The Champlain Society’s “Order of Good Cheer”
To recognize and honour the generosity of its members, The Society created new membership categories in 2008:
- The “Challenger Circle”: This category recognizes gifts to the “John Warkentin Presidential Challenge Fund” of $2,500 or more
- Patrons of the “Habitation”: This membership category recognizes annual gifts between $1,000 and $2,499 and identifies supporters of the very “foundation” of The Champlain Society
- Patrons of the “Astrolabe”: This membership category recognizes annual gifts that range between $500-$999 and identifies supporters whose funds allow The Champlain Society the capacity to “seek out” and publish manuscripts
- Patrons of the “Capitaine”: This membership category recognizes annual gifts that range between $100-$499 and identifies supporters whose funds allow The Champlain Society the capacity to “steer in confidence”
- Patrons of the “Voyageur”: This membership category recognizes annual gifts that range between $50-$99 and identifies supporters whose support allows The Champlain Society to pursue the production of its books and website
Remember The Champlain Society in your Will and Trusts
It is easy to leave a legacy gift to The Champlain Society!
When you write your will, you can make a bequest in the form of cash or property by including The Champlain Society as a beneficiary. You can also contribute in the form of a residual bequest, which is a gift of all or a fraction of whatever remains in your estate after all debts, taxes, expenses, and other bequests are paid.
Here is an example of the language used: “I give to The Champlain Society, currently located at 5201 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 5T8, the sum of $_____ (or _____% of my estate) to be used in support of its general charitable purposes.”
To plan for your future giving, please ask your solicitor’s advice on putting an additional codicil onto your existing will.
For more information, contact:
416-667-7777 ext. 7869