The idea behind the Legacy fund is to provide an on-going, sustainable source of funding for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. The fund is financed through charitable giving, an easy, meaningful way to provide support for our community. Through gifts of life insurance, gifts by will, and bequests, the Legacy fund becomes an enduring source of revenue for the Kiwanis Club to carry out its important work in the community. Charitable giving also provides valuable estate planning and tax benefits to donors. Our Mission The mission of the Legacy committee is to foster a philanthropic environment whereby the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa becomes the preferred recipient of planned charitable gifts made by individual members or citizens within our community.
The planned/legacy gift program has three pillars that form the foundation for our promotional and program activity: Pillar 1 - Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Unrestricted gifts to the Club for its charitable purposes. Pillar 2 - Select Club Committees Committees with an enduring Club tradition that support our Mission of Children – Priority One Air Cadets; Young Children –Priority One; Sponsored Youth (Key Club and Circle K); Youth &Community Services; Senior Citizens; Music Festival Pillar 3 - Medical Foundation Programs as deemed by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa ’s Medical Foundation