Supporting Air Cadets
Thank you for your patronage and support. We sincerely hope that your time in Air Cadets has had a very positive influence on your life and left you with many fond memories.
Did you know that over 1.2 million young Canadians have been or currently are members of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets since the inception of the movement in 1941? We are proud to have helped with the development of these young men and women into outstanding citizens. Many have become celebrated Canadian aviators, while others have explored the trespasses of space.
The Air Cadet League of Canada now needs your help.
How can I help?
Financially: Your tax-deductible donation will be used to benefit Air Cadets across Canada. Please click the DONATE button below to be taken to a secure Internet location where you can safely make a credit card donation on-line.
Scholarships: You may wish to donate to our Pilot Training Achievement Awards. This program is to support currently serving cadets in pursuing additional flying/gliding time, after they have obtained their pilot's licence. Each award at the current time is set at $300 for additional flying and gliding time. For more information, please contact the national office at 1-877-422-6359 or email@example.com
Volunteer: You could volunteer your time at either the national, provincial or local level of the Air Cadet League of Canada. Please call our toll-free number 1-877-422-6359 for additional information.
Squadron Community-based funding: You can help by lending your support to local squadron fund raising activities in your community, i.e. when Air Cadets come calling to your door, tag days etc.
Legacy: You could consider a permanent legacy for the future with our Gifts-in-Kind program. Please call 1-877-422-6359 (toll free) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain information on these programs.
‘Planned giving’ refers to the many ways you can plan your donations in order to optimize the benefits to both the non profit organization and the donor. With the Air Cadet League of Canada, leaving a legacy through planned giving means supporting the future of Canada’s Youth and ensuring that today’s quality program extends beyond tomorrow – leaving your lasting impression that the next generation can truly appreciate.
What is ‘The ACL Planned Giving Circle’?
When you leave a gift in your estate plan, you will be invited to join our ACL Planned Giving Circle. Your name will be placed on our National Honour Roll of contributors and you have the option to receive information about our activities, programs and informative updates about our organization through our newsletter and correspondence.
Why leave a bequest to the Air Cadet League of Canada?
Many people choose to make a lasting impression by leaving a gift to organizations and causes that they believe in. Your gift to our organization will ensure that the Air Cadet League is there to continue to make a difference through the next generation of Air Cadets and in their communities. Think of your generosity as building a bridge between the past and the future as you help to ensure that what you value today will continue to carry on tomorrow.
What are some of the ways I can donate through planned giving?
There are many options and some of the most common ones include:
• bequests of money or property made through a Will;
• gifts of life insurance;
• charitable remainder trusts;
• stocks, shares and equity mutual funds.
There are many different ways to leave a lasting legacy to the Air Cadet League of Canada, and discussions with your legal or financial advisor along with your family and the financial officer at the Air Cadet League can help you to determine which options are the best for you.
Bequests of money or property made through a Will
This can involve a specific gift amount, a residuary gift (what remains of your estate after taxes, legal and administrative fees, and gifts to heirs), or a contingent gift (in event that none of your beneficiaries are alive at the time of your death).
Gifts of Life Insurance
By giving through life insurance you can:
• make a substantial charitable donation for a comparatively small premium
• become a major benefactor right now, rather than waiting years to make your gift from accumulated assets
• gain tax benefits and guarantee the value of your gift will not be reduced by taxes, probate or administrative costs
• make a significant gift of funds that are considered independent of your estate, and therefore cannot be challenged
• keep your gift private and confidential.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
An establishment of charitable remainder trusts provides flexibility when planning your estate and offers a means of directing your assets and making future gifts to a charitable organization you support such as the Air Cadet League of Canada.
Gifts of Stocks, Shares and Equity Mutual Funds
Many donors find that giving a listed security or investment such as stocks, shares and equity mutual funds allows them to make an important contribution to Air Cadets while offering significant tax benefits to you.
By planning your gift, your generous contribution will help the Air Cadet League of Canada continue to make a difference through the next generation of Air Cadets, today and always. For more information about these planned giving opportunities, please take a moment to discuss these options with your legal or financial advisor.
We here at the Air Cadet League of Canada will be pleased to assist you with your donation and to answer any additional questions you may have. On behalf of Canada’s 26, 300 Air Cadets, thank you once again for your continued support and your interest in our planned giving program.