneficiary.  You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of the annual premium payments.

What are the benefits to you?

  • A gift of life insurance does not reduce the size of your estate.
  • You make small premium payments now towards a substantial gift later on. 
  • You can save tax dollars today. For new policies, the premiums that you pay are tax deductible.
  • A gift of an existing policy earns you an immediate tax receipt for the cash value of the policy.
  • The Sam Ruth Legacy Society honours individuals who have included the Baycrest Foundation in their estate plans.  Once a year, Legacy Society members meet for a luncheon and hear from an interesting guest speaker.
This is general information only and is intended for reference purposes. 
You should consult with an experienced estate planner or professional advisor
to help you make decisions that suit your financial and estate objectives.

Here’s what Baycrest’s donors have to say …

"We have to know that when we leave this earth, the legacy is bigger than our own lives and that of our family." - Fiona Benson

“Baycrest represents the best of how the Jewish community enriches all Canadians. It’s a shining example of the amazing things that happen when people of all backgrounds work together for the common good. I want to support this important work – care, education and research on brain health and aging – and that’s why my family donated an investment of life insurance that makes Baycrest the owner and beneficiary.” - Elliott Michaelson

Please contact Becki Willoughby, Planned Giving Director, Baycrest Foundation at (416) 785-2500, ext. 3895 to learn more on gifting options.