Bequests

Remembering CIMF in your last will and testament can be a simple way of supporting and promoting the industry.  There are many ways to designate CIMF as a beneficiary in your last will and testament.  You can: 1) designate a specific amount, or 2) designate a percentage of your estate, or 3) create a ‘residual’ bequest naming CIMF as the beneficiary after you have provided for your loved ones.  All bequests, regardless of the amount, are important to us and provide CIMF with the necessary support to promote the industry and assist those who are in the process of building their career. Given the evolutionary nature of the industry and its changing priorities, a gift designated for general purposes would ensure that CIMF will always be able to make the best use of your gift.  To make a bequest to CIMF, simply request that your attorney revise your current last will and testament to include one of the following sentences:

  1. A bequest in a specific amount
    I hereby give and bequeath to the CIM Foundation the amount of $______ to be used for its general purposes.
  2. A bequest of a percentage of your estate
    I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to the CIM Foundation ______% of my estate to be used for its general purposes.
  3. A bequest of whatever remains after all other bequests have been made
    I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the CIM Foundation my residuary estate (or ______% of my residuary estate) to be used for its general purposes.

Click here to download the CIMF Bequest Form (pdf). 

This document will help us record your last wishes.  When your estate is finalized, and with your permission, this document will indicate how we can gratefully acknowledge your generosity in our publications in our In Memoriam section.

Have you included CIMF in your last will and testament, or would you like to know more about making a bequest to CIMF?  Please contact:

Deborah Smith-Sauvé
Manager, CIMF
1250 - 3500 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Westmount (Québec) H3Z 3C1
dsauve@CIM.ORG
(514) 939-2710, ext. 1334