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Your future legacy can change a child’s life.

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Your thoughtful consideration of a legacy gift leaves us profoundly grateful for your enduring commitment to child health and making kids’ lives better. By joining our Legacy Circle, you will leave a lasting impact for generations to come.

Ways to leave a legacy

Along with being one of the easiest ways to create a meaningful legacy, a gift in your Will lets you give more than what might have been possible in your lifetime.

Registered financial accounts—like a Tax-Free Savings Account or Registered Retirement Savings Plan—are effective and tax-smart ways to tackle the biggest challenges in children’s health.

With a life insurance gift, you can transform small premiums each month into major strides in care. Life insurance gifts also allow you to preserve your estate for loved ones.

You can propel our quest to create a healthier future for kids by donating some types of fixed, or non-cash property.

Donating securities, such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds, can elevate care for the next generation of kids—while also delivering significant savings today.

Trusts may be helpful options for diverse circumstances, especially where your assets are higher value or complex.

Your impact will be mighty

Your future gift will have a powerful impact for generations to come.

Here’s a glimpse of what it makes possible.

Leaving a legacy gift means having the potential to quicken the pace of change for breakthroughs and identifying new treatment options to save more lives.

Technologies today are changing faster than ever. Leaving a legacy helps ensure the hospital has equipment that shapes the future of precision and revolutionize care.

Changing the trajectory of children’s health require a world-class facility and services. Your future legacy gift can fuel advancements across the hospital and create life-changing success stories for families.

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Meet our legacy community

By being part of this community whose generosity is at the forefront of innovation, you’ll enjoy several exclusive benefits. Legacy Circle members are recognized in special ways, receive invitations to educational events, meet patient families impacted by gifts like theirs—and more. Here’s what a few members say.

Frequently asked questions

Legal Name: British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital Foundation
Charitable Business Number: 118852433RR0001

Here is some sample wording for Will clauses:

Residual Bequest

This option is preferred by many donors as it allows your future gift to increase or decrease according to your estate’s value once your lifetime needs have been met.

You might choose to donate all or a percentage of your estate to the beneficiary after all your debts, taxes, expenses, and other specific bequests have been paid.

“I give the residue of my estate (or percentage of the residue) to the British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital Foundation to be used for such of the objects and purposes as the Board of Directors shall from time to time determine.”

Specific Bequest

You might choose to designate a specific dollar amount, or piece of property, such as real estate, stocks, bonds or works of art.

“I give the sum of $XXX,XXX (or description of other property) to the British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital Foundation to be used for such of the objects and purposes as the Board of Directors shall from time to time determine.”

Contingent Bequest

Your gift will take effect only if the original intention cannot be met (e.g. if the primary or alternate beneficiaries do not survive the donor).

“If (name of primary beneficiary) does not survive me for 30 days, then I give (description of gift) to the British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital Foundation to be used for such of the objects and purposes as the Board of Directors shall from time to time determine.”

Gift Restrictions

If you have a specific area of interest, please contact us for Will wording.

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation values your kind intention to make a future gift and appreciates unforeseen changes can occur. Your lifetime needs should be met first – where circumstances arise that this is no longer possible, please let us know.

Legacy gifts are most often used for the priority needs of the Hospital and are undesignated. However, designated gifts or gifts restricted for the use in a particular area of care are possible, please contact us to discuss your plans and to obtain the proper Will wording.

Did you know? Most donors choose undesignated gifts, so the Hospital can choose their priority needs at that future time.

Thank you for your thoughtful inclusion of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation in your legacy plans. If you have already included us in your legacy plans, please let us know. We would like to formally thank you and welcome you as a member of our Legacy Circle.

Please contact our Gift & Estate Planning team by completing the form or contact us directly.

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Hilary Beard, MA, BCompt


Hailee Chun, JD

Associate Director, Estates


Robert Hamanishi, BBA

Legacy Giving Manager

Helen Kempler

Estate & Bequest Stewardship Specialist

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