“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”
– Pericles

At YSM, we remain focused on serving the Toronto community while also working to secure and advance our programs and their impact for the decades ahead. Legacy gifts, especially bequests made in our kind donors’ Wills, are a key way for us to do so, together.

By leaving a gift in your Will to The Grace and Goodness Trust – a permanent endowment created in honour of our former long-serving CEO, Rick Tobias – you are invited to become a member of Legacy Bridge Builders, our recognition society for YSM’s forward-thinking donors who support us with a legacy gift.

Should you choose to support us via your legacy plans, your generosity will help YSM continue to change lives, build communities and transform Toronto by providing us with stable funding to allow us to plan for the future while also supporting our priority ongoing annual needs.

If you’d like to learn more about leaving a legacy through YSM, please fill out the form below.

Learn more about Legacy Bridge Builders

I’m considering leaving a gift in my Will to Yonge Street Mission.

Need more information?

You can contact Angela Solomos, our Vice-President of Philanthropy, via email at asolomos@ysm.ca, or phone at (416) 929-9614, ext. 4248. We encourage you to consult your financial and / or legal advisor(s) before committing to any legacy plan.

Additionally, you can contact YSM’s legacy partner Advisors with Purpose (www.advisorswithpurpose.ca) for professional, no obligation, free estate planning advice or to attend a no-obligation educational webinar. Angela can also help connect you to them.

Thank you!

We are grateful to all who consider or confirm including YSM in their planned giving and estate plans. When you make such an important investment in the future of YSM, know it will strengthen our continued health and stability as an organization.

In choosing to support YSM through your legacy plans, you can also choose whether or not you wish to be recognized as a member of our Legacy Bridge Builders recognition society or remain anonymous. We honour all gifts with the level of confidentiality, anonymity or recognition requested by the donor. 

Stock photo of the landmark Confederation Bridge leading toward Prince Edward Island, Canada