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Leave a legacy

You can support St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph by remembering St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation in your estate and financial plans.

Types of Planned Gifts
The following information provides a brief overview of giving options. We encourage you to consult your own legal and financial counsel as you develop your financial and/or estate plans.

Leave a Gift in Your Will
Through a bequest you make a specific gift to a charity through your will, or by writing an amendment, called a codicil, to your existing will, specifying either a percentage or a specific dollar amount. You can make a bequest of a portion of your estate and still provide for your family and loved ones.

You can create a lasting legacy by using your gift to establish an endowment fund and designate the income to support a specific program at the Centre. The fund can take on your name or you can name it in honour of or in tribute to your family or business, or a loved one.

Life Insurance
A gift of life insurance allows you to make a substantial gift to St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation in the future by making a relatively low premium payment today. New or existing policies can be used to create a meaningful donation.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A gift annuity produces guaranteed payments to you for a lifetime. A portion of the sum you contribute will immediately support the Foundation.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

You can make a gift of investments without forfeiting the income they produce by setting up a charitable trust.

Gifts of RRSP Value
You can make a lifetime gift to St. Joseph's using your RRSP. Revenue Canada requires you to withdraw your RRSP or convert to a RRIF by December 31st in the year in which you turn 69. If you have enough income from other sources to retire you can consider withdrawing a portion of your RRSP and contributing it to the Foundation.

In-kind donations have tangible dollar value and include assets like real estate, stocks, bonds, equipment or art. When a gift-in-kind is accepted by St. Joseph’s, the fair market value of the gift is assessed by a qualified party. Based on this evaluation the donor receives a charitable income tax receipt for the appraised value of the asset.

For more information on making a planned gift contact Jennifer Hall,Vice President of Development at Jennifer.Hall@sjhcg.ca or call her at 519 824-6000 x4201