Planned Giving

Why I Give to York

Joan Wood (BA '75)
Alumna and former president of the York University Alumni Association Joan Wood (BA ‘75) explains her reasons for leaving a legacy gift to York

Alumna and former president of the York University Alumni Association Joan Wood (BA '75) explains her reasons for leaving a legacy gift to York

"Why do I give to York? That’s easy — it was a life-changing experience. For me, York was more than just classrooms. I was involved in many college and intramural sport activities. I even managed the Orange Snail coffee shop in Stong College. And my fellow Yorkies continue to be some of my best friends today. Even though I now live in Bermuda, I’m still a Yorkie through and through.

I spent 25 years working in the insurance industry so I know that by naming York University Foundation as the beneficiary of my life insurance policy I will help the University and its students better than I could in any other way. When planning for your estate, you don’t have to be rich to make a big difference."

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