Legacy

When you leave a gift in your will to the Heemang Foundation, your legacy will have a meaningful impact on those who are struggling to find timely support for their Eating Disorder Recovery in Vancouver, BC. By leaving a bequest - a charitable gift that’s made in your will— you have the opportunity to continue supporting a cause that’s meaningful to you during and after your lifetime. At the same time, your estate will receive tax benefits. A bequest is one of the most significant contributions you can make. When your bequest is made to the Heemang Foundation, it has the potential to save the lives of many. Learn about your options for creating your legacy below.

Types of Gifts

  • Specific Bequest

    It is often described as a love/hate relationship. You may find yourself desperate for help at times, yet simultaneously wanting to hide away and protect the disorder.
    The rules you have around food and your body consume your entire life.
    You may find it hard to talk about the “voice in your head”, constantly telling you to eat less, and torturing you if you dare to eat more. You feel an overwhelming loneliness, and it may seem like you are drowning in all your secrets, which only you and the disorder know about.

    The following is a sample of language you can use when preparing your will. We strongly encourage you to discuss your plans with a lawyer and/or financial advisor prior to finalizing your will.

    I give to Heemang Foundation (charitable registration number ……RR0001, address) the sum of $………dollars for purposes as determined by and at the discretion of the Board of Directors. I give to Heemang Foundation (charitable registration number RR0001, of address), my property known as[………………….description of property], for purposes as determined by and at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

  • Residuary Bequest

    You feel like you are living a dual life. You binge and purge in secret, yet appear fine from the outside. This secretive life terrifies you. The fear of being exposed is a constant source of anxiety. You find it difficult to physically feel food in your body, almost as if the heaviness you were trying to escape is now inside of you.
    This leaves you feeling confused and frustrated. You feel alone and shameful, making it difficult to open up and seek help.

    The following is a sample of language you can use when preparing your will. We strongly encourage you to discuss your plans with a lawyer and/or financial advisor prior to finalizing your will.

    I give to Heemang Foundation (charitable registration number RR0001, of address)…..% of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate for purposes as determined by and at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

  • Contingent Bequest

    Overeating is your biggest source of comfort but also your biggest secret. Your eating patterns are chaotic. There is always guilt about what you have eaten, which you attach to your self worth. You are constantly trying to lose weight or prevent weight gain. Obsessing and thinking about food often leads to feeling out of control, especially around certain kinds of food.

    The following is a sample of language you can use when preparing your will. We strongly encourage you to discuss your plans with a lawyer and/or financial advisor prior to finalizing your will.

    If [name(s) of primary beneficiaries] do not survive me, die within ninety (90) days from the date of my death, or die as a result of a common disaster, then I give to Heemang Foundation (charitable registration number RR0001, of address)…………..[specific dollar amount, percentage of residual, or description of property], for purposes as determined by and at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

  • Gifts of Life Insurance

    Thoughts about how food affects your health are consuming your daily life and take up most of your brain space. Your top priority is to be “healthy” and to do that with absolute diligence. Eating “clean” and only certain types (brands, trends) of foods makes you feel more in control. You are constantly worried about your next meal, especially if it is not prepared by you and you do not know every single ingredient. You are convinced that certain types of food must be avoided, as they are harmful for you (ex. sugar, gluten, etc). This constant stress can cause harm to all aspects of your life, most often finances and relationships.

    The following is a sample of language you can use when preparing your will. We strongly encourage you to discuss your plans with a lawyer and/or financial advisor prior to finalizing your will.

    Restricted/designated Gift Purposes
    If you would like to designate your gift to a specific Heemang Foundation project, program, or fund please consult with us in advance. We want to work with you to ensure that your contribution will be used effectively and make the greatest difference to what you’re passionate about. If you do choose to restrict your gift, we also advise that you include a provision that allows for flexibility should the fund or circumstances of Heemang Foundation change:

Important Information

It’s important that you consult with your legal and financial advisors when preparing your will. The information contained here does not constitute legal advice, and should only be used for informational purposes to start your conversations. However, we’d love to speak with you about your interests and goals in making a legacy gift, or if you’ve already put Heemang Foundation in your will please let us know.

When including Heemang Foundation in your will or any other legal document it’s critical that you include our correct legal information. This is to ensure that your gift can be made smoothly and without error or confusion to your executor.

Our registered information is:

  • Legal name: Heemang Foundation
  • Charitable registration number: 77592 8906 RR0001
  • Registered address: 2420 Carmaria Crt,North Vancouver, BC, V7J 3M4, Canada

If you choose to make a gift of property, Heemang Foundation reserves the right to sell the property unless it can be used in line with our gift acceptance policy.