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Russ Johnston

Vice President and Senior Private Banker | CFP, FEA

Tel: 604-665-7458
Tel: 604-351-8550

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PO Box 49500
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Philanthropy

Philanthropy
BMO Charitable Giving Program
Philanthropy is an important financial planning consideration for many Canadians, and an integral part of their wealth management plan. A Charitable Gift Fund (“donor advised fund”), established through the BMO Charitable Giving Program, allows you to create a flexible and customized philanthropic solution that will have a lasting impact on causes that matter to you and your family.
Philanthropic Services for Private Foundations
The BMO Private Banking business offers a range of advisory, financial, and administrative services to assist in the management of your foundation. Our comprehensive range of services simplifies the day-to-day management of your foundation’s assets and offers a high level of convenience, efficiency and service.
Donating Appreciated Securities
The benefits of making a charitable donation are countless – from helping those in need to the personal satisfaction of giving back to the causes that are important to us. Charitable giving also makes good sense from a tax perspective. With proper planning, you can reduce your total income tax liability and maximize the value of your donation.
Building Your Legacy Using a Private Foundation
Like many Canadians, making the world a better place and creating a legacy aligned to your personal values, beliefs and convictions is an important wealth planning priority. Establishing a private foundation can help you achieve these priorities and give meaning and structure to your philanthropic goals. It can also help you to pass these values on to your children and grandchildren, by involving them and other family members in your giving strategy and family legacy.
Exploring charitable giving: Understanding donor advised funds and private foundations
Charitable giving is an important goal for many of us. Some donors seek to improve their community, while others, who are financially secure, simply want to give back.
Private Foundations: Philanthropy on your terms
Four examples to consider.