When including a bequest provision in your will, always use the full legal name and provide the federal charitable registration number.
Our full legal name is: The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (2000) Inc.
Our federal charitable registration number is: 89043 0093 RR0001
For a bequest of cash, the possible language is:
"I give to The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (2000) Inc., 105 Main Street East, Suite 1002, Hamilton, ON L8N 1G6 (the sum of amount ...) or (... percent of the residue of my Estate)."
For a bequest of securities, the possible language is:
"I direct my Trustees to transfer [all or number] of my shares in the capital stock of [public company name] (hereinafter referred to as the "Corporation") to The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (2000) Inc., 105 Main Street East, Suite 1002, Hamilton, ON L8N 1G6."
A undesignated bequest is especially valuable because it helps us direct your support to the area of greatest need. However, if you wish, bequests can be directed to a specific purpose or program. Restricted bequests can only be used by the Philharmonic for the purpose stated by the donor. The donor is encouraged to include a "power to vary clause" to avoid failure of the gift, should the Philharmonic be unable to use the gift for the stated purpose.
If you wish to create a restricted bequest please contact, or have the legal professional drafting your will contact us to ensure that the correct bequest language is used and to ensure that the Philharmonic can use the bequest for the stated purpose.