Building a Legacy
With continued support from the community, Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation can ensure that the best healthcare is available for your family, friends and loved ones through every stage of life.
Through a bequest in your will, you have the opportunity to build a legacy. A bequest to Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation can benefit thousands of lives by supporting compassionate and innovative patient care. Gifts from estates help our community acquire leading-edge medical equipment and technology that can effectively diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases. These gifts also help provide the resources needed to create and maintain outstanding facilities that offer patient-centered care and comfort, promote healing and even save lives.
A planned gift plays an important role in ensuring future generations will continue to receive exceptional healthcare for years to come. When you include a gift to the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation in your estate, you are making an investment in the future of our community.
What is a Bequest?
A bequest is the most common type of Planned Gift. It is a gift made in your will that can help express your wishes and interests. A bequest can be a specific sum of money, a particular asset (i.e. real estate, shares or investments) or a percentage of your estate.
Unlike a gift given now, a planned gift has the advantage of not affecting your current financial resources. Gifts in a will can reduce the final taxes payable by your estate.
Setting up a gift in your will is a straightforward process. Your legal professional can provide advice specific to your estate. We would be pleased to provide information about making an estate gift to the Foundation. Please call 250-331-5957 or email Jessica.Aldred@islandhealth.ca
Our Charitable Registration Number is #887712891 RR 0001
How Planned Giving Benefits You
Unlike a gift given now, a planned gift has the advantage of not affecting your current financial resources. Gifts in a will can reduce the final taxes payable by your estate. You can specify to leave a gift in your will to the Area of Greatest Need or to other areas of care that are important to you.
Patti Fletcher has chosen to leave a gift in her will as a thank you to the Comox Valley (photo by McKinnon Photography).
Why Patti left a gift in her will to the Foundation
“I decided to leave a gift in my will to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation (now Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation) as a simple way to say ‘thank you’ to the community I have called home since 1980. This community has given me so much, from my career in recreation and the small retail business my husband began and grew, to the wealth of friends we’ve made. I have been blessed with an absolute quality of life in the Comox Valley, and by leaving a gift in my will, I can help improve the quality of life for others who live here, too, long after I’m gone. That’s the legacy I choose to leave behind.”
Gift of Stock
You can make a big impact by donating securities and mutual funds. Learn more…
Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation would be pleased to provide more information and can be reached at 250-331-5957.