Your Gift of Securities This Holiday Season Could Change Lives!

By Cancer Foundation on December 2 / 2020


Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of those facing the challenges of both cancer and the COVID-19 pandemic? You can make a gift of publicly listed securities as your year-end donation, and it’s actually one of the most efficient ways for you to give to charity.

There are many benefits of making a gift of appreciated publicly traded securities, and you will not have to pay any income tax on the capital gain triggered by the sale. This maximizes both your impact on the lives of those facing cancer and your tax benefit.

If you have publicly traded securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds) the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be very grateful to be the beneficiary of your generosity! In just a few simple moves, you can be a catalyst of huge impact. Please start by consulting your financial advisor, and once you have agreed upon which investments will have the most impact, kindly request to have your securities transferred (in-kind) to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. It’s that easy!

Please note that the deadline to obtain a 2020 tax receipt is December 16, 2020. If you are considering a gift of securities or have any questions, please contact Josée Quenneville, Vice-President of Philanthropy, at 613-247-3527 ext. 264, or at

Thank you in advance for considering a gift to the Cancer Foundation, and helping so many families in our community!


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