Legacy Giving

Leave a legacy of learning for future generations.

By making a gift in your will to the Vancouver Maritime Museum, you will help us share stories about life on and around the Pacific Northwest and Arctic oceans for generations to come.  

 Here are two ways that you can put a charitable gift in your will: 

 1. Name the residue of your estate in whole or as a proportion using percentages.  

The residue is what remains after taxes, administrative expenses and your heirs have received their specific gifts or proportion.  An advantage is that as your circumstances change, your will does not have to be altered, as the proportion remains the same.   

 Sample wording: “I bequeath the residue of my Estate (or _______% of the residue of my Estate) to The Vancouver Maritime Museum Society.”  

 2. Name a specific amount.

Sample wording: “I give $_____________to support the work of The Vancouver Maritime Museum Society.” 


Specific designations:  

If you wish to designate a specific program or activity, we recommend the following wording to ensure your legacy is realized, should that program no longer be in existence at the time of the bequest: 

“If through the passage of time, a designated Vancouver Maritime Museum program or activity is no longer in place, I give permission to alter the terms of my Will to adhere as closely as possible to my original wishes; or in the event that this is not possible, please direct my gift to the area of greatest need.” 

We recommend that you consult a legal advisor when planning your will. 

For more information on legacy giving, please contact Louise Chapman, Director of Development (development@vanmaritime.com | 604-257-3096) or David Jordan, Executive Director (director@vanmaritime.com | 604-257-8301)

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