Leaving Your Entire Estate to Charity

While many often elect to leave behind their personal legacy to their loved ones in their will, it is not uncommon for people to leave large bequests to charitable organizations. In this story, one Victoria, B.C. resident left her entire estate, worth millions, to the SPCA. Charitable donations can become a contentious issue during estate administration, and may be problematic for an executor if the money does not reach the hands of the organization or is contested by other beneficiaries. Executors should be aware of this risk and may want to consider insurance to safeguard against personal liability if assertions of negligence should arise.

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Downloadable Resources

Want more information on planning, preparing and administering an estate? Download our easy to use reference guides and resources to help you along the way.


  • Executor Liability Insurance - Return the completed application to our office to find out if you are eligible for executor liability insurance.


  • Fiduciary Bonds - Have you been asked to provide a bond for the estate? Download the application and follow the directions to apply for a bond.


  • Free Executor Guide - If you have been asked to be an executor or are acting as an executor this guide will help you understand your responsibilities and help track your activities.


  • Free Will Preparation Guide - A step to step guide to the questions you will need to address when preparing your will.


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