Stronger Together

While many people don’t think of themselves as having the means to make a difference, a gift in a will often allows individuals to leave a larger gift than would be possible in their lifetime – and the collective impact of these gifts can be truly transformative for women and children.

Debra Clarke (pictured above), a retired professor of sociology at Trent University, recently shared her plans to leave a gift to the YWCA in her will:

“After teaching students in my family sociology course for many years about the danger and frequency of family violence, I’m pleased to make a personal legacy contribution in order to support local women and children who have experienced this common and persistently damaging phenomenon. I strongly encourage others to consider a donation in view of the tremendous need within our own community.”

For more information about legacy giving, please connect with Corinna Campbell at 705-743-3526 x128 or