We are proud to work closely with many attorneys, accountants, financial planners, insurance agents, and other professionals when organizing donors’ charitable estate plans.
This section of our site offers materials and resources that may be helpful to you and your clients in planning for their philanthropic goals. Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact Beth Proven at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) Official Name and Charitable Registration Number
The WSO’s official name is The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Inc. The WSO’s charitable number is: 105260673 RR0001
3) The Importance of Gift Agreements
Whenever possible, it is our preference to establish written terms of reference or letters of intent to accompany planned gifts. These signed agreements ensure that all parties have clear directions as to how the gift will be used. Please contact Beth Proven, VP Development, for assistance.
4) Review of Will Clause
It is often beneficial for the charity to review a will clause when it is being drafted to ensure that the gift can be carried out as the donor wishes. This can be done anonymously if the client prefers.
5) Useful Links
REGULATIONS ON PROBATE FEES
Law Fees and Probate Charge Act (Please refer to schedule 7 at the bottom of the page)
DUTIES OF THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE
Province of Manitoba’s Public Guardian and Trustee Act
THE TRUSTEE ACT
Province of Manitoba’s Trustee Act (please refer to section 90 (1) – 90 (5))
CANADA REVENUE AGENCY
Giving to Charity: Information for donors
6) Executors’ Duties
For guidelines on executors’ fees, you may want to refer to the Manitoba Public Trustees office.
Please Seek Expert Advice: The WSO strongly recommends that you seek professional advice to ensure your financial goals are considered, your tax situation reviewed, and that your legacy gift is tailored to your circumstances. The WSO recommends that you consult your lawyer or estate planner regarding the specific wording of any gift in a will.
For further information, please call Beth Proven at (204) 949-3989 or email email@example.com.