Giving in Wills

The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital is currently conducting a phone campaign in our community. Over the next few weeks, some of our supporters may receive a call from Eric Patterson on behalf of the Foundation. Eric is calling with the purpose of learning more about our donors and the connection they have to Guelph General Hospital. He will also share information about a way to extend giving beyond today through a legacy gift for the future. This type of gift – normally made through an individual’s estate or will – is focused on creating an impact for the future of Guelph General, just like current donations impact today. If you receive a call from Eric, we hope you will consider sharing with him your connection to the Hospital and why you support us. Perhaps at that time, you will also consider a gift in your estate to benefit the future of the important work carried out at Guelph General. Thank you for your support. You are helping us save lives and improve health.

Leave your legacy in our community with a kind and compassionate gift.

Giving in wills is a charitable gift that you arrange today for completion in the future. It is most commonly a planned gift in your will, but it can also be a life insurance policy or other financial assets.

By making such a gift, you’ll be leaving a legacy while providing you or your heirs with significant tax benefits.

You may download Making a Planned Gift in Your Will for important information on how to make a gift in your will to The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital.

Learn more about giving a gift of Life Insurance or an RRSP or RRIF.

Join our Heritage Society

We are honoured to recognize those who have shared with us their intention to make a planned gift through our Heritage Society. Heritage Society members meet once a year for a recognition luncheon with a special Hospital speaker. In addition, society members are able to attend Hospital tours and educational seminars. Once a planned gift is confirmed, society members, with their permission, are recognized in Foundation publications. These extraordinary gifts are also recognized on our Donor Wall. All requests for anonymity are respected.

To be recognized as Heritage Society Member, please complete and return this form.

To learn more about leaving a gift in your will to The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, contact Matt Peltomaki at [email protected] or 519-837-6422 x2569, or fill out the form below.

Additional Resources

When making a planned gift, take your personal financial situation and needs into account. Your lawyer, accountant, financial planner, or insurance agent can help you determine what kind of planned gift in your will would be best for you, your family, and your estate.

The information provided is general in nature and not intended to represent legal advice. We understand that each individual’s financial circumstances are unique and you are advised to consult with a qualified professional advisor.