Legacy Club

Create a Lasting Legacy

Established in 2020, the Legacy Club was created to recognize generous future bequests to The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society. The Legacy Club provides an opportunity to recognize those who share the common goal of giving back and supporting the continued preservation of history in Northwestern Ontario.

Some of the benefits of membership in the Legacy Club include invitations to exclusive events, advance notice of presentations, seminars and much more.

Define Your Legacy | Determine Your Strategy

A Gift in Your Will

Name The Thunder Bay Museum as a beneficiary in your Will. Gifts can be a specific dollar amount, asset, percent or residual of your estate and tailored to a specific area.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Designate The Thunder Bay Museum as the beneficiary of an insurance policy. If the policy is owned by the Museum, the donor receives a tax receipt for each premium paid. If the donor retains ownership of the policy, the death benefit that is paid to the Museum is eligible for a tax receipt.

Gifts of RRSPs/RRIFs

Designate The Thunder Bay Museum as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan. Your estate will receive a tax receipt for the full value of the assets and significantly decrease or eliminate the estate tax burden.

What Will My Legacy Be?

  • Meet with your financial and legal advisors to consider the best option to meet your financial and philanthropic objectives.
  • Speak with your family about your intentions to make a charitable gift.
  • Contact a representative of the Museum.
  • Join the Legacy Club – our way of saying thank you today for the impact your gift will make tomorrow.

Sample Will Clauses

For Restricted Bequests: “I give and bequeath to the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, in the Province of Ontario, Canada, the sum of $___________ (or designated property or portion (%) of Estate) to be used for the purposes of _______________.”

For Unrestricted: Bequests: “I give and bequeath to Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, in the Province of Ontario, Canada, the sum of $ _______ (or designated property or portion (%) of Estate) to be used for the purposes of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society at the Board of Directors shall determine in its absolute discretion.”

An Additional Clause For All Bequests: In order that Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society may always be able to fulfill the spirit and intent of the donor’s wishes, we suggest the following additional clause: “In the event that unforeseen circumstances make the specified use of this bequest no longer practical or desirable, the Board of Directors of the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society in conjunction with the Executive Director of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society is hereby authorized to make such changes that are in keeping as far as possible with the spirit and general intent of this bequest.”

For Named Endowed Scholarships, Bursaries or Awards (minimum required amount – $10,000): “I give and bequeath the sum of $_____________ (or designated property or portion of Estate) to Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, in the Province of Ontario, Canada, to be held as an endowment fund, the income of which is to be used by the said Museum to create and maintain a scholarship (bursary or awards) in my name (or; in memory of ____________) to for the express purpose of _____________________________.”

For Named Non-Endowed Annual Award (minimum required amount – $5,000): “I give and bequeath the sum of $________ (or designated property or portion of Estate), to Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, in the Province of Ontario, Canada, to be held as a non-endowed fund the amount of which is to be used by the said Society to create a scholarship bursary or award in my name (or; in memory of) for the express purpose of _____________________________.”

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To Learn More, Reach Out To Us

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    At times, we receive gifts on behalf of generous donors whom we have not had the opportunity to meet. We invite you tell us if we are in your plans which will allow us to say thank you today. Your privacy and preferences for recognition and communications will be fully respected.

For All Legacy Inquiries, Please Contact:

Scott Bradley, Executive Director

T: 807.623-0801   F: 807.622.6880    info@thunderbaymuseum.com