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About legacy giving

A legacy gift is a lasting statement of your generosity and care and an opportunity to say that you believe in a future free of vision loss.

Why leave a legacy Gift

Canadians give for different reasons and in different ways. For some it is a way to ensure their memory lives on; for many it’s a way to ensure that their favourite charity is able to continue its important work, while for others it represents a way to ease the tax implications that come with the transfer of their estate to surviving relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Henson posing for a picture outdoors with their door.

Richard lives with low-vision. He, his sister, son, and nephew all live with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), an inherited eye disease he is able to trace back up to five generations. In each of his family generations, there have been up to 25 members diagnosed with RP, each living with vision loss.

Read about the Henson family and their decision to leave a gift in their Will

Image is of Matthew and Stefanie with their newborn child.

Matthew is at least the fourth generation in his family to be affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP). He and his family have been long-standing Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) supporters, and now, Matthew and his wife Stephanie are continuing their support with gifts in their Will.

Read About Matthew and Stephanie’s Decision to Leave a Gift in Their Will

Image is of Ron Champion.

Soon after Ron’s retinitis pigmentosa (RP) diagnosis, his journey with Fighting Blindness Canada began (FBC). He quickly became involved in View Point education events and has learned about FBC-funded research and its demonstrated impact on those living with vision loss.

Learn about Ron’s Journey and his Hope For Sight through Vision Research

Image is of the Haverstocks smiling.

Greg and Cathy Haverstock believed in “a more hopeful future” for their family and others living with vision loss. And, following a difficult diagnosis, it was then the Hackertock’s made a decision they felt “added meaning” to their lives.

Read Cathy Haverstock’s open letter to Fighting Blindness Canada

Image is of the Ritzes. They are smiling.

As successful professionals and world travellers, Mort and Marilyn Ritz felt they were making an “easy decision” to help support others after noting vision research advancements taking place within their lifetime.

Learn about the inspiring story of Mort and Marilyn Ritz.

10 things you can do to create a legacy that lives on:

  1. Prepare a Will.
  2. Leave a gift in your Will to your favourite charities, such as Fighting Blindness Canada.
  3. Decide whether to leave a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your assets to your favourite charities.
  4. Consider using assets such as mutual funds, or publicly traded stocks for your legacy gift.
  5. Name Fighting Blindness Canada as a beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF or pension plan.
  6. Name Fighting Blindness Canada as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy.
  7. Purchase a new life insurance policy and name Fighting Blindness Canada as the beneficiary.
  8. Honour a loved one through your legacy gift.
  9. Encourage family and friends to consider leaving a gift(s) to a charity in their Will planning.
  10. Ask your financial or estate planning advisor to include charitable giving as part of your financial plan, and to incorporate in their advice with other clients too.



When a donor like you creates a future gift to benefit Fighting Blindness Canada, you become a visionary – someone who wishes to support the ongoing effort to eliminating eye disease today and for generations to come. Fighting Blindness Canada would like to link your gift with the many others who have also created a gift in their Will or estate plan through our Visionary Circle.

The Visionary Circle is a group of generous individuals who have realized the joy of giving recipients a brighter future. Benefits of being a member of the Visionary Circle:

  • Invitation to a Lab tour of our funded researchers
  • Invitation to our Leadership donor events and dinners
  • Special mailings of our InVision Newsletters and Impact Report
  • Updates on FBC funded researchers progress

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