The National Inclusion Project has received a very significant gift from the estate of Ms. Shirley Dundas. Although we did not know her personally, we learned from her brother that she was a very friendly, outgoing and caring person. “She felt blessed to be able to help others through this gift,” stated her brother who is also the estate executive.
Ms. Dundas was also a planner. She liked to ensure that all things were planned in advance, and therefore, she established her estate plan in 1993. She updated and amended her plan in 2010 to reflect the support she wanted to provide to special friends and charities, one of which was the National Inclusion Project. Her love of music and singer Clay Aiken led her to the Project, and she decided to make a difference by gifting a percentage of her estate to support inclusion.
With an immediate cash contribution of $157,500 and additional proceeds being paid out over the next nine years, her total gift to the Project will be $643,500. Her generosity will help pave the way for the future of the Project and help ensure that no child sits on the sidelines!
Our heartfelt thanks and thoughts are extended to her family!