A Legacy in Action
L. Carolyn Dundas Memorial Fund in support of Mental Health helps strengthen community wellbeing
John and Lyn Dundas first met with our Executive Director in 2015 to plan a bequest gift. Sadly, Lyn passed in April 2018. In revisiting his financial and estate plans (a good idea for everyone every few years, and especially after a major life change), John decided to establish a legacy fund in his late wife’s name now, in addition to the future gift planned through his Will. The L. Carolyn Dundas Fund in support of Mental Health was created to help relieve the pain of people suffering from anxiety and depression, with the goal of preventing suicide.
With demand for mental health support increasing due to the pandemic, this fund is needed now more than ever.
“The pandemic has only made things worse for people experiencing mental illness,” says John Dundas about his intent for establishing the fund. “Although it’s a somewhat invisible problem, the anguish suffered by those in need will not go away by itself. I hope this fund will help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and enable positive change in our community.”
It is such an honour to meet with people like John and Lyn to explore their interests and help them plan a legacy gift that will be meaningful to them. If you are interested in an initial conversation to explore ideas, we invite you to contact Tina Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613.546.9696.