Legacy Circle

The First Metropolitan Foundation established the Legacy Circle in 2012 to ensure a sustainable ministry for years to come. By remembering First Met in their estate planning and through gift annuities etc, people are helping to "pay it forward" and to ensure this spiritual community is here for the following generations. 

You can join the First Met Legacy Circle by leaving a lasting gift and know that what it supports today will continue in the future. Your giving can be in the form of:

  • Bequest in your Will
  • Gift Annuities
  • Life Insurance Policies
Positive personal tax implications are:
  • Charitable Tax Receipt
  •  Reduction in Death Duties
  • Savings in Capital Gains Tax

The role of the First Metropolitan Foundation is to hold trust funds, invest these funds, make grants and assist the work of the church. Your Legacy Gift will be distributed through the Foundation as follows:

  • 50% long-term ministry through the Memorial Endowment Fund
  • 25% capital projects
  • 25% operating expenses

Our Legacy Circle reminds us of the words of Sir Winston Churchill ... "You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give."

For more information about the First Metropolitan Foundation and the Legacy Circle, contact the church Finance office at (250) 388-5188, ext. 224.

If you wish your intentions to remain anonymous, you may contact Vicky Nelson, Gift Officer, Stewarship Animator for Western Canada, 1-800-268-3781 (extension 2045) or email [email protected].