Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving

A way to keep giving long after you are gone

Legacy giving is a chance for you to keep giving long after you are gone. When you leave a gift to EWF when you pass on, you are planting a seed – a seed that, with careful tending, will grow into something for future generations to benefit from – ultimately leaving a gift that helps build a better world. That’s the power of Legacy Giving.

We understand that as your life progresses, the charitable causes and charities you wish to support may change. With a EWF Legacy Fund, you have an opportunity to develop a relationship with EWF. We gain full understanding of your charitable intents, and provide assurance that your wishes will be fulfilled upon your passing.

How it Works

You can establish a personally named Legacy Fund with a donation gift of $1,000 or more. If ever you wish to update your list of EWF supported associations that you wish to support, you can simply contact EWF to request a change.


You can shape your future gift on an ongoing basis during your lifetime. If changes are necessary, this can be easily accommodated through EWF, and without the effort and expense of revising your Will.

Ease for your Executor

It can be an overwhelming responsibility for your Executor to carry out your charitable wishes. Your Executor will take comfort in knowing that your Legacy Fund is already established, and will simply transfer your gift to EWF.

Our commitment to you

When you entrust your Legacy Giving to EWF, we offer these commitments to you:

  • We will carry out your wishes.
  • We will ensure your legacy is always invested wisely in the communities and directed to the best and most effective community projects and charities in the areas you care most about.
  • We will ensure that your gift has a lasting impact. EWF has deep roots in the communities and unparalleled knowledge of community issues and organizations. No matter what your interest – children and youth, elderly, education, disabled, health care – we will ensure your legacy gift always makes a real difference.
  • We will honor your generosity. It’s a reflection of your values, and a statement to future generations about your foresight, concern, imagination and vision. We’ll work with you to share your story and inspire others to make a difference in our EWF community – or, if you prefer, your anonymity will be respected.

When you leave your Legacy donation with EWF, you become part of something bigger, part of something better. You connect at a deeper level and leave a more lasting impression on the place that you have called your home away from home for so long.